However, as moving abroad to any new country is no easy task, prepare yourself in many ways to face your soon-to-be reality. Here is the essential guide to life and work in a dental practice in Europe.
Have you ever asked yourself, “How did dental hygiene, as we know it, begin?” While I remember learning the history and politics of dental hygiene during my studies, the details seemed to vanish into thin air under all of the other hygiene school pressure.
However, I recently came across this entertaining article, “Dental hygiene’s grand history”, by Laurie A. Milling, published in RDH magazine in 2010. Then I saw that there was more where that came from, such as this “100 years of dental hygiene timeline”. After reading these pages, along with a few others, I was so pleased to see how far dental hygiene has progressed as a profession in the US.
Imagine this scenario. First, you do a thorough job search, then you reply to a few interesting ads. You even have a couple of successful interviews. Eventually, you receive a job offer overseas and hear that a contract will soon follow.
How do you know if the contract will protect your employee rights?
Dental hygiene could be your ticket to working abroad and all of the amazing experiences that expat life has to offer.
The idea of moving abroad for work has many complex parts.
If you go this route, it will all be taken care of for you. But what if you have to go about it on your own?
Dental hygienists have been moving overseas for work for many years. Many of us who have forged our own paths to work overseas successfully.
So if this applies to you, here is my step-by-step advice on where to start as a dental hygienist: