Careers in Oral Health
The variety of experiences and opportunities across the profession.
SA Dental Service provides public oral health services for South Australians. Our School Dental Service for children and adolescents is internationally renowned and the Community Dental Service is recognised as a national leader in public dental services for adults.
Clinics are located throughout metropolitan and country areas and our teams of dentists, dental therapists, dental assistants, dental hygienists and dental technicians have the satisfaction of making a real difference to the health of the community.
The Adelaide Dental Hospital is a first-class clinical and teaching environment. In partnership with the University of Adelaide, teams of experienced tutors and clinical staff provide clinical training and specialist and general oral health services.
SA Dental Service is a great place to work, with a friendly happy environment providing many opportunities for those interested in public health to develop their career paths.
Our employees enjoy the benefits of working for a diverse organisation, with flexible working hours and an emphasis on workforce development to enhance quality and professional excellence. Employees can develop their own skills while being a part of a professional organisation providing oral health services to the South Australian community
Long term employees of SA Dental say that the opportunity to work with highly experienced colleagues, having access to oral health specialists and working in up-to-date dental facilities provides unique professional advantages.
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Dental Therapy is concerned with prevention, assessment and treatment to help clients maintain and improve their oral health.
Dental Hygiene is concerned with education, prevention and treatment to help clients maintain and improve their oral health.
The Dental Assistant provides support to the dental operator in the provision of clinical treatment to adults and children
Dental Assistant Traineeships provide a 12 month program commencing each year in February.
A Dentist is a key member of the dental team and works in a variety of professional roles
Dental specialists working at SA Dental Service have access to world-leading facilities and services