a dentist, there are various ways in which you can manage and steer
your career. Once you have qualified you are able to transfer and
develop between several spheres of practice. You could work in salaried
service, such as the armed forces, the community, hospital or academia.
Or, after you have completed your DFT/VT year you could become a
self-employed associate and work within an established practice.
you have gained more experience as a dentist you may decide to set up
your own practice. This can be done by becoming a partner of a practice,
buying a practice or establishing your own. How you develop that
practice is completely your decision, whether you decide to specialise
in Endodontics or Aesthetics - the choice is yours.
advantage of dentistry is that it’s a profession you can take all over
the world. It is possible to bring your skills to the UK from abroad,
alternatively, as a UK trained dentist, you can take your qualification
and move around the world.
The BDA can supply expert advice on all
areas within the dental profession and have advice notes to help you
make the right career choices.