Probably not everyone is aware of the fact that the only subjects who are authorized to work as dentists in Italy are those whose names are listed in the official albo, registered at the provincial orden of MDs and DDS.
Following the link below, you will be redirected to the site of Federazione Nazionale degli Ordini dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri (FNOMCeO). All italian clinicians have to appear in this search list.
Sadly in Italy, you may find many persons who practise this most delicate sanitary profession, putting their hands into people's mouths without having the legal graduation, nor the qualification, nor the competence.
Some of these persons even work under the coverage of a real MD or DDS being the owner of the office, but who is not the one that effectively does the clinical act.
This is very serious because the responsability on what is being done to the patient will never be clear, and more than that because most of the times, scarce competence results in a disaster for the patients' health.
The unallowed practise of the dental profession is a crime.