Switzerland best place to live for dentists and dental nursesSwitzerland has topped the polls as the best place to live and work for dentists, according to Totally Money.

The poll ranks countries and various job types based on salary, hours worked, paid leave, cost of living and happiness.

Germany followed in second place, while Cyprus rounded off the top three countries.

‘When it comes to figuring out the best career for you,’ Henry Keegan, Totally Money, said.

‘It’s well worth considering the areas that offer the best work-life balance based on factors like salary and happiness,’

‘Whilst the UK ranks fourth in Europe for dentistry, dentists in Switzerland can expect to earn almost double.

‘With the added benefit of living in a country ranked sixth for happiness.’

Best of the rest

The UK came fourth in the poll of best place to live and work as a dentist.

The top 12 countries include:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. Cyprus
  4. United Kingdom
  5. France
  6. Sweden
  7. Spain
  8. Portugal
  9. Republic of Ireland
  10. Netherlands
  11. Italy
  12. Greece.

‘It’s great to see the UK riding high in the rankings of the best places to live and work,’ Andy Acton, director at Frank Taylor & Associates, said.

‘I would agree; I think the UK offers wonderful opportunities across the dental sector.

‘That said I would be happy to try out a ski lodge in Verbier to learn more about what makes Switzerland number one.’

Best place to live for dental nurses

Switzerland also topped the polls as the best place to live and work for dental nurses, Totally Money’s survey shows.

The top 12 countries for dental nurses include:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. Cyprus
  4. Sweden
  5. United Kingdom
  6. France
  7. Spain
  8. Portugal
  9. Republic of Ireland
  10. Italy
  11. Netherlands
  12. Greece.