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Table 2 Themes derived from the qualitative data

From: Accreditation and professional integration experiences of internationally qualified dentists working in the United Kingdom

Structural themes
The expectations of the IQDs before migration, the time lapse from migration to becoming employed in the UK and the work experiences thereafter were directly influenced by their country of primary qualification (EEA, non-EEA), immigration status and routes to registration
Relational themes
These themes spanned across the narratives and all stages of their integration journeys, irrespective of their migration motivations, facilitators of and barriers to professional integration
Source country training
Registration and employment
Variation in practising dentistry
Experiences of discrimination
Value of networks and support
Personal attributes