How the EDE track works

If you are selected to participate in the EDE track, it means that you’re talented. You are enterprising and eager to take this big step in your career. There are a lot of arrangements to be made, but rest assured: EDE is always there to offer support. With practical matters like permits, setting up insurance cover, and finding a place to live. We also like to make sure you feel at home, and have a party to attend every now and then.

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With EDE, you’re never alone

Language training at a four star hotel in Austria, all the help you need with paperwork, and a fun, close group of enterprising dentists. EDE makes you feel right at home. As we like to say in Dutch: “een warm bad en een gespreid bedje” (as welcoming as a “hot bath and a freshly-made bed”). These are just some of the many sayings you’ll learn during the programme. You’re embarking on an exciting journey with a fair amount of uncertainty, but with EDE, you‘re never alone.

Where you’ll work

You‘ll end up working for one of several practices throughout the Netherlands, depending on the job openings available. At the moment, most listings are for the southern and north-eastern areas of the country.

Frequently asked questions about this subject

  • Why is there a shortage of dentists in the Netherlands?

    Each year, a limited number of students are admitted to pursue a course of study in dentistry. More than a third of Dutch dentists are over the age of 50, and the rapidly aging workforce has a strong effect on the market. Another factor is the high percentage of female dentists, who more often work part-time because of family obligations. All of this leads to a large number of job openings in the Dutch job market.

  • When do the selection interviews take place?

    The selection interviews take place twice a year in Barcelona. In January for the course that starts in March, and in June for the course starting in September.

  • Who select the candidates?

    The candidates are thoroughly vetted and selected by EDE.

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