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Unrivalled opportunities for overseas qualified dentists to work in the UK

At {my}dentist, we’re proud to be the first and last stop for overseas qualified dentists looking to bring their skills to the UK. No matter where you are in the world, we’re ready to support you in taking the next big step in your career.

More than 1,600 dentists from over 60 countries outside the UK are currently working at a {my}dentist practice and we can help you to join them.

As a {my}dentist clinician, you’ll have the opportunity to work at one of nearly 600 modern and well-equipped practices nationwide, backed by our brilliant and friendly practice teams, our industry-leading clinical support function, and a dedicated Support Centre and Training Academy.

All of this is designed to help you achieve your ambitions and start building your career with us. In your first year, you can expect to earn upwards of £45,000 rising to over £100,000 with experience.

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Supporting the best clinicians in the world to start their careers in the UK

At {my}dentist, we’re proud to have the largest community of overseas qualified dentists anywhere in the UK. No matter what part of the world you come from, you’ll be able to get the support you need to build an outstanding dental career with us.

  • Guidance and support

    Guidance and support from a mentor at no cost to you

  • Relocation support to help get you started in the UK

    Relocation support to help get you started in the UK

  • Sponsorship visa for up to 5 years

    Sponsorship visa for up to 5 years

  • An agreement to practice NHS and private dentistry

    NHS and private dentistry that is unique to your career

Becoming a practising dentist in the UK

Whether you’re based overseas or have recently moved to the UK, and have registered, or are looking to register, with the General Dental Council (GDC), we want to hear from you.

Get in touch to find out more about working as a dentist in the UK

We will support you at every step of the way to becoming a dentist in the UK. We’ll provide a generous relocation package, help you get all the relevant authorisations to work as a dentist, and support you to settle into your new life in the UK. We’ll also provide you with a mentor so that you can start growing your career from day one and have someone to talk to if you have any questions.

Becoming a clinician at {my}dentist

There are four simple steps to becoming a clinician at {my}dentist if you qualified outside the UK, and if you need a visa to work in the UK, we will take care of that for you as well:

  • Step 1 - GDC registration
  • Step 2 - {my}dentist recruitment process
  • Step 3 - {my}dentist induction
  • Step 4 - Start work with {my}dentist in the UK
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Our mentorship will help you settle in and start growing your career

When you start work with {my}dentist, you will have a formal mentorship with a trained mentor during your first months. This will be with an experienced clinician who will guide you through your first experiences of working in the UK.  They are dedicated to you to answer any questions you might have, provide in-the-moment advice, and support you in developing a portfolio that will allow you get an NHS performer number. 

Once you have an NHS performer number, you’ll be able to treat NHS patients as well as private paying patients. This will give mean you have the reassurance of knowing you’ll always have a full diary, as well as giving you access to an NHS pension and parental leave.

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Security and flexibility. Get the best of both worlds. 

As a {my}dentist clinician in the UK, you’ll be given the flexibility to grow the career you want whilst also having the security and stability that comes from having an NHS contract. This includes having a full and productive diary, access to an NHS pension and parental leave, and all the support you need to follow your passions.

You won’t be chased to hit a target and we won’t tell you what kind of dentistry to focus on. Instead, we’ll work with you to help you deliver the dentistry that’s right for you, offering you unrivalled support and access to industry-leading training and development.

You can find out more about the support we offer at {my}dentist by clicking here.

So, whether you already have a GDC-registration and you’re ready to apply for a job at one of our practices, or if you just want to find out more about what the process involves, get in touch by clicking on the button below and start your career with {my}dentist today.

Overseas Dentists frequently asked questions

Learn everything you need to know about becoming a dentist at {my}dentist and what the job entails.

What is an overseas dentist?

Anyone holding a dentistry degree from outside of the UK.

What support will I have to practice dentistry in the UK?

  • All overseas qualified dentists will work with a mentor when they first start in the UK.
  • The mentor is on hand to provide advice and insight in how to be a dentist in the UK such as treatment planning, procedures and regulations.
  • We also have a network of 3,000 clinicians, and structured support in the form of Clinical Development Aanagers (CDAs), plus practice teams.

Are there any other registration options?

  • It is also possible to register as a dentist with the GDC if you obtain a Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS) qualification.
  • An alternative to the ORE or LDS is to gain a UK qualification that will allow a Rest of World (ROW) qualified dentist to register as a dentist with the GDC.
    • There is a course provided by UCLan and supported by {my}dentist that does this.
    • It is an 18-month full time learning course in the UK – click here for details

What are the job options after GDC registration?

  • With a growing population constantly in need of dental work, dental clinicians are in high demand. No matter where you’re from, if you’ve got the skills and ability to provide high-quality dental care, you could move to and work in the UK.
  • If you have registered as a dentist, then {my}dentist can provide you with opportunities as either a private or NHS dentist.
  • As an NHS dentist you can still provide private treatments. Find out more on our private growth and support network.

What are the requirements to practise dentistry in the UK?

  • Dentists must be registered with the GDC to practise in the UK.
  • GDC registration allows private practise while a performer number is required for NHS dentistry.
  • Dental professionals must also have indemnity cover which is appropriate to the work they are doing.

What are the average earnings of a dentist in the UK?

New dentists in the UK can expect to generate annual earnings upwards of £45,000 in their first year. Experienced dentists, and those providing specialist treatments, are earning over £100,000 a year.

Register your interest to find out more.

How does {my}dentist work?

We are the leading dental network in the UK, with nearly 600 modern practices in prime locations across the country. These practices are semi-independent, led by skilled clinicians and experienced practice teams, but benefit from being part of our network with central support in HR, Compliance, Facilities, and more, as well as our established reputation as a high-quality care provider.

Clinicians can also take advantage of our nationwide referral network, and our world-leading training and development {my}dentist Academy, to grow and develop a career that works for them.

Our goal is to allow clinicians the freedom to work the way they want, offering our support when needed, to ensure our patients receive the highest-quality care possible.

Is dentistry a rewarding job?

Dentists play a crucial role in supporting the oral health of millions in the UK, offering treatments that can vastly improve quality of life, self-image, and more. It can be hugely rewarding to know that the dental treatments you provide can change lives.

If you are looking for a job where you can make a real difference, dentistry could be for you. Visit our Visit our dental roles page to learn more roles page to learn more.

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