From Budapest to Barnsley….my journey with mydentist

Dr Katalin Sugar, of our Barnsley Practice, first moved to the UK in 2009. Graduating in 1986, Katalin went on to work and teach at the Central Institute of Stomatology, an accredited centre for qualified Dentists working towards a specialism. She then completed specialist courses in Dental and Oral Affections and Prosthodontics. 

In April 2018, Katalin will be travelling to her Native Budapest, Hungary with our Recruitment Manager, Sam James to meet with Hungarian Dentists who, like Katalina back in 2009, want to work as a Dentist in the UK.

We spoke to Katalin about why she wanted to move to the UK and why she chose to work with mydentist. 

“I have always appreciated and wanted to be a part of the English culture and National reputation for scientific achievement.  I also believed that as a UK Dentist I could have a much better and secure lifestyle than in Hungary.

I chose a career with mydentist because of the fantastic training and professional development available through the mydentist Academy as well as competitive salaries. mydentist is the UK’s largest dental business with over 600 practices , giving you lots of flexibility when choosing where to live.

mydentist helped me and lots of other overseas qualified dentists find accommodation, open bank accounts, find a mentor and provide all the necessary information before relocating and starting in practice.

My current practice in Barnsley is a very well-equipped surgery with a separate X-ray room, Decontamination room and Special Treatment rooms for Maxilla-Facial surgery, Implantology, Orthodontic and Facial Cosmetic Treatments.  I am very proud that Barnsley in 2016 won “Best Practice of the Year” and we have been recognised as a “Notable Practice” by the Quality Care Control assessment, of which there are only 26 in the UK!

The team at my practice are amazing and the Practice Manager, Qualified Dental Nurses and Reception team save your precious time to be able to treat patients.

Since joining mydentist in 2009 I’ve built long standing relationships with all of my patients offering choice of NHS and private dentistry.

My advice to any Dentist’s thinking of moving to the UK is to recognise the opportunity and the challenge.  You’ll need patience and time to gain confidence but mydentist and your dedicated Mentor will support you every step of the way.

I’m proud to be a Mentor at mydentist for overseas qualified Dentists and I’m excited to go to Budapest and meet Dentists who are in the same situation I was in 10 years ago!”

If you, like Katalin, would like more information on how mydentist can support your dental career here in the UK, please call our overseas resourcing specialists on 00 44 7725 656996 otherwise visit  to view all of our latest job opportunities.