Join the Taiwanese Development Programme

and make the move to the UK 🇬🇧

Calling all dentists waiting for the Taiwan National Exam 🇹🇼

Get started on the journey to become a successful clinician and let us handle the following:

  • Health and care worker visa application (£551)
  • Legal fees (£1500)
  • Certificate of Sponsorship (£398)
  • Immigration skills charge (£3000/£1000 per year)
  • Healthcare surcharge (£2496 but refundable)
  • Invisalign (£1500)
  • Composite bonding (£1000)
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Smile Design
  • Composite Bonding
  • Digital Dentistry
  • Veneer Preparations
  • Smile Fast
  • Smile Makeovers

Join our careers seminar in Taiwan!

When? Thursday 1 February 2024 at 2PM

Where? Grand Hyatt Taipei
No. 2, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110061

Why? To discuss your career advancement in the UK

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Calling all dentists waiting for the Taiwan National Exam 🇹🇼

Get started on the journey to become a successful clinician and let us handle the following:

  • Health and care worker visa application (£551)
  • Legal fees (£1500)
  • Certificate of Sponsorship (£398)
  • Immigration skills charge (£3000/£1000 per year)
  • Healthcare surcharge (£2496 but refundable)
  • Invisalign (£1500)
  • Composite bonding (£1000)
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Smile Design
  • Composite Bonding
  • Digital Dentistry
  • Veneer Preparations
  • Smile Fast
  • Smile Makeovers

Join our careers seminar in Taiwan!

When? Thursday 1 February 2024 at 2PM

Where? Grand Hyatt Taipei
No. 2, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110061

Why? To discuss your career advancement in the UK

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0 Hours
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Taiwan Development Programme

We understand the challanges Dentists outside of Taiwan are facing due to the delayed exam. We have structured together a programme where they can work and build the foundation while still waiting. We offer shorter contracts focusing on developing inexperienced graduates into successful clinicians through education, clinical supervision, hands-on training and ongoing support.

Overview

As a dental group focused on heavily investing its time, energy and resources into our associates. It is a major priority for us to ensure the clinicians we choose to work with understand the value of what we are offering and have their objectives aligned with our own philosophy – we expect nothing less than those aspiring to be the best.

Consequently, all applications we receive will be reviewed and assessed to determine the individual suitability via an online meeting with our management team.

Upon approval for applying, the next step will be a clinical interview.

The clinical interview is held to help us better understand the existing dental knowledge of those applying. This allows us to ensure that each person has a minimum standard of knowledge ensuring potential patients are not at risk.

As our training programmes are highly competitive, the clinical interview can be used as an indication to help identify which candidates may be more suitable.

To officially enrol, you must pass the Eligibility Assessment and Clinical Interview.

We work closely with the GDC due to the sheer number of applications we submit. We fully understand their application process and are up to date with their guidelines. This allows us to provide dedicated assistance with the application process for each associate.

Saint Visage Dental Group will provide full legal assistance to each associate ensuring they have all the necessary documentation required to submit their visa application. The full cost of the Home Office and Legal fees will be covered by the clinic.

We will provide step by step support to all associates applying for their registration on the NHS Performers List ensuring minimal delays.

Before starting the Mentorship, we require each associate to have a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • GDC Guidelines
  • NHS Guidelines
  • Drug Prescriptions.

 

At Saint Visage Dental Group, we understand the bitter truth that being overly academic or possessing superior clinical techniques alone do not translate to being an overall successful clinician; skills such as communication and time efficiency are equally important and often underlooked. 

Mentors at Saint Visage Dental Group are carefully selected high-value clinicians, eager to share their expertise and knowledge. They serve as ideal role models for learning, particularly for dentists lacking real-world experience. Through our facilitated mentorships, aspiring professionals can fast-track their journey towards becoming high-performing and high-earning experts.

 

Theoretical:

  • NHS Claims and Codes
  • Clinical Notes
  • Referrals and Claims
  • Interpreting X-Rays
  • Decontamination
  • Dental Materials, Handpieces and Burs 
  • Hygiene
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Steps for Extractions
  • Diagnosing Patients
  • Treatment Planning
  • Medically Compromised Patients
  • Dealing with Dental Laboratories

 

Social:

  • Managing Patient Expectations
  • Understanding Patients
  • Building Relationships with Patients
  • Dealing with Difficult Patients
  • Primary Complaints of Patient
  • Providing Treatment Options
  • How to Communicate with Patients
  • Promoting Private Treatments when Suitable

 

Clinical:

  • Developing Basic Skills in General Dentistry
  • Holding Handpieces
  • Removing Caries
  • Developing X-Rays
  • Administering LA / Nerve Blocks
  • Handling Dental Emergencies
  • Easing Patients in Pain
  • Locating Canals
  • Extraction Techniques
  • Taking Successful Impressions
  • Making Successful Dentures
  • Removing Bridges
  • Crown Preparations  / Bridges
  • Introduction to Paediatric Dentistry
  • Observing Complex Cases
  • Digital Dentistry


Expected Earnings: £40,000 to £60,000

Including but not limited to:

  • Developing Intermediate Skills in General Dentistry:

    Advance your foundational skills, focusing on procedures like precise tooth extractions, comprehensive oral examinations, and proficient local anaesthesia administration. Dentists also deepen their knowledge of diagnostic methods and treatment planning for common oral health issues.
 

