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Dentalni asistent (Croatia)

  • Generic name of profession

    Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Dentalni asistent
    Dental assistant (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Zakon o dentalnoj medicini (NN 121/03, 117/08, 120/09)

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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Djelatnost dentalnog asistenta obavljaju dentalni asistenti prema uputama pod nadzorom doktora dentalne medicine. Djelatnost dentalnog asistenta obuhvaća asistenciju doktoru dentalne medicine pri pružanju dentalnih usluga, održavanje higijene i čistoće u ordinaciji, vođenje propisane evidencije i dentalne dokumentacije te ostale neophodne prateće radnje za funkcioniranje ordinacije.


    Dental assistants perform their activities under the supervision of doctors of dental medicine. Their activities include the assistance to doctor of dental medicine in the provision of dental services, maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness in the office, keeping proper records and dental records and other necessary follow-up actions for the functioning of the office.

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