For you with a dental degree from a country outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland
For those of you who have an education from a country other than one within the EU, EEA or Switzerland, there are two ways to get Swedish licence.
Either you take the steps in the process prescribed by the National Board of Health and Welfare on your own or you take a one year supplementary course.
For you who want to complete the steps on your own
STEP 1 Send your papers to the National Board of Health and Welfare for review
You do not need to know Swedish to have your education reviewed.
You send a certificate of your language skills at the latest when you apply for identification or at step2.3.
To demonstrate your language skills, you must have an approved grade or certificate in one of the following:
Swedish 3 or Swedish as a second language 3 at Komvux (upper secondary adult education)
Swedish at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GERS)
course or exam that gives eligibility for university studies
Instead of Swedish, you can have corresponding knowledge of Norwegian or Danish. Then you need to show with a certificate that you have language skills that correspond to what is required to be admitted to a university in Norway or Denmark.
In the meantime, you can work in a healthcare profession that does not require licence, such as an assistant nurse, dental nurse or pharmacy technician.
STEP 2 Take a proficiency test
Once you have had your education reviewed, the next step is to take a proficiency test.
The test is in Swedish and you therefore need to know the language to pass the test.
Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm arranges the test and it contains a theoretical part and a practical part.
You must pass the theoretical part before you can do the practical part.
You have five test opportunities to pass the theoretical partial test.
You have three test opportunities to pass the practical subtest.
The documents in the folder below are good to read before the theoretical part.
For those of you who want tools to pass the practical part of the test, register for the TLU course or contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 3 Take a course in Swedish laws and regulations
The course is web-based and you register at Umeå University
STEP 4 Undergo clinical training
You must find a workplace yourself where you can do your clinical training, your employer then applies for a special authorization.
When you have completed your clinical training, your manager and supervisor must fill in a certificate of your clinical training with the application for licence.
For you who choose the supplementary course
The supplementary course are available at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, at the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg and at Malmö University. The goal is that after completing the education you must have the knowledge and skills required for you to be able to apply for licence with the National Board of Health and Welfare and work as a dentist in Sweden. The supplementary course is full-time for 1 year. During the course, theoretical studies are interspersed with clinical practice.
Here you can read more about the education in Stockholm
Here you can read more about the education in Gothenburg
Here you can read more about the education in Malmö
For more information, read on the National Board of Health and Welfare's website