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Procedures and/or documents that are necessary to be able to work in this country

Dental Hygienists educated outside Denmark (including dental hygienists from the Nordic countries and the EU/EEC countries) must obtain a Danish authorisation to be able to work and use the title Dental Hygienists in Denmark.

It is the Danish Patient Safety Authority who regulate the area and issues proof of authorisations. The following link will guide you to the general information webpage:

Direct link to the webpage regarding authorisation as dental hygienist:

Official licensing body in the country

Danish Patient Safety Authority
Phone +45 72 28 66 00

Special conditions that may apply for hygienists that obtain employment:

Danish law require Danish authorisation to work as a DH in Denmark

Contact for Work Permit and/or Visa


Is a job offer required before a Work Permit/Visa is issued?

Main local and/or official language(s)


Are hygienists qualified overseas required to sit the country's national examination?

They need Danish authorization.

Information on the local working environment


Standard tasks that a hygienist is allowed to undertake in the country

Regulated in the law on authorization (Autorisationsloven)

Country Statistics
Total Population 5,000,000
Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male 2,200 /
Number of Dentists 4,500
Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year 2 / 110
Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time
Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector
Number of Dental Hygienists in independent practice
Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators
Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants
Number of Dental Hygienists in other practice settings
Information based on data received by IFDH in:



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NOTE: The information provided above is for general guidance only. The International Federation of Dental Hygienists advises all hygienists to contact the country's relevant licensing bodies and agencies for current information and regulations.

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