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This website has been developed by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to promote working in dentistry across Greater Manchester. Use it to find out more about working in the dentistry profession, the different roles in the dental team and access the latest job vacancies from the NHS Jobs website.

Why work in Dentistry?

Happy dentist and patient at dental clinic by Jacob Lund from Noun Project

Dentistry is a service-oriented profession. As a dentist you will spend all your time helping people. This can make your work very rewarding, especially as you make significant improvements in people’s lives. There can be instant gratification when you end a bad tooth ache or fit a beautiful crown.

Find out more about working in the dentistry profession »

The roles in the dental team

Dentist and dental nurse

You could train to be a dentist and run a high street practice, work as a dental hygienist to help prevent dental disease or train as a dental nurse and help the team deliver treatment and advice. Alternatively, you could train as a dental technician and make dentures, crowns, bridges and retainers for patients.

Find out more about the different roles in the dental team »

Careers in dentistry

Dentist examining a patients teeth in the dentists chair at the dental clinic by Jacob Lund from Noun Project

Are you interested in starting a career in the dentistry profession? Select one of the dental team roles to find out more about the training and skills required and the career development opportunities.

In this video below Dr Janet Clarke, Clinical Director of Community Dentistry, discusses the pros and cons of working in community dentistry.

In this video below Saara Sabir, General Dental Practitioner, talks about some of the pros and cons of working in NHS dentistry and why she enjoys working within the NHS.