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Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

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im persuing my bachelors in india.im really passionate of being settled in switzerland as a dentist.can anyone help me in this.thanks in well advance.
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Old 18.10.2015, 12:04
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

You would need to have your qualifications recognised. This is the organisation to contact.

You are a doctor, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist or chiropractor and would like to work in Switzerland?

Contact:
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
MEBEKO
CH-3003 Bern
T +41 31 322 94 83
www.bag.admin.ch
MEBEKO-Ausbildung@bag.admin.ch

I suspect you would need to get a Masters degree in India too. Medicine as a study subject is not open to foreign nationals here in Switzerland so you couldn't do your degree here.

More importantly however, is that you would need to speak a Swiss language to a high level of proficiency - German, French or Italian depending on which part of the country you plan to move to. English isn't a language of Switzerland, although having it is a bonus. But if you can't communicate with your patients you aren't going to have any, simple as that.
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

I have a friend who is a dentist trained in India, they do not recognise her qualifications - she would need to re-train the whole degree in German, French or Italian...so the medical training is all in an official language.

I also know a russian medical specialist who re-did her complete training again in German in order to work in Zurich...
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

Sorry, little chance to be recognized in Switzerland as a dentist from outside of the EU, without re-qualification.

For more information, write to jobs@sso.ch. The Swiss dental association is called SSO. ( www.sso.ch) They can tell you more.
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Sorry for off-top, but do i need a re-qualification if i finished bachelor degree in Ukraine and them finished master in Poland and have EU diploma?
This Swiss Dental Association (SSO) document might assist you regarding practicing dentistry in Switzerland:

https://www.sso.ch/fileadmin/upload_.../Englische.pdf

Assuming you are a non-EU citizen, you will also need to obtain a work/ residence permit to work in Switzerland:

https://www.ch.ch/en/working-foreign...-requirements/
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

It all depends on the legislation of each Canton. In principle, you should have a federal recognition if you want to open your own surgery. In that case you should follow the way stated before.
However, in Canton Fribourg they easily turn a blind eye to this federal requirement and provide a Cantonal recognition that has nothing to do with the SSO nor MEBEKO. In the school dental service (public service) there are Syrian, Turkisch, African, Rumanian and other foreign dentist who are allowed to work as salaried employees without having ever passed any federal examination and without supervision as it is the case in other Swiss cantons.

You can find the simple requirements here:
http://www.fr.ch/ssp/de/pub/gesundhe...sausuebung.htm
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

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Do we have someone who has got the requirements clear from Fribourg? I want to know few details for my wife who has recently completed her Masters from India
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Do we have someone who has got the requirements clear from Fribourg? I want to know few details for my wife who has recently completed her Masters from India
All information you need and the steps required are already in this thread. There's even a comment about Fribourg in particular. But you do need to click the links yourself...
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All information you need and the steps required are already in this thread. There's even a comment about Fribourg in particular. But you do need to click the links yourself...

Can you explain how to click links as they are only in German and French and i don't understand.

Why can't we have English clicky things ?
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Can you explain how to click links as they are only in German and French and i don't understand.

Why can't we have English clicky things ?
Veeery carefully put your mouse's cursor on the blue, underlined link. It will change color to red. Then click once (on the left side of your mouse). Magically, the homepage will appear in a new tab or window.

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Hi,

Do we have someone who has got the requirements clear from Fribourg? I want to know few details for my wife who has recently completed her Masters from India
As said above she'd need to completely redo her Masters in an EU country since she can't do it here as medicine is a restricted subject open only to a few. Plus she needs to speak a Swiss language to a high level.

I think Trotzig's comment may be misleading. I checked a few of the professions in his link and most say the applicant needs to provide a certificate from either the Swiss Red Cross or the relevant authority. This for the dental hygenist.

"Ordinary procedure

In order to be able to issue you a practice authorization, we need a file containing the following documents:
> Completed application form
> Curriculum vitae updated in French or German
> Original or certified copy of your diploma recognized by the Red Cross; Respectively: original or certified copy of the certificate of equivalence of your foreign training certificate issued by the competent Swiss authority
> Recent extract (3 months at most) of the Swiss criminal record; If you have not yet been in Switzerland for less than 5 years: recent extracts issued in one of the three national languages ​​or in English by the authorities of the countries where you have stayed during the last 5 years
> Original medical certificate (max. 3 months) attesting the fitness to practice
> Certificate3 of professional liability insurance coverage or declaration of the establishment in which you work attesting that you are covered by your professional civil liability insurance
> Copy of photo ID
> Where applicable: Copy of residence permit"

As far as I know there's no exam required, just that any relevant degrees must be recognised by the Swiss Red Cross or whatever the relevant authority is. So there may well be Syrian, Turkish, African, Romanian and other foreign dentists working here, but they've provided the relevant paperwork and been approved.
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

Would be very hard.... these are closed professions not jobs that people can apply for. The best and least stressful is to retrain.
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Hello, i am a dentist and i finished dentistry in Bosnia. I am married, and my wife and child have swiss passport (because my daughter was born in switzerland recently). I still dont have swiss passport as i was obligated to first finish dentistry. Does anyone know what the complete procedure is.for me to be able to work as a dentist in switzerland? I can have work permit, i also have very good knowledge of german language. So i need my diploma to be recognized.. what am i to do? Who is in charhe of recognizing my dentist diploma in switzerlandthe?
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Hello, i am a dentist and i finished dentistry in Bosnia. I am married, and my wife and child have swiss passport (because my daughter was born in switzerland recently). I still dont have swiss passport as i was obligated to first finish dentistry. Does anyone know what the complete procedure is.for me to be able to work as a dentist in switzerland? I can have work permit, i also have very good knowledge of german language. So i need my diploma to be recognized.. what am i to do? Who is in charhe of recognizing my dentist diploma in switzerlandthe?
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You would need to have your qualifications recognised. This is the organisation to contact.

You are a doctor, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist or chiropractor and would like to work in Switzerland?

Contact:
Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
MEBEKO
CH-3003 Bern
T +41 31 322 94 83
www.bag.admin.ch
MEBEKO-Ausbildung@bag.admin.ch
Same as was in post number 2. Since you're a non-EU national you may still need to retrain in Switzerland or another EU county. But FOPH will be able to tell you what needs to be done.
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

What does retrain exactly mean? Sorry for posting the same question on multiple threads.. woukd retrain mean going on some clinical practical training, doing a test on the whole knowledge, or redoing some exams on their dentist facukty?
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May mean doing aother dental degree at another uni in an EU country (not possible in Switzerland), may mean doing tests here, I don't know. That's why you need to contact FOPH to find out.
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Okay, thanks !
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Re: Non-EU, want to be a dentist in Switzerland

Hello people !

Can anyone explain to me what the difference is between Zahnarzt and Assistenzzahnarzt? Regarding the job itself, salary, responsibility etc..

Thanks !
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Hello people !

Can anyone explain to me what the difference is between Zahnarzt and Assistenzzahnarzt? Regarding the job itself, salary, responsibility etc..

Thanks !
Dentist and Dental assistant. Rest I can't comment
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