Who is this program for?

Our tailor-made program is designed for dentists who would like to work and start a new life in the Netherlands. Dentists who would like to gain more work experience, grow professionally in their career or want to feel respected. Dentists who are looking for a better work life balance and would like to live (with their family) in a safe country. Whatever your motivation is, our mission is to help you in your career and settle in the Netherlands.

  • You are motivated and like to learn new languages, because with this program, you will be able to pass the Dutch language exam within 20 weeks time.
  • You are ready for an adventurous step in your career and you would like to work a few years abroad.
  • You are flexible and have a positive mindset.

What can you expect from the BGB program


Guaranteed job in a Dutch dental clinic

This is what it's all about: starting a new job as a dentist in Holland. We make sure you have a guaranteed job in a dental clinic that's a good match so you can develop your Dutch dentistry career.

Dutch language

Our BGB Academy course helps you learn Dutch from 0 to a B2+ level, including dentistry Dutch, so you’re fully prepared to work in a Dutch dental clinic.

First steps in the Netherlands

When you've completed the BGB language course, it is time to move to the Netherlands! BGB helps you with this process in order to ensure a smooth landing.

Career guidance

During our collaboration we stay committed to boosting your dentistry career. We make sure you can fulfill your ambitions as a dentist in Holland.


All benefits of the Netherlands

Discover the benefits of the Netherlands for foreign dentists seeking new professional opportunities.


Specialist in helping dentists since 2012

BGB was founded in 2012 to help foreign dentists start a new career in the Netherlands, and thereby solving the problem of the growing shortage of qualified dentists in Holland.

Our complete program includes a guaranteed job at a Dutch dental clinic, and a language course with a focus on Dentistry Dutch. We make starting a new career as a dentist in Holland as easy as possible for you.


Stories en events

I am glad I chose to work with BGB

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BGB were so helpful at getting us settled in.

I can wholeheartedly recommend BGB.

BGB values you as a dentist and is always by your side.

I would recommend every dentist to start a career in the Netherlands, in order to develop yourself.

The practical matters

We fully understand that moving to the Netherlands is a big step, and you probably have lots of questions. Below, we have gathered some of the practical matters, and we are more than happy to answer any other questions you may have.

We value your adventurous mindset, flexibility, positivity and eagerness to learn. As a (recently graduated) dentist, you feel confident about the basic treatments within general dentistry and you have theoretical knowledge of complex treatments.

You have a good command of English and you like to learn a new language.

EU nationality and an EU dentistry degree are preferred, but non-EU dentists with a European dentistry degree or EU dentists with a recognised dentistry degree from outside the EU can be considered if they meet all requirements.

Starting a new career in a new country can be a costly endeavour, and we’re here to make this easier for you. All costs are covered by BGB. We pay for the flights, the accommodation, the food and the drinks and of course the Dutch Language Program. Until the day you start earning a salary, we cover almost everything.

You may wonder where to start when you’re interested in starting a new career in Holland.  The first step would be to get in touch with us, so we can schedule a personal interview with one of our recruiters to discuss the possibilities.

You can find more information about our application process and get in touch with us here.


Upcoming startdates

We start the program four times a year, which lasts a total of 20 weeks. The first step is always a personal intake interview.

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Frequently asked questions

If you would like to work in the Netherlands as soon as possible, you can start our 20-week language program at different times of the year. In the year 2023, three new groups have already started, while we are now busy selecting dentists who will be available in September or October.

For 2024, new groups will start in February, August and September.

Please note that the deadline for enrolment is max 1 month before the course start date.

Check this page for all the latest updates, available places and starting dates of the next groups. You can also send in your application here, or contact our recruiter Arjen for further info!

Yes, of course. Better said, providing a better future for your family and kids is one of the reasons why we see our dentists relocating to the Netherlands. And we will be happy to help you make this happen. Please keep in mind that the language program is intensive and that you will need to be available full-time for a period of 15 weeks, of which 10 weeks are on-site at our Academy. In order to organize all this, of course, we would like to help and come up with solutions with you, so please discuss your situation with us, so we can give you the best advice.

Yes, you can totally decide for yourself where you want to live. However, we are responsible for finding a suitable dental practice for you, and we do our best to connect you with the clinic that we believe best fits your profile. Then it’s up to you whether you want to live near the clinic or in another village/city. It’s also up to you to decide whether you want to travel to the clinic by car or public transportation (if the latter is possible in your area).

Yes, you can. Please note that, due to the longer registration process and higher obligatory salaries, we only accept exceptional applications that possess the right personality, professional experience and language talent.

In summary, you should meet one of the following requirements:

  • You have completed a university degree in dentistry from a European university and possess European citizenship.
  • You are a dentist from outside the European Union, but you have completed a university degree in dentistry from a European university.
  • You hold a European citizenship, but you have completed your university degree outside the European Union: Then your degree in dentistry should be recognised in a European country and you have gained at least 3 years of work experience in this country.

All costs are covered by BGB. We pay for the flights, the hotel, the food and the drinks and of course the Dutch Language Program. Basically, from the moment you sign, until the day you start earning a salary, we cover almost everything, except for some personal expenses you might have. In return, we ask for your long-term commitment of (preferably) 3 years.

Has your question not been answered yet? Check our knowledge base or contact us.