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If you want to practice dentistry permanently in Germany, you need a license to practice medicine for this activity. The practice of dentistry is also permitted on the basis of a temporary permit.

If you apply for a licence to practise as a dentist, the documents and certificates must be submitted as proof of the aforementioned requirements. The list of documents can be found in the application form; see module "Applications/Forms".

The application must be completed in full and signed in person together with the necessary documents and submitted to the competent authority. Application forms for Rhineland-Palatinate can be found here:

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The licence to practise as a dentist must be granted on request if you have not been guilty of conduct resulting in your unworthiness or unreliability for the exercise of the dental profession, are not unsuitable for the exercise of the profession from a health point of view, have passed the dental examination in Germany, present an equivalent certificate of formal qualification (qualification in EU / EEA), or prove an equivalent level of training and knowledge (degree in so-called third country) and have the necessary knowledge of the German language for the exercise of the professional activity.

If the evidence is not issued in German, it must also be submitted in a certified translation: The competent authority may require the submission of further evidence, in particular as to the authenticity of the documents submitted and to the previous activity. Information portal of the Federal Government
You must submit the application for a licence to practise medicine in writing to the competent authority. You can obtain the necessary forms from the responsible office. In the further procedure, you will be notified within one month whether your application is complete or whether you need to provide further documents. After the approbation has been granted, the certificate of approbation will be sent to you.

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