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Dental Assistants

The Dental Assistant provides support to the dental operator in the provision of clinical treatment to adults and children; maintains the cleanliness of the clinical area; sterilises equipment and instruments; prepares dental materials for the dental operators to use in clinical treatments; assists with oral health education to adults and children; provides information to clients and assists with administration.

A Dental Assistant has skills that allow them to work in a diverse range of environments such as general and specialty oral health areas, teaching and aged care. This occupation involves working closely with dental operators and their clients therefore communication skills and a willingness to assist with the oral health management of clients is essential.

Flexibility and choice
Working at SA Dental Service, Dental Assistants have the flexibility to choose how they manage their career, whether you're returning to the workforce and want to balance work with home life, or want to go on to further study.

Sandy shares her experiences with SA Dental Service, gained over 30 years as a Senior Dental Assistant.

Sandy

Sandy

Hi, I'm Sandy, a Senior Dental Assistant. Working with SA Dental Service, Dental Assistants have the flexibilibty to choose how they manage their career, down to their working hours - there are lots of options for everyone.

Dental work has given me the opportunity to help people who really needed it, yet working with SA Dental Service lets me properly manage and enjoy my home life. Read more of Sandy's story


If you'd like to manage family and career and help people who need it most, then join Sandy and the team as a member of our permanent staff or in the casual pool. 

For more information on Dental Assistant recruitment click here

Talk to us about employment opportunities:

Sue Loftes
Manager, Attraction & Retention
South Australian Dental Service
61 8 8222 9018
HealthSADSAttraction&Retention@sa.gov.au

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