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The vision of Folktandvården Västra Götaland (the Public Dental Service) is lifelong oral health. We make a difference for the health of the inhabitants of our region.

Our size, proficiency, ambition and force to constantly develop make us unique in Swedish dental care. We offer a stimulating environment characterized by cooperation, participation, continuous development and a high level of competence.

Educated outside of Sweden?

If you have an education in dentistry from another country than Sweden, you are welcome to contact our HR Department to inquire about the possibilities for employment in Folktandvården Västra Götaland. We are always looking for competent colleagues, both general and specialist dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

In order to work as a dentist or a dental hygienist in Sweden, you must have a Swedish licence to practice and a high level of proficiency in the Swedish language. Even if you currently do not fulfil these criteria, please feel free to contact us anyway to discuss your options.

The procedures to apply for a Swedish licence vary depending on if your education is from a country in the EU/EEA or a country outside of the EU/EEA. To find out more about the different processes of acquiring a Swedish licence as a dentist or a dental hygienist, please visit the website of Socialstyrelsen, the National Board of Health and Welfare.

Socialstyrelsen website

Vacant Positions

For more information about which vacant positions are available at the moment, please follow the link "Lediga jobb". Please note that the advertisements for vacant positions are in Swedish.

Lediga jobb

Foreign Students

For more information regarding what is applicable for foreign students and student exchange, please contact The Sahlgrenska Academy at The University of Gothenburg.

Exchange students - The Sahlgrenska Academy website

Employment Benefits

Folktandvården Västra Götaland believes in the importance of the health and well-being of our co-workers. Therefore we offer a number of benefits focusing on maintaining good health, for example:

  • A wellness grant in the form of cupons which can be used towards financing sporting/wellness activities
  • Subsidized massage, 6 times a year
  • Free outpatient medical and health care

Other benefits include:

  • Expanded holiday entitlement from the year you turn 40
  • Additional parents' allowance when you take out parental leave
  • Result sharing (extra salary when the clinic fulfills its goals)


For more information regarding Folktandvården, our open positions and about working and living in Sweden, please contact;

Linda Olsson
HR Consultant
+46 (0)70 349 36 73

For useful information and links, visit the Region Västra Götaland website for medical and dental staff educated abroad. Please note that the website is in Swedish, it will soon be translated into English.

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Updated: 2018-01-16 10:29