• Number of dentists (full time equivalent) (Line chart)
  • Number of dentists (full time equivalent) (Bar chart)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 618
Updated: 03 December 2021
Downloads: 76285

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
Number of dentists (FTE)
Indicator code: E992773.T

A dentist (or stomatologist) is a person who has completed university-level studies at a faculty or school of dentistry (stomatology) and who is actually working in dental care, or a physician with postgraduatetraining in stomatology practising dental care only.

The number of working hours per week varies between countries, but normally should not be less than 35 hours.

The number of FTE should be calculated by adding the full and appropriate proportion of part-time occupied posts._
Country notes
Source: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of CR (IHIS CR). *Until 1999 dentists
working in other central organs not included. Since 2000 data covers dentists in total health
See indicator 275203.
From 1990 data on dentists are based on the Finnish Dental Asociation survey.
Data contain the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) dentists actively practising in dental care
and providing services directly to patients in dental offices. The number of FTE is calculated by
adding the full and appropriate proportion of part-time occupied posts. Source: German Dental
Association, Dentists file and Federal Statistical Office, Health Care Personnel
Source: Yearbook of Health Statistics of Central Statistical Office.
Source: Department of Health Information, Ministry of Health. Based on Labour Force Surveys, Central
Bureau of Statistics.
LHIC, annual report data.
The number for 1998 includes authorized dentists 70 years and younger.
See definition for indicator 275203.
United Kingdom
Data refer to Great Britain only.