The Royal Dutch Dental Association (KNMT) is the professional association for dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists in the Netherlands.
We are the voice of over 10,000 dentists and dental students in the Netherlands and we support our members in every step of their professional lives. Since 1914, we provide collective representation of the profession, promote standards for dentistry and provide a highly differentiated mix of support and services. And we want the best oral care for our patients.
Also, we offer information for non-Dutch dentists who consider coming to the Netherlands. And we offer a course to help newcomers get settled in the Dutch way of working in dental care (link in Dutch).
We provide collective representation of the profession in its dealings with the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate and other supervisory bodies and health insurers. We lobby on legislation affecting dentists, in the Netherlands and in Europe. We promote policies which benefit dental practice and dental care, and aim for higher standards. We publish oral health news online (KNMT.nl) and in print (Nederlands Tandartsenblad; the Dutch Dental Magazine) and promote the role of evidence-based dental care. Our expert opinion is often cited in the media.
Owned and run by dentists
The KNMT is owned and run by its members. We are a not-for-profit organisation – our income is reinvested for the benefit of the profession and for our patients.
Why (not) become a member of the KNMT?
Are you a (future) dentist? Find out about the top 7 reasons to join the KNMT and our discounted membership offer for newcomers!
Where can I sign up as a member?
Who can help me with my questions?
Please refer to our overview of information for non-Dutch dentists who consider coming to the Netherlands. There you will find the appropriate institutions to direct your questions to, depending on the nature of your question.