As the Netherlands has been facing a huge shortage of dentists for years, the country offers plenty of job opportunities to get started here. Too few dentists currently graduate from Dutch universities, so many vacancies cannot be filled. Therefore, there are a lot of vacancies for dentists, which makes the Netherlands an interesting country to consider for starting a career abroad.
In addition, you can also expect good working conditions. After all, you will be working as a general dentist, so you will be able to perform basic treatments such as check-ups, fillings, root canal treatments, extractions and simple prosthodontics, but (in time) also more complex treatments. This ensures that every day is different and challenging. Patients do not just come to the clinic when they have pain, but also preventative check-ups. They expect you to be able to offer the right treatment, and they are also prepared to pay for this.
Since patients generally visit the dentist twice a year, you will see between 15-35 patients a day on average. Because you always work together with an assistant, you can together provide quality and an efficient treatment to the patient. This way, you can make sure that the patient goes home satisfied and you can build a relationship with returning patients.
You are the expert, and the patient expects you to provide the right treatment and the best care. Especially since the costs of treatments are fixed, there is no competition between clinics, so you can make the difference as a health provider. Therefore, as a dentist in the Netherlands, you will feel respected and can put everything you learned at university into daily practice.
That’s why this is another benefit of working in the Netherlands; the work gives you great satisfaction.
You treat many patients every day and can perform various treatments, so you have the opportunity to make nice turnovers at the clinic. Therefore, you can also expect a good salary that matches with your experience and performance in the dental clinic.
Furthermore, you always have the opportunity and are even encouraged to keep developing yourself professionally, such as taking (post-graduate) courses and/or a Master’s degree. BGB supports you in this.