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Dentist / Dental Practitioner / Dental Surgeon (Ireland)

  • Generic name of profession

    Dental Practitioner
    harmonised training required here:
    Basic dental training (Article 34 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Dentist / Dental Practitioner / Dental Surgeon
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

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

    Section 50 of the Dentist Act 1985


    Useful link:;


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Dental Practitioner
    Qualification level:
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    the performance of any operation and the giving of any treatment, advice, opinion or attendance which is usually performed or given by a dentist and includes the performance of any operation or the giving of any treatment, advice or attendance on or to any person preparatory to, for the purpose of, or in connection with, the fitting, insertion, or fixing of artificial teeth -as defined in the Dentists Act.

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