We have an interactive and engaging community to find the best dental therapist job Ireland has to offer. Whether this is your first job, or you are looking for a change of scene, we can help you find opportunities to work with some of Ireland’s best dental professionals and practices.
Read on to get prepared then come back and search here.
Landing your first dental therapist job
As a fresh graduate who has just completed the dental therapist course, you may find yourself in a sea of candidates, all vying for the same dental therapist jobs in Ireland. It may be quite easy to show your clinical competency through references from clinical tutors, along with photos or records of your patient cases. However, recruiting practices often look for more than just your technical skills.
Key questions potential employers consider include:
- Are you the right ‘fit’ in a team of mature and experienced dental professionals?
- Do you have a good personality and patient manners?
- Can you stay composed and manage tough cases or situations efficiently?
- What can you bring to the team that is different from similar dental therapy graduates who are competing for this job?
Hence, besides your clinical competency portfolio, it’s important to build a solid CV: include all your past experience in the dental field, mention any transferable skills from previous professions, and give the recruiting practice a true glimpse into your profile.
Selecting a future employer
Whether you are a novice or an experienced dental therapist, it is not just about being selected by a recruiting dental practice or professional. As much as employers select candidates, candidates also choose who they work for. Working as a dental therapist in Ireland could mean different things in different settings. Some general dental practices treat dental therapists as critical additions to their dental team and will allow you to carry out most of the routine dental care. However, in certain settings, the dental therapist’s job may involve only intra and extra oral assessments or dental education in a one-to-one or group situation. While choosing potential employers and before applying for a dental therapist job, make sure that the job responsibilities align with your expectations.
Stay on top of the job market and land your ideal dental therapist job
Applying for a dental therapy job in Ireland is a great way to
- Gain useful experience under the guidance of an experienced dentist
- Independently carry out many aspects of routine dental care for children and adults
- Pace your career and not take on full responsibility of running a dental practice until you are truly ready for that stage.
Whether you are actively seeking work or proactively looking at jobs while completing your dental therapy course, staying on top of the job market will help you land your dream dental therapist job at the earliest. Check in with our website regularly, enable job alerts, or fill out our ‘work availability’ section to let prospective employers find you.
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