Dentist Belgium
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Philippeville , Belgium
19 uur geleden


Dentists to work in Belgium

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience from the time they register
  • University dentist diploma; you must have a diploma in dentistry approved to practice as a dentist and the courses last at least five to six years
  • All dentists are independent contractors in general practice. At the start, you will earn between 6,000 and 12,000 euros gross per month.
  • Dentists with more experience can earn € 14,000+.

    Dentist Belgium

    As a dentist, you will need excellent communication skills to provide professional service to patients.

    Dentists prevent and treat problems affecting the mouth and teeth, including dental and oral diseases. They also treat injuries and correct dental problems.

    The most common role in dentistry is as a general dentist (normal dentist). As a dentist, you would work as an independent contractor providing dental care to the public.

    Responsibilities / Duties :

  • Educate patients about oral care, examine teeth and diagnose patients' dental problems using tools such as x-rays operate technical equipment such as x-ray machines
  • Assess treatment options and agree on treatment plans with patients
  • Perform agreed clinical treatments such as repairing damaged teeth and treating gum disease;
  • Keep accurate records of the patient's dental structure (which may need to be used to identify individuals)
  • Keep abreast of developments in dentistry
  • Maintain patient dental records;
  • Keep abreast of developments in dentistry
  • Continuous and specialized training
  • Some practices employ assistants so that dentists can focus on clinical work.

    Working hours :

    If you work as a dentist, you will be self-employed and will be able to organize your own hours, which may include weekend or evening sessions for patients.

    In general, a dentist works between 4 and 5 days a week.

    What to expect :

  • Jobs are available across the country, both in urban and rural areas.
  • When treating patients, you will need to wear a tunic, surgical gloves and safety glasses to protect yourself and reduce the risk of cross infection.
  • As in your current job as a dentist, stress is comparable (when you deal with patient pain and anxiety, for example, or when you work under strict deadlines).
  • However, from your experience, you know that the role is very rewarding when you see patient satisfaction as well as from the perspective of gains.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience from the time they register
  • University dentist diploma; you must have a diploma in dentistry approved to practice as a dentist and the courses last at least five to six years
  • Third country nationals : require citizenship of an EU country
  • Education outside the EU : require recognition of your diploma in an EU country
  • Skills :

  • Manual dexterity and technical dental skills, plus the ability to maintain intense focus for extended periods;
  • the ability to build relationships with patients and colleagues, which is very important for creating your own customer database;
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills, for interacting with patients of all ages and backgrounds;
  • An interest in the well-being of others and a sympathetic attitude, in particular to deal with the fears of patients;
  • Good administrative and management skills to run a dental office;
  • Information technology skills, due to the increasing use of computers for record keeping and accounts, and for digital imaging of x-rays and intraoral photography.
  • Professional experience :

    In Belgium, it is essential to have at least 3 years of experience in dentistry. If not, the Belgian government will always give a dentist one year of internship

    Employers :

    In a dental office, you will be employed as a freelance dentist, providing dental services. Dental offices vary from practitioner to practitioner, from part-time surgery to multiple partnerships with multiple partners.

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