Dental Council
57 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, Ireland
 
   

 

10th August:

  • Language proficiency
  • 28th June:

  • Minimata:
  • 20th June:

  • Dental Council Newsletter, June 2018
  • 15th February:

  • Dental Council Newsletter, December 2017
  • 19th June:

  • Irish Graduates
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    Language Proficiency

    The Dental Council will be implementing minimum language requirements under the provisions of Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC. This means that applicants, from 1 November 2018, for registration must be proficient in the English language to obtain registration. Please see our page dedicated to information on language proficiency.

    Registration Information for Dentists

    If you have been registered with the Dental Council before, please see details on restoration.
    If you are a recent graduate and have qualified from Ireland, please see the page dedicated to new graduates.


    Full registration

    Is available to the following:

    1. Graduates in dentistry from a university in Ireland or graduates with a qualification recognised under the Dental Council's mutual recognition agreement with Canada
    2. Graduates within the EU with a scheduled dental degree/diploma and certification from your Competent Authority confirming compliance with the minimum conditions set out in Professional Qualifications Directive 2005/36/EC.

    Dentists with other qualifications must pass a special Dental Council examination to apply for full registration. Please see our exam page for further details.


    Temporary registration

    Is only available to persons not eligible for full registration. Applicants for temporary registration must:

    1. Hold a dental qualification obtained after completing an acceptable undergraduate dental course;
    2. Have gained a position, under the supervision of an approved consultant, in;
      1. a full-time clinical position in an approved institution;
      2. a position on a Dental Council approved clinical postgraduate programme; or
      3. a full-time research position in an Irish dental hospital.
    3. Complete the temporary registration process.

    Application Details

    Important Information for applicants;

    The Dental Council recommends that you allow for the registration process to take three months. We aim to finalise applications as quickly as possible but delays can occur due to incomplete applications or if additional information is required. The Dental Council would advise that you do not book patients in before you are registered.

    We will only deal with the applicant regarding applications for registration.

    You must refer to the relevant checklist when compiling your application.


    Full registration

    1. Dentists qualified from Ireland or those entitled to benefit from our Mutual Recognition agreement with Canada (graduates after 5 December 2012).
    2. To apply please submit by post to the address above;

      1. Complete application form
      2. Photocopy of your passport
      3. Photocopy of your primary qualification
      4. Letter/s of good standing or certificate/s of current professional status
      5. Registration fee

      Please read the checklist below when compiling your application.

    3. Dentists qualified from an EU Member State
    4. To apply please submit by post to the address above;

      1. Complete application form
      2. Photocopy of your passport
      3. Photocopy of your primary qualification
      4. Letter of conformity, outlining your compliance with qualifications directive 2005/36/EC
      5. Letter/s of good standing or certificate/s of current professional status
      6. Translations
      7. Registration fee

      Please read the checklist below when compiling your application.

      Dentists - Checklist for Registration [pdf]
      Register of Dentists Application Form [pdf]


    Temporary registration

    If you have been granted a position under the supervision of an approved consultant, in an approved setting please submit by post to the address above;

    1. Complete application form
    2. Photocopy of your passport
    3. Photocopy of your qualification
    4. Letter/s of good standing or certificate/s of current professional status
    5. Translations
    6. Registration fee

    Please read the checklist below when compiling your application.

    Dentists - Checklist for Temporary Registration [pdf]
    Temporary Registration Application Form [pdf]


    Renewing your temporary registration;

    You must apply at least 2 months in advance if you require an extension to your temporary registration.
    Please read the checklist below for full application details.

    Dentists - Checklist for for an Extention of Temporary Registration [pdf]
    Temporary Registration Application Form [pdf]