Isle of Wight

An introduction to the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning location, just off the South Coast of England. You can take a short ferry ride from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times as little as 20 minutes. Within Southampton, there is a regional airport, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities and you’re just a 90-minute train ride from London.

The Isle of Wight offers visitors and residents an amazing coastline with a range of beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals, and award-winning attractions.

Our practice

Bupa Dental Care Shanklin

Bupa Dental Care Shanklin is a busy six surgery practice, set just a two-minute walk from the beach. The practice has been renovated, and has a beautiful large, private garden, allowing the team to enjoy breaks outdoors in warmer months.

Shanklin beach - Isle of Wight

What's to love

The scenery

The Isle of Wight is known for its beautiful scenery. The stunning cliff-side walks, sandy beaches, and scenic drives. It’s got it all. But if you’re looking for the perfect way to spend your spare days, then you can find Wight Links ‘Top five scenic drives’ here.

Isle of Wight - beach at sunset

Things to see and do

One thing that The Isle of Wight doesn’t lack is its variety of things to do. From Private sightseeing tours to forest walks and not to mention it’s annual festivals.

The Isle of Wight is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has some of the best skies to spend your evening stargazing. But if you still don’t know where to start, you can find ‘The 10 best things to do’ as chosen by Trip Advisor here.

Isle of wight - sunflowers

The food

Having a great range of places to eat out is important, thankfully The Isle of Wight has plenty on offer, including Shanklin’s The village Inn and the old thatch teashop.

But don’t take our word for it, you can find the best places to dine out on Trip Advisor here.



Shanklin, Isle of Wight - corner village shop
Kim - Dual site practice Manager at Bupa Dental Care Shanklin and Ryde

Kym, Practice Manager, Bupa Dental Care Shanklin

"I joined Bupa almost two years ago now and haven’t looked back."

Kim - Dual site practice Manager at Bupa Dental Care Shanklin and Ryde

“The location was a huge deciding factor for me, as it allows beautiful scenery on a lunchtime walk.”

A conversation with Kym

I joined Bupa Dental Care almost two years ago now and haven’t looked back. The location was a huge deciding factor for me, as it allows beautiful scenery on a lunchtime walk. I have worked in the dental industry for 16 years now, having originally started as a trainee dental nurse.

Over the years I have worked in several practices both NHS and Private, and I can quite honestly say I have never met such a wonderful team. The last five months have been an absolute roller-coaster with Covid-19, but the team have stayed focused and patient care has been at the forefront of everything they have done. I couldn’t be prouder.

Why we're different

As the only corporate dental provider in the UK not backed by private equity, 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.

Furthermore, Bupa has no shareholders, so we’re able to focus 100% on delivering the best service for customers. We are run commercially to ensure we remain competitive, but we reinvest 100% of our profits to help provide better care for patients across the world.

Why not join us today? You can find our latest vacancies here.

Dentist at Bupa Dental Care

Our practice culture

Our culture is centered around going above and beyond for patients. Whether you’re working with patients directly or indirectly, you’ll be based within an empowering environment to give your all to create positive experiences and broad smiles.

Our caring approach extends to our employees too. It’s why we’re so big on training, development, and progression. It’s also why our practices are such friendly, collaborative places – people quickly become friends as well as colleagues.

Bupa Dental Care Hygienist

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