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Dentistry Studies in Denmark

Are you interested in pursuing an education in the rewarding and often lucrative field of dentistry?  Have you considered earning a portion of your education while studying and living abroad for a time in a beautiful country such as Denmark? 

Studying abroad can be the cultural and historical adventure of a lifetime, particularly in Denmark, which offers hundreds of sites and attractions for students to explore.

A Nordic country in Northern Europe, Denmark is situated just southwest of Sweden and south of Norway and bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark consists of Denmark and two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.  At 16,639 square miles (43,094 square kilometers), Denmark is the 133rd largest country in the world, and its population of approximately 5.6 million inhabitants ranks it 113th globally in that category.  Denmark consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and the Danish archipelago of 407 islands, of which around 70 are inhabited. The islands are characterized by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. A Scandinavian nation, Denmark shares strong cultural and historic ties with its neighbors Sweden and Norway. The national language of the country is Danish, which is closely related to and mutually iintelligible with Swedish and Norwegian.

The Kingdom of Denmark is a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Margrethe II currently serving as the head of state, and is organized as a parliamentary democracy. Executive political power is exercised by a Cabinet, led by the Prime Minister, currently Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

The Danish population enjoys a high standard of living and the country ranks highly in numerous comparisons of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance, prosperity and human development. Moreover, Denmark is frequently ranked as the happiest country in the world in cross-national studies of happiness.

Denmark boasts the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, and has one of the world's highest personal income tax rates. A large majority of Danes are members of the National Danish Church, although the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.

Dentistry Education in Denmark

Denmark is home to several excellent institutions aimed at providing quality dental education and practical experience for its students.  Much like in other European countries, students pursuing a dental degree in Denmark receive both the theoretical foundation and the practical skills to pursue a career in dentistry following their graduation. Students learn a number of advanced techniques, including the proper methods and strategies for diagnosing and treating a wide variety of oral conditions and for mastering dental treatment procedures.  Some of the advanced topics involved in this type of degree include restorative dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and general and local anesthesia. 

Beyond the bachelor degree (the minimum requirement for dental school admission), usually in a field like biology or chemistry, dental school in Denmark typically spans four years in duration.  In terms of admission, the completion of certain classes is often required to gain entry into a dental school; however some schools offer a combination or integration program that allows students to earn their bachelor or master’s degree while working concurrently towards their doctorate in the dental sciences.  Students are also required to take and pass the national Dental Admissions Test.

While working towards their Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, students will encounter a range of clinical and biological science courses, including:
  • Dentistry biostatistics
  • Molecular biology
  • Local and General Anesthesia
  • Oral microbiology
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • Dental radiography
  • Occlusion
  • Operativ e dentistry
Toward the conclusion of the program, students participate in guided practice—clinical rotations in which they work with real patients under the supervision of clinical instructors.  Off-campus experience is often received through internships.  All students must eventually take and pass the national licensing exam before they’re permitted to practice dentistry in Denmark.

Why Study Abroad in Denmark

In addition to the outstanding dental education students will receive when studying in Denmark, the country additionally offers a number of unique benefits as a study abroad location, including hundreds of sites and attractions scattered throughout the country. Some of these Danish hotspots include:

Kronborg Castle
Kronborg Castle, located near the city of Helsingr, is unquestionably one of the best attractions in all of Denmark.  The impressive castle was the actual inspiration for "Elsinore" in Shakespeare's Hamlet and remains a popular attraction in Denmark year after year. In Danish, the castle is called Kronborg Slot. Travelers can find Kronborg Castle at the northernmost tip of the Danish island of Zealand. This castle is included in the Hamlet Castle Tour from Copenhagen and the North Zealand Castles Tour.
The Oresund Bridge
A large span connecting Denmark and Sweden, the Oresund Bridge is one of Denmark’s must-see attractions. The scenic 10-mile bridge carries over 60,000 travelers by car or train daily. The toll for driving across the Oresund Bridge is paid at the toll station on the Swedish side.
The Original LegoLand
Located in the city of Billund, LegoLand is a fun attraction for both the young and the young at heart.  Nearly everything tourists will find inside this massive indoor/outdoor park is constructed from  Lego blocks—millions upon millions of them.  Although several of these theme parks now exist throughout the world, the one here in Billund is the original, opening in 1968.  Since that time, the amusement park has been thrilling and awing its guests with a unique sense of fun and continues to draw more and more visitors each year. Hundreds of rides (for all ages), along with a bevy of indoor activities and exhibitions, are just some of the reasons why LegoLand has become one of Denmark’s proudest accomplishments.

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