Dental Council
57 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, Ireland
 
   

 

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
  • 7th May:

  • Dental Council Newsletter, March 2010
  • 25th January:

  • Health Regulators Forum
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    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. Nationals of EEA Member States who graduate 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.

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

    1. They must hold a dental qualification obtained after completing an acceptable undergraduate dental course.
    2. They must be in Ireland for the purpose of further training, which training must be undertaken under Consultant supervision in an approved training post in either:
      1. The Dublin Dental Hospital, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2
      2. The Maxillo-facial Unit, St Jamesís Hospital, Dublin 8
      3. The University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork
      4. A recognized Health Board.

    3. OR
    4. They must be in Ireland to take up a teaching appointment or to give a course.

    2.2. Temporary registration is granted for up to one year in the first instance but it may be extended for further periods provided that the aggregate of periods of temporary registration does not exceed five years.

    2.3. Applications for temporary registration will only be considered where applicants produce evidence of an offer of a training post, an offer of a teaching appointment or an invitation to give a course.

    2.4. Candidates for Temporary Registration must provide:

    • A copy of your Degree certificate
    • A letter of good standing from the Registration Board in whose jurisdiction you last practised dentistry
    • Proof of nationality
    • The appropriate fee  

    This Degree certificate and letter of good standing, if in a language other than in English, should be translated into the English language and duly notarised.  Both the copy of the original and translation should be forwarded. Letters of good standing must have issued within the three months preceding the date it is received by the Dental Council.

    3. Applications for registration will only be accepted directly from the applicant.  The Dental Council will not discuss applications for registration with third parties.