dental practitioner


Dental practitioners prevent, diagnose and treat anomalies and diseases affecting the teeth, mouth, jaws and adjoining tissues.

Alternative label

  • community dental practitioner

  • geriatric dentist

  • principal dental practitioner

  • associate dental practitioner

  • associate dentist

  • principal dentist

  • community dentist

  • paediatric dentist

  • dentist

  • conservative dentist

Regulatory aspect

This occupation is covered by the Directive 2005/36/EC (and its amendments) on the recognition of professional qualifications. Further information on free movement of professionals. To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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