Dentist Jobs in UK

Unmatched opportunities in the UK with {my}dentist

At {my}dentist, we’re the first and last stop for overseas qualified dental clinicians 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 with our outstanding overseas clinician support.

More than 1000 dentists from 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 our nearly 600 modern and well-equipped, practices nationwide, backed by our brilliant and friendly practice teams, allowing you to dedicate your time to what matters.

We’ll support you with relocation, getting all the relevant authorisations to work as a dentist, and helping you to settle into life in the UK.

To practice as a dentist in the UK, you’ll need to have a visa, which we can support you with, and a recognised qualification. Click here to find out more.

We’re dedicated to bringing the most ambitious and skilled dentists to the UK as part of our ongoing mission to provide the highest level of care to our patients.

Plus, with access to our world-leading Dental Academy, training in a range of in-demand private treatments and the UK’s largest clinical support team behind you, you’ll be able to develop and advance your career however you like and maximise your earning potential.

If you want to know more, get in touch, or click below to view available roles.

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With temporary registration, you’ll be free to practice in the UK for up to five years in our practices with support from our mentors. If you’re an EEA national and have a recognised dentistry qualification, we’ll help you register with the General Dental Council (GDC) straight away to work as a private clinician in our network, getting right into the swing of things.

To practice NHS dentistry, you will need a performer number. In England and Wales, both EEA clinicians and dentists can apply for a performer number, but the process is more in-depth for those from outside the EEA. Despite this, you’ll be able to get to know the ins and outs of the NHS by working closely with it as part of our network.

Earnings potential

As a dentist in the UK, you can expect to earn a basic income of £70,000, with an average upper cap of £170,000. There’s never been a better or more rewarding time to practice here.

Better yet, with world-class development and CPD via the {my}dentist Academy, you’ll be able to upskill and specialise, maximising your value and earning potential.

As part of the {my}dentist, you’ll be free to practice however you like, with a focus on NHS patients, private patients, or a mix of both. We have a referral network of over 3,000 clinicians, which combined with our central marketing teams, means you’ll never be short of work.

Why choose {my}dentist?

The career you want

At {my}dentist, you decide how you work. Focus on NHS patients or build your own loyal private base. It’s your choice.

Work/life balance

We have contracts to suit every schedule. Build a truly sustainable work/life balance and a rewarding career simultaneously.

Be part of a supportive community

Join an extensive peer network of clinicians and exchange information to constantly improve the quality of care for patients as well as learn new skills.

Ongoing investment

We’re constantly investing in our nearly 600+ nationwide practices, with cutting-edge equipment, digital dentistry, dental nurse development, and more, all to ensure our dentists can offer the highest quality treatment.

Overseas Dentists frequently asked questions

Take advantage of our online knowledge base to learn everything you need to know about becoming a dental clinician at {my}dentist from overseas, what the job entails, and whether it would be a good fit for you.

What is an overseas dentist?

Anyone holding a dentistry degree from outside of the UK.

What is the average revenue of a private dentist in the UK?

The average revenue for a private dentist in the UK is around £91,000pa, but those in specialist areas or with plenty of experience can command salaries of up to £170,000pa.
Speak to a recruiter to find out more.

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 CSM and CDMs, plus practice teams etc.

How difficult is it for an overseas' dentist to get a job in the UK?

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.

Dental clinicians in the UK are regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC), and you must be registered and licenced with them to practice.

If you’re from the European Economic Area (EEA) and have a primary qualification in dentistry, then you can register with the GDC and practice in the UK on that basis.

If you are not a European national, you can still come to the UK to work, however, you will likely need to register with the GDC and complete an Overseas Registration Examination (ORE), which will test your clinical skills and knowledge. If you pass this exam, you’ll be eligible to apply for full registration to work in the UK. You will need an appropriate level of English before you sit the ORE, and will need to show this by also sitting the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

Once you’ve completed the ORE, you might be required to do up to a year’s foundation training to work for the NHS.

Alongside registering with the GDC, you will need to meet the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration Regulations. For full advice on registering to work in the UK as an overseas dentist, visit the NHS Careers website.

At {my}dentist, we’ve worked with thousands of overseas dentists to help them relocate to the UK. We’ll support you with registration, accreditation, and more, and find you a position at one of our 600+ practices nationwide. To find out how you can join our team as an overseas clinician, click here.

Are there any other registration options?

  • A ROW qualified dentist is also able to register with the GDC as a hygienist or therapist.
    • This registration route does not require any additional exams or certificates and can be completed online. Follow the route to registration link and look for “dental care professional”.
    • Some ROW qualified dentists find this is a quicker route to being able to work in the UK, and mydentist provides opportunities specifically for these dentists – find out more Add link to pathways.
  • An alternative to the ORE or LDS is to gain a UK qualification that will allow a ROW qualified dentist to register as a dentist with the GDC.

What are the job options after GDC reg?

  • If you have registered as a dentist then mydentist can provide you with opportunities as either a private dentist or NHS dentist.
  • As a NHS dentist you can still provide private treatments. Find out more on our Private Growth and Support Network.

What is an overseas dentist?

What are the requirements to practice dentistry in the UK?

Dentists must be registered with the GDC to practice in the UK.
GDC registration allows private practice – a performer number is required for NHS dentistry.

What is the average revenue of a dentist?

Junior dentists can expect to generate an annual revenue on the low end of around £45,000pa. The average annual revenue for a dentist in the UK is around £72,000pa and can be up to £170,000pa for specialist and private clinicians.

Speak to a recruiter to find out more.

How does {my}dentist work?

We are the leading dental corporate 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 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 providing oral wellbeing for 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 treatments you provide can change lives for the better.

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

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