Every year, many foreign dentists take the leap to embark on a new journey by relocating to the Netherlands to start a new career in dentistry.

Motivated by diverse motivations, whether it be the allure of adventure, improved economic prospects, or a good work-life balance, these dentists share a common thread – they place immense value on professional growth.

They yearn not only for a new vocation in a foreign land but also for the opportunity to enhance their skills, evolve as exceptional dentists, and seize the possibilities offered by the Netherlands. And of course by BGB!

BGB will stand by your side, committed to realizing your aspirations and fueling your success. We prioritize your professional fulfillment, working in close collaboration to identify and address your specific requirement for success as a dentist in Holland.

Whether your ambition lies in mastering endodontics, specializing in a specific area, or even nurturing the dream of establishing your own clinic someday, we are here to support and guide you every step of the way.

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Rita Marinho

Dentist Advisor

Radiology course

According to Dutch legislation, a dentist must possess a separate diploma as a Radiation Protection Supervisor for Dentistry, formerly known as Radiation Certificate 5 A/M, in order to be authorized to handle dental x-rays. This diploma is in addition to your dental qualification.

BGB Dentistry collaborates with other educational institutes and ensures that all our dentists enroll in and complete the mandatory course at the beginning of their practice in the Netherlands.

By undertaking this radiation expertise course, you will gain comprehensive knowledge about radiation protection in dental radiology.

You will acquire the necessary expertise to independently justify the use of x-rays and assume the role of a responsible radiation expert in your dental practice. Additionally, you will stay up to date with the latest legislation and regulations pertaining to dental radiology in the Netherlands.

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Dental Guidance

As you start your journey learning Dutch, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage with our dentist advisors, Rita and Danielle. We organize sessions that are designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel as a dentist in Holland.

Our dedicated dentist advisors will provide you with valuable insights into work protocols, guidelines, and cultural nuances specific to dentistry in the Netherlands. Through activities such as x-ray evaluations, diagnostic exercises, and collaborative discussions with fellow colleagues, they will ensure that you stay updated on the latest developments in the field. This comprehensive preparation will give you a clear understand of what to expect when you start working.

Throughout these sessions, we will use the BGB Guidebook: procedures, protocols, and guidelines. This invaluable resource contains all the essential information you need, which will continue to be a valuable reference tool even as you embark on your career in a Dutch dental clinic.

BGB Practical Day

Once you have acquired the theoretical knowledge through our Dental Guidance sessions, it’s time to put it into practice. To facilitate this transition, we organize a BGB Practical Day for every two groups of participants who have recently begun working in the Netherlands.

During this immersive day, the focus is on gaining hands-on experience with the topics discussed in the theoretical sessions. You will have the opportunity to practice various essential techniques, including handling bitewings, utilizing endo rotary systems, working with dental matrix systems for fillings, and using dental dams. This practical approach allows you to refine your skills and apply the knowledge you have acquired in a real-world context.


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How are you doing?

Following the initial three-month period, you will have an evaluation to assess your satisfaction in the clinic. During this evaluation, we will discuss any challenges or difficulties you might be facing and explore ways to support you on your professional journey.

We are here to address a wide range of topics that are relevant to your needs and aspirations. Whether you’re seeking a salary raise, considering adjustments to your working hours, exploring opportunities for further dental education, or any other related matters, we are ready to have an open and supportive discussion.

Subsequently, evaluations will be conducted every six months, unless there is a need for an earlier assessment. Our aim is to provide guidance and assistance in finding solutions that align with your goals. Together, we will explore the best course of action to meet your specific needs.

Throughout our collaboration, we are dedicated to providing continuous support every step of the way. Our team of dentist advisors is readily available to assist you with any questions about dental procedures and Dutch dentistry. We can schedule a phone call, organize an online session or even a visit to the clinic for on-the-job support.

BGB masterclasses

In addition to encouraging you to pursue courses that align with your individual needs, we take pride in organizing our very own BGB courses known as the BGB Masterclasses. The sessions are developed in collaboration with educational partners, providing our dentists with the opportunities to broaden their knowledge and stay up to date with the latest advancements in the field.

Our BGB Masterclasses have covered a diverse range of topics so far, including Endodontics, Crowns and Onlays, as well as our BGB Masterclass: ‘Beyond the Crown’. These masterclasses are designed to offer valuable insights, enhance your professional expertise, and keep you at the forefront of dentistry.

By participating in our BGB Masterclasses, you will gain access to specialized knowledge and expertise, enabling you to further excel in your dental practice.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes. Our main goal is to have you stay with the same clinic(s) as long as possible, due to the fact that it is preferable for patients to not have a different face every year. But, if you are not thriving in your clinic for whatever reason, we will look for a new spot that might suit you better.

To be able to perform orthodontics or implantology, a professional qualification is required, preferably from the Netherlands or a country recognized by the official institutes. To perform any other complex treatments, such as endodontics, prosthodontics, surgery, etc. you don’t need to be a specialist, but the dentist must have the knowledge and skills to be able to perform them.

There are clinics that invest in education for the dentist. However, the dentist may be expected to commit to said clinic for a set amount of time in order to ensure that the investment is mutually beneficial.

Moreover, if you’re working as dentist in the Netherlands through us, and you’re thinking about professional development, don’t hesitate to let us know. We would be pleased to help and advice you about your options.

Yes, if the collaboration ends after a minimum of three years. In the first 3 years you have a relationship clause that prevents you from leaving us and working directly for the same clinic(s) that you were working for.