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Licensing of a dental specialist (trained in Finland)

  • Professional qualification
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

In Finland, the profession dental specialist is a licensed profession. Practise of the profession is restricted to licensed professionals. On application, Valvira grants licensing to practise the profession for health care professionals trained in Finland and other countries and, once granted, enters the right to practise the profession in the central register of health care professionals (Terhikki).

Do the following

Fill in and submit the application by post and attach the following:

1. an extract from the Population Information System, or an officially certified copy of your passport or ID card

2. a copy of degree certificate provided by the university/educational institution or a copy of degree certificate officially certified by the local register office

Valvira requests that you provide all the documents as officially certified copies in order to speed up the processing of your application. If the attached document is an ordinary photocopy, Valvira is under the obligation to confirm its authenticity by contacting the granting body, which may significantly delay the processing time.

For more information: terhikki@valvira.fi

To whom and on what terms

In order to be licensed the right, you must be a dental specialist.

If you do not have a Finnish personal identity code at the time of applying, you must notify Valvira as soon as you receive it.

A fee is charged for the service.


Deadline

Apply for the protected occupational title well in advance before starting to practise the profession in Finland.

Processing time

On average, we aim at processing the applications submitted by applicants trained in Finland within 30 working days from the date of receipt of the application. Should the need arise for further information to be requested in connection with the application, the processing time will usually lengthen.

Period of validity

The licence is valid until further notice.

Background information

Asetus Sosiaali- ja terveysalan lupa- ja valvontaviraston maksullisista suoritteista

Decree on Health Care Professionals

Asetus Sosiaali- ja terveysalan lupa- ja valvontaviraston maksullisten suoritteiden muuttamisesta

Basic information

The service is provided byNational Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health
Responsible for the serviceNational Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health
Updated: 7/13/2020