Specialist Registration in Nordic Countries and the EU

If you are currently authorized to work independently as a dentist in Denmark and wish to apply for Danish specialist registration in orthodontics or oral surgery, you will need to complete the application form provided below. There is a specialist qualifications registration fee of DKK 4,165.

Application Process

  1. Fill in the application form:
    Application form
  2. Submit the form electronically
  3. Click "Approve" and proceed to make the required fee payment.
  4. Send the necessary documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files via email to aaes@stps.dk.
    • If sending documentation by email, ensure the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color, and fully legible.

Required Documentation

  1. Proof of your name, date of birth, and nationality (e.g., a certified copy of the relevant page in your passport).
  2. Name change certificate/marriage certificate, if applicable.
  3. Translation of the name change certificate/marriage certificate, if applicable.
  4. Certificate of your current professional status/certificate of good standing. This certificate must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession, including as a specialist, and that your license to practice has not been revoked. If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, we will assess it specifically and send it back to you so that you can arrange for a translator to translate the document. The certificate must be issued no more than 3 months prior to the Danish Patient Safety Authority receiving all the documentation. Note that a certificate of good standing is not required from Sweden and Norway, as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities directly.
  5. Evidence of your specialist qualifications from the country in which you received your training.
  6. Translation of the evidence of specialist qualifications.
  7. A certificate of conformity issued by the relevant authority, confirming that the training leading to the award of your medical qualification meets the standards outlined in the appropriate articles of Directive 2005/36/EC. (This requirement does not apply to dentists educated in the Nordic countries.)
  8. Power of attorney if another person, such as an employment agency, will be handling your application.

Certified True Copies

If you prefer not to send original documents and instead provide copies, the copies must be certified as true copies by an embassy/consulate, notary public, police, or the issuing authority of the document. The certified copy should bear a stamp and signature to confirm its authenticity. The authority or signatory must be clearly identifiable. Note that private individuals and employees of employment agencies are not authorized to make certified copies.

Original Documents

If you choose to send original documents, you must also include an ordinary copy of each document. The set of copies must be identical to the original documents, in black and white, and in A4 format, without paper clips, folders, etc. We may request to see the original documents, which will be returned to you via registered post at the address you have provided in the application form. Please notify us if your address changes.


If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you may include translations into one of these languages along with the original documents. Alternatively, you can wait until we have processed your application and assessed which documents require translation. However, please be aware that this may result in a longer assessment period. Translations can be done by:

  1. The university or authority that issued the document.
  2. A translator. The translator's name and stamp must be clearly indicated on the translation. If the stamp is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, it must be translated by an authorized translator.

Assessment Process

Upon receipt of your application and documentation, you will receive a confirmation email (please check your junk email folder as our emails may sometimes end up there). The assessment process typically takes 1-2 months, during which we will determine if your application is complete or if additional documentation is required. Please note that you will not receive a confirmation when submitting additional documentation.

Once we have completed the assessment of your application, you will receive an email containing your specialist registration.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Upon receiving your specialist registration, your name will be listed in our public online register of healthcare professionals. This register allows you, your employer, and anyone interested to verify your registration status. 

Online Register - Registered Health Professionals