Karolinska Institutet is responsible for conducting kunskapsprovet for dentists trained outside the EU and the EEA.
The knowledge tests are carried out on behalf of the National Board of Health and Welfare ( Socialstyrelsen).
What is the purpose of kunskapsprovet and who needs to take this test?
The purpose of the Kunskapsprovet is to ensure that the examinee has theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that meet the requirements for Swedish identification.
By the examiner is meant a dentist with a degree outside the EU, EEA and wants to work as a dentist in Sweden.
The tests are largely similar to the tests used in the dental programs in Sweden.
The test is given in Swedish and the Level for passing is set to correspond to the requirements placed on licensed dentists.
The test is divided into two parts, a theoretical and a practical examination that is held on different occasions.
The entire test needs to be completed within 5 years from the date you have participated in the first test.
After passing the knowledge test, Karolinska Institutet reports the final result to the National Board of Health and Welfare, which then decides on the next step.
If the test participant has failed five times on the theoretical test, three times on the practical test or has not completed an approved theoretical and practical partial test within 5 years, this is reported to the National Board of Health and Welfare.
Then the participant can not do more knowledge tests, but must take a stand on other paths to Swedish dental identification.