Operating a Dental Laboratory
In order to operate a dental laboratory in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a licence for the operation of dental laboratory by the Cyprus Council for the Registration of Dental Technicians and Laboratories, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Health.
The odontotechnic activities can only take place in licensed dental laboratories; such activities include the creation of casts/mould, the processing of metals and other materials for denture works, the assembly of additional works related to partial or whole dental plate, dental crowns, and dental bridges orthodontic machines, telescopic crowns and preciseness links and any other relevant work undertaken by dental technicians upon the written instructions of a dentist.
Who is Eligible
Every physical person or legal entity is eligible to obtain the licence for the operation of dental laboratory, provided that the Cyprus Council for the Registration of Dental Technicians and Laboratories is satisfied that the following criteria are met:
- The dental laboratory, for which the application is being submitted, will be established and operate within independent and self-sufficient premises, especially arranged for this purpose;
- A town planning permit relevant to the usage as a dental laboratory has been obtained;
- The dental laboratory is adequately equipped according to the Practicing the Dental Technicians Regulations (see related documents) i.e. as per the size, the health conditions, the lighting, air-condition, machinery etc;
- The owner and manager of the dental laboratory is a registered Dental Technician with the Cyprus Council for the Registration of Dental Technicians and Laboratories.
Where to Apply
The application for the operation license of a Dental Laboratory can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:
Cyprus Council for the Registration of Dental Technicians and Laboratories
Sialou Kalli 6A,
2220 Latsia – Nicosia
Tel.: +357 22603182, +357 99697155
Fax : +357 22571369
Which Certificates must be Submitted
The application must be accompanied by the Registration fee of €51 (payable either by cheque or bank transfer).
Fees Applicable & How to Pay
The registration fee of €51 is payable at the time of application (payable either by cheque or bank transfer).
The renewal fee is €35.
On-site inspections are carried out in order to ensure that the above-mentioned eligibility criteria are fulfilled.
The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within four months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.
Licence Validity Period
The licence is valid until the 31st of December of the year of issue; the renewal fee is €35.
Dispute with the Competent Authority's Decision
How to File an Administrative Action
Administrative Action Against a Competent Authority’s Decision
Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative court against a decision, act or omission of any competent authority or body.
Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.
The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action
After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.
How to Appeal
An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such a decision was given.
At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated. However, such a revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.
The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.
Legislation & Obligations
Which Laws and Regulations Apply
- The Regulating the Practice of the Dental Technicians’ Profession Law of 1996 (9 (I) / 1996)
- The Regulating the Practice of the Dental Technicians’ Profession Regulations (in the “Applications & Documents”)
What are my Obligations
Licensed Dental Laboratories are obliged to comply with the provisions of The Regulating the Practice of the Dental Technicians Profession Law and Regulations of 1996, as periodically amended.
Indicatively, a sign should be posted, in a conspicuous place within each licensed dental laboratory, indicating the dental laboratory’s licence number, the full name of the manager and the manager’s Certificate of Registration to Dental Technicians Registry.