Open a Dental Clinic in Switzerland

Open a Dental Clinic in Switzerland

Updated on Tuesday 28th August 2018

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Open-a-Dental-Clinic-in-Switzerland.jpgSwitzerland is known for having some of the world’s top dental care services. It is important to know that the local legislation does not provide health insurance for dental services; however, this can be applied to certain types of dental issues, mostly for serious medical problems. At the same time, children can benefit from free dental services in Switzerland
Businessmen who want to open a company in Switzerland as a dental clinic must know that most of the dentists and dental hygienists work in the private sector and such businesses are allowed to establish their own prices. However, even in this case, they must follow the price guidelines imposed by the Swiss Dental Society. Our team of lawyers in Switzerland can offer further information regarding any matter related to the registration of a dental clinic in this country. 

Employment regulations for dental hygienists in Switzerland 

Although Switzerland is not a member state of the European Union (EU), EU nationals can relocate in this country for employment purposes, this being applicable to dentists and dental hygienists. In order to perform as a dental care specialist in this country, certain procedures have to be completed and our team of Swiss lawyers can assist foreign nationals with advice on this matter. Some relevant aspects are presented below: 
  • a foreign applicant is required to have at least one year of experience prior to working in Switzerland;
  • as a foreigner, it is necessary to obtain a work permit, a procedure which is initiated by the employer;
  • prior to obtaining the work permit in Switzerland, it is compulsory to have a job offer;
  • foreign employees are not legally required to have language proficiency in any of the Swiss national languages

Regulations for Swiss dental clinics 

Since a dental clinic will use various types of devices, substances and others, special health and safety procedures will need to be met. For example, when using devices for ionizing radiation, the Private Agency working under the national government will have to verify the manner in which such procedures are completed. 
Waste disposal falls under the supervision of the Cantonal government, while infection control is verified by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Investors are invited to contact our law firm in Switzerland for more details on other regulations that have to be respected by a dental clinic registered here.