  • Improving Restorative Techniques:

    Enhance your restorative expertise, mastering techniques for dental fillings, crowns, and bridges. This involves perfecting tooth preparation methods, selecting suitable materials, and honing aesthetic considerations to achieve seamless and long-lasting restorations.

  • Expanding Skills with Dental Prosthetics:

    You will get a chance to dive into comprehensive training on creating and fitting dental prosthetics, including dentures and partial dentures. They learn to take precise impressions, analyse occlusion, and craft customised prosthetics for optimal function and comfort.
 

  • Learning Quadrant Dentistry:

    Our trainees specialise in quadrant-based dentistry, providing efficient care by treating one-fourth of the mouth at a time. This approach allows focused attention on procedures such as cleanings, fillings, and minor extractions within a specific quadrant.
 

  • Introduction to Cosmetic Dentistry:

    Explore the realm of cosmetic dentistry, delving into smile enhancement techniques like teeth whitening, enamel contouring, and direct composite bonding. You will understand the significance of smile aesthetics and how cosmetic treatments can be integrated into comprehensive care.
 

  • Exploring Composite Bonding / Veneers:

    Take into account the intricacies of cosmetic enhancements by specifically studying composite bonding and veneer application. You also gain hands-on skills in tooth reshaping, shade matching, and precise bonding techniques to achieve natural-looking and durable smile transformations.
 

  • Upselling Bigger Treatment Plans:

    Our training programme puts emphasis on learning effective communication strategies to present comprehensive treatment plans that encompass various procedures. This involves explaining the benefits, potential outcomes, and long-term advantages of more extensive treatment options, fostering patient understanding and trust.
 

  • Simple Wisdom Teeth Extractions:

    You will acquire expertise in extracting simple wisdom teeth through hands-on training. Also gain proficiency in pre-operative assessment, surgical techniques, and post-operative care for straightforward wisdom teeth extractions.
 

  • Assisting with Complex Cases:

    Collaborate on complex dental cases, working alongside specialists and surgeons. You will develop skills in managing intricate treatment sequences, patient coordination, and effective communication within a multidisciplinary dental team.
 

  • Developing Intermediate Social Skills:

    Our trainees focus on enhancing interpersonal and communication skills to build strong patient relationships. This includes refining active listening techniques, empathetic patient interactions, and effective chairside communication to foster trust and rapport.
 

  • Developing Intermediate Social Skills:

    Focus on improving your interpersonal and communication skills to build stronger patient relationships and enhance their overall practice experience. This involves refining active listening techniques, empathetic patient interactions, and effective chairside communication. You also learn to address patient concerns, educate them about treatment options, and create a welcoming and comfortable environment that promotes trust and positive rapport.
 

  • Developing Intermediate Social Skills:

    Focus on improving your interpersonal and communication skills to build stronger patient relationships and enhance their overall practice experience. This involves refining active listening techniques, empathetic patient interactions, and effective chairside communication. You also learn to address patient concerns, educate them about treatment options, and create a welcoming and comfortable environment that promotes trust and positive rapport.
 

  • Developing Intermediate Social Skills:

    Focus on improving your interpersonal and communication skills to build stronger patient relationships and enhance their overall practice experience. This involves refining active listening techniques, empathetic patient interactions, and effective chairside communication. You also learn to address patient concerns, educate them about treatment options, and create a welcoming and comfortable environment that promotes trust and positive rapport.

Expected Earnings: £60,000 to £80,000
Including but not limited to:

  • Developing Advanced Skills in General Dentistry:

    Further elevate your skills in general dentistry, focusing on advanced techniques such as complex tooth extractions, advanced oral examinations, and the management of more intricate dental procedures. This phase involves honing diagnostic acumen, fine-tuning treatment plans, and optimising patient care.

  • Expanding Skills in Endodontics:

    Learn the field of endodontics, mastering intricate root canal procedures, advanced instrumentation, and the application of cutting-edge technologies like for improved treatment precision and success rates.

  • Expanding Skills in Periodontics:

    Advance your periodontal skills, encompassing both surgical and non-surgical interventions along with soft tissue manipulation. Acquire proficiency in managing complex periodontal conditions, performing advanced soft tissue grafting, and utilising regenerative therapies.

  • Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning:

    Build expertise in comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment planning. Learn to collaborate effectively with specialists from various dental disciplines, creating cohesive treatment strategies that address diverse patient needs and achieve optimal outcomes.

  • In-Depth Training in Digital Dentistry and Intraoral Scanning:

    Participants embark on a comprehensive journey into the realm of digital dentistry, exploring cutting-edge technologies and techniques that revolutionise modern dental practice. The focus of this module is on mastering intraoral scanning, a pivotal component of the digital dentistry landscape.

