Dental Council
57 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, Ireland


15th February:

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

  • Irish Graduates
  • 11th April:

  • Patient Information
  • 30th November:

  • Dental Council Guidance Documents and Recent Decisions
  • 2nd November:

  • Elections to the Dental Council and Auxiliary Dental Workers Committee

    Registration for Dentists:

    There are two types of registration available, full and temporary.

    1. Full registration in the Register of Dentists for Ireland is available to the following:

    1. Graduates in dentistry from a university in Ireland.
    2. Graduates within the EEA 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.
    3. Applicants who graduate with a qualification recognised under the Dental Council’s mutual recognition agreement with Canada
    4. Dentists, not otherwise entitled to registration, who pass a special Dental Council examination.

    2.Temporary registration is available to persons, not eligible for full registration, provided they meet the following conditions:

    • They must hold a dental qualification obtained after completing an acceptable undergraduate dental course.
    • They must have gained a space, 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 full-time clinical postgraduate programme; or
      3. a full-time research position in an Irish dental hospital.
    • They must be successful in completing the Temporary Registration process

    It is important to note that the registration process can take up to 3 months, from the time all documentation is received

    We always endeavour to expedite the process, however, delays can occur due to incomplete applications or if additional information is required after the review stage of the registration process has taken place

    The Dental Council would advise that you do not book patients in before you are fully registered