Licensed dentist from EU/EEA/Switzerland

Service Description

In order to be able to work as a dentist in Germany without restriction, you need the Approbation. The Approbation is the state admission to the profession. Approbation is necessary because the profession is regulated in Germany. This means that you are not allowed to work independently as a dentist without an Approbation.

Even with a professional qualification from a country of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can obtain the Approbation in Germany.

Approbation will be granted by the competent body if your dental training is equivalent to German training. The equivalence is checked in the recognition procedure.

You must fulfill further requirements for the granting of the Approbation. For example, you must be suitable in terms of 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 Approbation. However, there may be deviations from this rule. It depends on the state in which you completed your training and at what time. If you started your professional training after the EU/EEA accession of your training state, your professional qualification is automatically recognized. Then the recognition procedure is shortened.

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

You can also submit the application 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