  • Invisalign:

    Gain proficiency in utilising Invisalign, an innovative orthodontic treatment approach. Learn to diagnose malocclusions, plan and execute Invisalign treatment, and monitor patient progress, achieving predictable and aesthetic results.

  • Expanding Skills in Cosmetic Dentistry:

    Further expand your cosmetic dentistry repertoire, focusing on advanced techniques such as complex smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, and smile design principles. Refine your artistic sensibilities, shade matching abilities, and tooth contouring techniques.

  • Handling of Complex Cases:

    Specialise in managing complex cases that involve intricate treatment sequences, interdisciplinary coordination, and adaptive problem-solving. Gain expertise in navigating challenging patient scenarios, ensuring successful outcomes in even the most intricate cases.

  • Developing Advanced Social Skills:

    Through all this you will continue to enhance your social skills, refining interpersonal communication, patient education, and chairside manner. They foster trust, build rapport, and create a comfortable environment for patients, contributing to a positive and reassuring dental experience.

Expected Earnings: £80,000 to £100,000

Beyond the training programme, we remain supportive and committed to assisting our associates in achieving success.

We will continue to offer support and advice when requested, doing everything within our means to help you reach your long-term goals.

Ideally, the next step for our associates should be exploring potential business opportunities, either by partnering with us in a clinic or empowering the next generation of dentists through our academy.

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Why choose Saint Visage?

We’re dentists too

Unlike the decision makers in other groups, we are run by a team of dentists! We understand the importance of clinical freedom and what each clinician requires to be able excel in their job. This allows us to make commercial decisions without compromising on the convenience of our clinicians.

Philosophy

We firmly believe in reinvesting what we earn back into our clinicians. We recognise that the rate of our growth is directly correlated to the rate and value of our team. This is why we put our associates first and invest a great amount of time, energy and resources into training each person.

Dedicated Support

To provide the highest quality support, we assign a coordinator to monitor and track the progress of each associate ensuring they are not facing any difficulties or challenges inside or outside the clinic. This way we are able to provide assistance and support whenever necessary.

Free Mentorship and Training

We cover the full costs of the Mentorship and Training throughout the Training Programmes. Mentors are carefully selected high-value clinicians, who are willing to share their expertise and knowledge allowing you to see first hand what skills are required to become a high performing and high earning dental professional.

Suitable for Inexperienced Dentists

Our training programmes are tailor-made for dentists who have little to no real world experience. We focus on developing each associate by assigning them an experienced mentor who will guide and help them build a strong foundation that we can help further develop.

Courses and Diplomas Included

Saint Visage will cover the cost of a range of courses and diplomas for each associate. This includes courses such as Composite Bonding, Invisalign, Facial Aesthetics ,Smile Makeovers and many more etc. We also provide postgraduate diplomas in Implantology and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get in contact with out career team by email via career@saintvisage.co.uk. You can message us on Whatsapp +44 75 8241 1111 for further information.

The GDC Number is a personal identification number assigned by the General Dental Council to each dentist within the United Kingdom. Before practicing any form of dentistry, it is mandatory that you first register with the GDC and obtain your GDC Number.

To maintain your GDC Number you must pay the ‘ARF’ each year and complete a minimum number of ‘CPD’ hours.

If you graduated from within the EU/EEA with a primary dental qualification that was taught and examined in English, then you are automatically suitable.

If you graduated from within the EU/EEA with a primary dental qualification that was taught and examined in a foreign language then you are still suitable, but you may be required to pass the IELTS Academic assessment.

If you graduated from outside the EU/EEA, then we require you to first pass both parts of the ORE exam before we can automatically enrol you on our programme.

The current waiting time commonly ranges anywhere between 2 to 6 months. It largely depends on the number of GDC caseworkers available and who in particular is handling your case as some caseworkers can be faster than others.

The locations offered depend on both the availability at the time and the preferences of each associate. We ensure each associate has a minimum of four locations to choose from before they decide to make a commitment.

Performer Numbers are issued to each dentist through the local NHS Area Team upon obtaining registration on the NHS Performers List. The Performer Number is necessary to practice NHS Dentistry or before to provide treatment for patients under an NHS Contract.

You are exempted from undertaking IELTS or providing any proof of English proficiency if it has been less than two years since you graduated with a dental degree that was taught and examined in English.

The score required to pass IELTS exam is 6.5 band in subsections (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) and 7 overall average band.

To find out which countries are within the EU/EEA click here.

Yes, you can.

Yes, you can still apply. We understand that some universities can take up to a year to provide you with your official degree and sometimes even longer. As long as you have a provisional, temporary or mock degree, then we can start your application process.

Yes, if you have passed both parts of the ORE exam, then we can consider you for the programme and provide you a suitable practice offering a PLVE mentor so you can obtain your Performer Number.

No. We can start your application from wherever you are. As long as we can obtain your necessary documentation and signatures, location does not matter.

Yes! If you have passed both parts of the ORE exam, then we can consider you for the programme. However, it is important to know that your choices of clinics will be more limited as clinics that employ you will need to offer PLVE mentorship. You will be able to discuss this with our recruitment coordinators.