In order to work as a dentist in Germany, you need a state recognition, called Approbation or professional permit.
The competent authorities of the individual federal states in Germany decide on the recognition of a dental degree, and the granting of a license to practice medicine or a professional license.
You can apply for recognition of your dental diploma, regardless of your nationality and regardless of your residence status.
Dentistry is one of the regulated professions
We support international dentists not only in finding jobs in Germany but also in the entire recognition and visa process.
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Options and Chances during the Evaluation:
Visa for Evaluation your Qualification between 3 till 6 months.
Residence Permit for evaluation of the qualification till 18 months.
Working Permit till 10 Hours a week under the supervision of a Germany-approved dentist.
Internship under supervision of Germany-approved dentist.
About 950 Euro per month during the internship.
Chance for takeover the costs for preparation for Fachsprachprüfung und Kenntnisprüfung.
After finishing the Evaluation:
Visa for evaluation the qualification for 18 months
Working Permit after the evaluation
35000 till 50000 national working visa, starting 55000 Blau card.
German pass after 8 years residence
Well paid salary
Salary of a Dentist in Germany?
Starting 3400 Euro
Average 60.000 Euro – 120.000 Euro.
Highest: 175.000 Euro
Social Contributors and Income Tax 2021
Long-term care insurance
14 % - 45 %
All applicants with 6 years of General or specialized medicine from outside Germany need to make approbation in Germany.
Five courses in German: A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1
Each course consists of 100 – 200 hours.
Finishing A1 – B1 / B2 in Lebanon.
Finishing B2 – C1 for dentists.
Finishing B2-Medizin – C1-Medizin in Germany.
C1 exam at the medical chamber
One to one approbation:
The education from most EU Countries will be recognized as being equivalent to German medical education and the applicant acquires the approbation.
Approbation equivalent to the German medical education system:
The education from non-EU countries will be tested according to the equivalency. If your education is not equivalent to the German system then you get a job search permit for two years. In these 2 years, you have to make the Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung (equivalency exams for approbation).
In the equivalency check, the competent authority compares your degree with the German dental degree and checks whether there are any significant differences.
The exam relates to the content and duration of the study.
The test relates to the subjects Dental Practice and Special Areas of Law for Dentists as well as to one of the subjects in which the competent authority has identified significant differences.
In order to prepare for this exam, it is advisable to attend a course for dentists in the internship. These classes are offered by the dentistry chambers
Recognition of Qualification
Bescheid: Letter from approbation office about differences in recognition