Once you have obtained Danish authorization and permission to work independently as a dentist, you can begin specialist training in Denmark or apply for an assessment of your foreign specialist dental education.

Becoming a Specialist Dentist in Denmark

In Denmark, we offer specialties in Oral Surgery and Orthodontics.

Specialist training in Orthodontics lasts for three years and is conducted at the Dental schools in Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Specialist training in Oral Surgery lasts for five years and takes place at competent hospital departments.

Information about specialist training is available on the website of the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen). Please note that the site is only available in Danish.

Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen)

Registration of Specialist Qualifications

If you have completed specialist training outside Denmark, the Nordic countries, the EU, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland, you can apply for an assessment of your completed specialist training with the possibility of additional training if necessary.

To obtain more information about your options, please contact the Danish Health Authority at SSTUddannelse@sst.dk

Please be aware that in order for the Danish Health Authority to make an assessment, you will be required to submit substantial documentation, including details of the content of your specialist training, etc.

How to Apply for Danish Specialist Registration at the Danish Patient Safety Authority

Once you have fulfilled all the requirements, you must complete an application for specialist registration (only available in Danish). Additionally, you must submit the Danish Health Authority's assessment and documentation for any additional employment, if applicable.

Søg anerkendelse som specialtandlæge

Application fee

A fee of DKK 5.195,- is required for applying for  registration of specialist qualifications.