EU Manual

The EU Manual of Dental Practice, commissioned by the CED, first published in 1997 and updated in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2014 and 2015, aims to provide comprehensive and detailed information for dentists who are considering working in another country. It has been written as a practical “handbook” in which information is easy to find and understand, and is aimed at dentists, dental students, policy makers and others interested in the regulatory environment for dentistry in the EU.

The latest, 2014 edition of the EU Manual of Dental Practice describes the legal and ethical regulations, dental training requirements, oral health systems and the organisation of dental practice in 34 European countries (EU and EEA countries, Switzerland, Monaco and San Marino). Some country chapters (France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden) were updated in 2015, resulting in minor changes to the first part of the Manual.

Download the EU Manual

Click here to download the whole 2014/2015 edition of the EU Manual (420 pages). Individual country chapters are available below.

For further information, please contact the CED at

The practising arrangements, the regulatory frameworks and systems within which dentists work in the respective countries are compared. There is also country specific information on the dental specialities that are recognised, along with details of where such training is available and duration.

The guide also contains information on other dental care professionals, with a list of those which are recognised, their training, the procedures they are allowed to carry out, and the rules within which they can legally practise.

Copyright notice

Please note that the EU Manual of Dental Practice has been commissioned by the Council of European Dentists (CED) who hold the copyright to the publication. It is a violation of copyright to copy, download, store, reproduce or distribute any material maintained in the EU Manual of Dental Practice, other than for personal use, without written authorisation from the holder of the copyright.



Country chapters
  • Austria     
  • Belgium     
  • Bulgaria     
  • Croatia     
  • Cyprus     
  • Czech Republic     
  • Denmark     
  • Estonia     
  • Finland     
  • France     
  • Germany     
  • Greece     
  • Hungary     
  • Iceland     
  • Ireland     
  • Italy     
  • Latvia     
  • Liechtenstein     
  • Lithuania     
  • Luxembourg     
  • Malta     
  • The Netherlands     
  • Norway     
  • Poland     
  • Portugal     
  • Romania     
  • San Marino     
  • Slovakia     
  • Slovenia     
  • Spain     
  • Sweden     
  • Switzerland     
  • United Kingdom     

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