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What is a regulated profession?

A profession is said to be regulated when access and exercise is subject to the possession of a specific professional qualification.

Regulated professions in this database

This database contains lists of regulated professions in the EU member states, EEA countries and Switzerland covered by the Directive 2005/36/EC.

Regulated professions are grouped together under generic headings called "generic professions". This is to help find regulated professions which are listed in the language of the country in which they are regulated.

The profession's generic heading cover professions regulated in different Member States, which may cover different activities.

Further information on regulated professions

Qualified professionals wishing to obtain recognition for establishment or wanting to provide services on a temporary and occasional basis within the EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland should seek advice from the relevant Contact Point in the future host country (EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland).

The contact points are responsible for providing general information on recognition of professional qualifications provided for in Directive 2005/36/EC as well as on competent authorities and national legislation governing the professions.

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Name of regulated profession Country Region Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC Qualification level
Licentiaat in de tandheelkunde / Licencié en science dentaire Belgium All regions Dental Practitioner
Chirugien-dentiste France All regions Dental Practitioner
Dentist / Dental Practitioner / Dental Surgeon United Kingdom All regions Dental Practitioner
Médecin-dentiste Luxembourg All regions Dental Practitioner
Zahnarzt Germany All regions Dental Practitioner
Dentist / Dental Practitioner / Dental Surgeon Ireland All regions Dental Practitioner
Kirugu Dentali Malta All regions Dental Practitioner
Odontoiatra Italy All regions Dental Practitioner
Zahnarzt Austria All regions Dental Practitioner
Tandlaege Denmark All regions Dental Practitioner
Gydytojas odontologas Lithuania All regions Dental Practitioner
Fogorvos Hungary All regions Dental Practitioner
Zubní lékař Czech Republic All regions Dental Practitioner
Hambaarst Estonia All regions Dental Practitioner
Οδοντίατρος ή χειρούργος οδοντίατρος Greece All regions Dental Practitioner
The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals, contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.