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Stability, career growth, a sense of community

The first steps into your dentistry career can be daunting.

That’s why it’s important to pick the right environment that’s going to help you grow – while never losing focus on why you wanted to be a dentist in the first place.

Our aim is simple: to be the most trusted provider of dental care in the UK and Ireland, putting our patients and people at the heart of everything we do.

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Our offer to you


What you can expect as a NQ Dentist at Bupa

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Support – a world-class support network of industry experts

Career pathways – from specialisms to non-clinical leadership roles, your career route is unique to you – we can satisfy your ambitions as you continue to develop your skills and interest over time.

CPD – utilise our bespoke learning platform with access to hundreds of hours of courses.

Investment – in technology, in our practices, in digital solutions for our patients, in marketing at practice and national level – and investment in you and your career.

Choice – with our self-employed and employed opportunities, we can offer real role choice to clinicians in a changing world.

 

Find your path

We can offer a choice for clinicians in a changing world.

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Self-employed Associate Dentist
  • High earning potential through both NHS & Private
  • Flexible UDA targets suitable to your experience and expectation
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Clinical freedom to chose own lab (DAMAS registered)
  • Lab cost rebate for utilising Bupa owned labs
  • Advanced performance related bonus available, paid when you start with us

Find our more about our self-employed Associate roles here >

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Employed Dentist
  • Guaranteed annual salary
  • Monthly bonus payments
  • Annual GDC registration covered
  • Covered under Bupa indemnity policy
  • 25 days paid annual leave per year + 8 bank holidays
  • NHS lab bills covered
  • Tax & National Insurance deductions done automatically

Find our more about our Employed Dentist roles here >

Find your path


Self-employed Associate Dentist
Smiles Dental - Dentist and patient
  • High earning potential through both NHS & Private
  • Flexible UDA targets suitable to your experience and expectation
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Clinical freedom to chose own lab (DAMAS registered)
  • Lab cost rebate for utilising Bupa owned labs
  • Advanced performance related bonus available, paid when you start with us

Find our more about our self-employed Associate roles here >

Employed Dentist
dentist and patient smiling into a mirror
  • Guaranteed annual salary
  • Monthly bonus payments
  • Annual GDC registration covered
  • Covered under Bupa indemnity policy
  • 25 days paid annual leave per year + 8 bank holidays
  • NHS lab bills covered
  • Tax & National Insurance deductions done automatically

Find our more about our Employed Dentist roles here >

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Explore your options


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    Develop your career here


    Some of the many benefits of joining Bupa

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    • Joining a global dental company with practices in 12 different countries including Spain, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, China and Brazil.
    • Development opportunities through to specialist training, private dentistry, mentoring junior dentists and in non-clinical leadership roles
    • Opportunities to progress through to our Total Orthodontics, Platinum Dentistry and DentalCarePlus brands
    • CPD access
    • Development opportunities through internal and external courses such as Invisalign Go
    • Strong links with indemnity providers
    • Modern, refurbished practices with highly-trained teams
    • Large support network compromising of experienced and specialist dentists, as well as administrative support
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    Stability and support


    Industry experts - world-class support

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    • Dedicated Practice Manager
    • Clinical support through dedicated Area Clinical Lead Dentist & Regional Clinical Director
    • In-House Patient liaison & Legal teams
    • National & local marketing support
    • Internal Communications team
    • Dedicated contracts and payment teams to ensure paid on times and clarity over your earnings

    A unique business


    Why we're different

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    For Bupa Dental Care, the delivery of high-quality patient care means investing in the people who have the talent to deliver it, so you can expect to work in modern practices with supportive, qualified colleagues and plenty of scope for your future progression.

    As the only corporate dental provider in the UK not backed by private equity and with no shareholders we’re in a unique position. We’re committed to the UK dental industry for the long-term – both private and NHS – and are ready to treat not just today’s patients, but generations to come.

    This means we’re able to focus 100% on delivering a great service for our customers – Bupa reinvests 100% of its profits to help provide better care for patients across the world.

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    We've been recognised


    Inclusive Top 50 Employer

    – Forbes World’s Best Employers list Read here

    – Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list

    – LinkedIn Top Companies Where the UK Wants to Work Read here

    – Young Dentist of the Year (Michael Crilly) – The Dentistry Awards Read here

    Inclusive Top 50 Employer
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