Risk groups for dentists

In the regulations, healthcare professionals are split into different risk groups. Dentists are split into two different groups depending on risk. Here you can read more about this split.

Print Bokmål | Nynorsk | 29. March 2017

All dentists that work with implants belong to risk group 6a regardless of whether they have any specialisation or are general dentists. The same applies to dental specialists in oral surgery and oral medicine and dental specialists in oral prosthetics.

General dentists and other dental specialists belong to group 5.

If a dentist works within both risk groups, the entire FTE must be registered for the healthcare personnel group with the highest risk.

The wording "work with implants" means:
All dentists carrying out implantation surgery and/or implantation prosthetics treatment. This also includes replacement of parts and/or changes to the original structure in connection with necessary maintenance and repairs.

Other maintenance or repairs, such as replacement of lost fillings above screw holes, peri-implantitis treatment and tightening of loose attachment screws will not be considered "work with implants".

Risk group 6a
Dental specialists in oral surgery/medicine and prosthetics and dentists who work with implants must register in risk group 6a. The following must be registered in this risk group:

  • Dentists who work with implants
  • Specialists in oral surgery and oral medicine
  • Specialists in oral prosthetics

Risk group 5
Other dentists (including other specialists) must register in risk group 5. The following must be registered in this risk group:

  • Specialists in endodontics (root treatment)
  • Specialists in jaw and facial radiology
  • Specialists in orthodontics (braces)
  • Specialists in periodontics (gum disease)
  • Specialists in paedodontics (paediatric dentistry)