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Our dedicated staff and volunteers are integral to what we do here at the Australian Dental Foundation.

There are ample opportunities available for passionate advocates who want to make a positive difference – whether that be volunteering or working with us to help support access to oral health care across Australia.

Contact us to enquire about our current volunteer and/or job opportunities.

Positions Available

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time/Part Time
Location: SA

The Australian Dental Foundation is an independent, national award-winning health promotion charity that has been proactive in delivering on-ground programs and support to help to improve Australia’s oral health outcomes and well-being, one smile at a time.

We address the inequalities which exist in oral health to enable the provision of quality and professional oral care to those who need it most. Since inception, we have supported and improved over 41,500 Australians’ oral health, changing their lives for the better.
Whilst our work has had a significant impact so far, our work isn’t done yet. There is still a considerable need to address the inequalities across Australia and we won’t stop until oral disease harm is dramatically minimised.

We are looking for permanent, full-time/part-time Dentist(s) who will be responsible for providing oral health care and education. The position will primarily work within a mobile setting with opportunities to work within locally based fixed clinics, in conjunction with our dental partners.

Job Description

If successful, you will be responsible for:

  • Diagnose and provide appropriate dental treatment to patients, including dental check-ups, cleanings, fissure seals, x-rays, fillings and simple extractions
  • Educate patients and legal guardians on maintaining good oral health, including oral hygiene instruction and dietary advice
  • Carefully document all medications, diagnoses, treatments and consultations
  • Report to State Operations Manager

Desired Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Polished dentistry skills and at a high industry standard
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to providing an outstanding patient-led service
  • Passionate about oral health and helping disadvantaged, dependant Australians
  • Current AHPRA registration and professional indemnity
  • Working with children clearance
  • Valid Australian driver’s license and own a reliable car

Experience is not necessary and new graduate dentists are encouraged to apply.

Dental Assistant
Job Type: Permanent  Full Time
Location: North Adelaide, SA (& surrounds)

The Australian Dental Foundation is an Australian registered health promotion charity which provides dental treatment and education to schools, aged care sites and other facilities across the country and selected third world nations.

Services provided are undertaken via mobile dental clinics and performed by Dentists and Dental Assistants. Our programs include oral health education seminars for patients, schools, carers, professional staff and families alike.

We are currently seeking multiple Dentist Assistants/Receptionists to join our growing Outreach Dental Team in Metro-Adelaide and surrounding suburbs.

Positions range from full-time to part time, with traineeships offered too.

Each role will suit an enthusiastic candidate who has a passion for working with kids and the elderly.  The position will primarily work within a mobile clinic setting, with the right candidates afforded opportunities to work within fixed clinics in conjunction with our Dental Partners.

Fantastic team culture and sound remuneration offered for successful candidate!

We are looking for a number of dental assistants for our SA team to start in Aug/Sept whom has:

  • a genuine passion for mobile dentistry & supporting their community
  • a commitment for providing a high level of patient care
  • an interest in utilising their skills and experience base

What we offer:

  • Excellent remuneration + conditions
  • Further training and development opportunities
  • Supportive team

Traineeships candidates welcome to apply!. Experienced Dental Assistants will be considered too

To be considered for this position please submit your resume and supporting cover letter.