Licensed dentist from the EU/EEA/Switzerland

Service Description

In order to work as a dentist in Germany without any restrictions, you need a license to practice. Approbation is the state license to practice the profession. The license to practice is necessary because the profession is regulated in Germany. This means that you are not allowed to work independently as a dentist without a license to practice.

You can also obtain a license to practice in Germany with a professional qualification from a country in the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

You will be granted a license to practice by the competent authority if your dental training is equivalent to German training. Equivalence is checked in the recognition procedure.

You must also meet other requirements in order to be granted a license to practice. For example, you must be in good health and have the necessary language skills.

A professional qualification from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland is usually automatically recognized when you apply for a licence to practise. However, there may also be deviations from this rule. It depends on the country in which you completed your training and when. If you started your professional training after your country of training joined the EU/EEA, your professional qualification will be recognized automatically. The recognition procedure is then shortened.

If your professional qualification does not originate from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, other regulations apply.

You can also apply for the procedure from abroad.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Thüringer Landesverwaltungsamt - Berufe des Gesundheitswesens, Landesprüfungsamt - Referat 720

Postal address
Jorge-Semprún-Platz 4
99423 Weimar
Transport connection
1, 2, 3, 9
Parking spaces
Parking Place
Tiefgarage Atrium,
Number: 840
Fees: yes

Building access