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Would you like to work as a dentist in Holland? Increase your chances here!

This site is intended for dentists with a diploma from an EU country, interested to know if working in Holland is a viable option. In the Netherlands, we are currently looking for more dentists, and European dentists are always very welcome.

In Holland, we work with the most up-to-date technology, there is no shortage of work, and high earnings are possible with extra tax benefits for foreign dentists.

If you have graduated as a dentist a European Country, and feel that you have insufficient work, or if you are looking for a whole new challenge, then working in Holland for a time could be the solution. Practicing as a dentist in Holland for at least a couple of years will enhance your CV and you will return to your homecountry with a broad experience, and a great value for the rest of your working life. is looking for serious candidates interested in gaining experience outside their EU country. Due to a shortage of dentists in Holland, we are looking for well-trained, motivated and eager-to-learn dentists (up to age 35) who are interested in knowing more about the possibilities of working in Holland. There are widespread opportunities in the Netherlands for following specialised courses and interacting with colleagues. What’s more, over 65% of patients are reasonably to well-insured.

Learning the Dutch language has excellent opportunities for you, guiding you completely from A-Z on the possibilities of working in a dental clinic in Holland.
The most important requirement for dentist work in Holland is that you speak Dutch at a minimum level of B2 (we would also like to state here that it is a requirement that you speak and understand English at a reasonable level also, because that facilitates learning of the Dutch language). Only then will your European dentist diploma be equated with the Dutch diploma and you will receive a licence to get started. 

Language course and tuition
We offer an intensive language course in the Alicante region (mainland Spain) which last three to four months (72 hours/week) Monday through Saturday. The intensive language course and all the guidance we offer takes place in the Alicante region, lasts four months and costs € 6,500, including accommodation and board. The training is 72 hours/week Monday through Saturday.

That amount, besides of € 500 which is payable at the start, can also be advanced by us, and then paid back, in 12 interest free installments, within the first year. If you want to make use of this option, please indicate this in advance.

If you speak some Dutch, the course duration can be shorter – and therefore cheaper. Levels of the Dutch language will be tested by us, but you may learn Dutch on your own behalf beforehand. This language course is specifically for foreign persons from the medical sector who will work in the Netherlands and have to pass their B2 exam.
Realize that you can not work as a dentist during these 3-4 months of classes.

You will also learn all about Dutch culture and the modus operandi of Dutch dental practices.

At work in the Netherlands

Once you have taken your language exam, we will guide you in finding accommodation near the practice(s) where you will be working. From that moment on, you can already start working as a dentist. You basically work in a medium-sized practice with 3-6 rooms. We will determine where you will work, and see that a good working relationship is stuck up with the practitioner. That is a priority, because pleasure in your work gives better results in patients’ treatment, and that is for us of paramount importance.


The EU provides subsidies for young people – up to age 35 – who would like to work outside their own country. We will also supply you with all this information, and while it is always a plus to get reimbursement of costs, this cannot be guaranteed. 


On average, a dentist in the Netherlands earns 3 to 4 times as much as in southern Europe, with an additional tax benefit for the extra effort you have put in as a foreign dentist working in Holland. Newly qualified Dutch dentists are our highest-paid graduate university students at an average of over € 57,600 before tax per year.

Still interested in becoming a dentist in the Netherlands?


Then the best thing is to do the following:

Enter your name and email address below.
You will receive a confirmation email in your mailbox and then you will receive an email with a pdf containing a series of questions. Answer the questions and send them to the specified email address with the requested documents.

We will contact you for a personal meeting by phone, Skype or in person. Applicants will ALWAYS receive a message. In collaboration with our dentist team, we work out what suits you best. Then there is a meeting in person, and if everything is satisfactory you will be admitted onto the language course.  

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