All Careers Advice

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  • Overseas recruitment: Home thoughts from abroad. Top career tips from three UK-trained dentists who moved away.
  • If you’re a practice owner with vacancies to fill or a dentist seeking new opportunities, let a recruitment agency do the heavy lifting for you. We get the lowdown from candidates, clients and agency owners.
  • ​As any health professional will you tell you, recruitment, retention and access are intimately linked. We want this profession to succeed, and to deliver the very best for its patients. It's why each year we ask our members for their feedback on pay and on morale.
  • Your CV is one of your most important job-search tools. Make sure it tells your best story, so you can look as good as possible - on paper.
  • The GDC’s enhanced continuing professional development (ECPD) – which started for dentists on 1 January 2018 – introduced significant changes to the requirements and the reporting regimes. This article navigates this transition, outlining the current and future cycles, alongside the relevant tran...
  • A regular question asked of Lynn  Doleman by dentists looking to move to Australia is: “How rural is rural?” But the question is a sensible one for UK dentists looking to relocate.
  • Corporates offer workplace flexibility, peer support, opportunities to specialise, and a chance to focus on clinical dentistry rather than admin, marketing, and CQC inspections, but the sector has traditionally struggled to be seen as a good career option.
  • Mike Pemberton is a Consultant in Oral Medicine at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Trust’s Management Board.
  • The BDA have just released their ‘Here for you’ report, setting out the ways in which they’ve been busily helping their members and the wider dental profession in the last 12 months.
  • Dental skills are global, giving you the option of working in another country at some point during your career. Allowing you to broaden your horizons by gaining professional experience abroad.
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  • Jacqui Elsden started out as a dental nurse but is now a Dental Education Facilitator and studying for a Master’s degree.
  • Vipul Modi was on a five-week holiday in June this year when he planned his latest career move, much of it arranged over two days from a beach in Thailand.
  • If you are thinking of coming to work as a dentist in the UK from overseas you must consider the issues of professional registration, immigration requirements, any additional training that is needed and the professional standards and regulation of dentistry in the UK.
  • Jobs in dentistry in the North East are less competitive than in other regions. There is strong support from Local Dental Committees and well-developed Local Dental Networks for dentists in practice.
  • Taking the plunge and committing to searching for another job isn’t always the easiest to make. It’s a leap into the unknown for starters and there’s always that nagging feeling that the grass isn’t always greener. However, once you’ve taken that leap, you often wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
  • For Leigh Bayliss, Airlie Beach, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands, wasn’t such a bad introduction to Australia...
  • Giles McCracken, who is based at Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is helping the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow develop its mentoring programme. He also chairs the British Dental Association’s committee for academic dentists.