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Opportunities in Europe/UK for US Dentists?

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by tandem7, May 14, 2014.

  1. tandem7

    tandem7 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008
    While I understand thinking about this may be a little premature for me (I'm an incoming DDS student--class of 2018), I'm already thinking about my future and doing some preliminary research. I am well-traveled and I know I would enjoy practicing dentistry in the US where I live and abroad, particularly in the UK. I've spent a substantial amount of time in the UK, and if the opportunity was right as a dentist, I would love to practice there.

    I've already looked into the licensing requirements to practice dentistry there--for US dentists that graduate from a US dental school--you just need to take an expensive two part exam without additional schooling. Assuming I pass this requirement, what do you think the job prospects are like for US dentists with a DDS in England or other English-speaking countries in Europe (i.e. Ireland, Monaco, etc.)? Do any of you have experience with this?

    Thank you!
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  3. japanmarine14

    japanmarine14 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    hi there,

    i am an international trained dentist, currently doing my residency in the states. i did my BDS in England and i did work there for a couple of years.
    the answer to your question depends on what you want to do in england . are looking to work in Private practice? or are you looking to go through the NHS system? do you want a hospital job ? where do you wanna practice exactly ? you should ask your self all those questions before deciding on what you want to do. The NHS system is the government run system that most dentist go through after graduation.
  4. Hedgy

    Hedgy 7+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Since the USA does not allow foreign degrees without further dental schooling in the US, the other countries reciprocate. In other words, you most likely will have to do some schooling there. There could be exceptions in the public health sector, but it wouldn't pay as well.
  5. oae

    oae New Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    This is a great topic. Does anyone have any input?

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