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Tandplejer (Denmark)

  • Generic name of profession

    Dental hygienist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Dental Hygienist (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Consolidated Act no. 1141 of 13 September 2018. Executive Order no. 49 of 13 January 2010, as amended.

    Links to national law:

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    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    It is possible to check the professional qualifications of the service provider prior to the first provision of services in order to ensure the health and safety of the patient. The treatment of patients is associated with significant risks, and may – if not conducted in a professional and skilled manner – result in serious damage to the health (or in worst case in the death) of the patient/service recipient.

  • Activities


    Activities as a dental hygienist includes patient examination, removal of hard deposit and root planning, trimming and polishing of tooth restorations, including the removal of excess filling and administration of infiltration anesthesia (local anesthesia). Activities as a dental hygienist also include instrumental removal of soft dental plaque and polishing of the teeth and the application and removal of orthodontic appliances

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