Dental Assistant

University of Otago
March 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:$55,535 to $59,901
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Dental Assistant-2300308


About us/Mō mātou

The Faculty of Dentistry - Te Kaupeka Pūniho, has an international reputation for clinical and research excellence. Founded in 1907, it is New Zealand's National Centre for Dentistry. It forms an integral part of the Division of Health Sciences within the University of Otago.

The role/Te mahi

Key tasks of the role include: • Preparation of clinics for Undergraduate and Post Graduate clinical sessions. • Chairside assistance for both staff and students working within the school. • Patient management. • Sterilisation of instruments as required.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are looking for candidates with: • Dental Assistant experience. • New Zealand Dental Assistants' Certificate or equivalent. • Excellent people and communication skills. • Sterilising experience in a dental or hospital facility (an advantage).

Applications from individuals who are dual qualified in dental assisting and sterilising would be welcomed.

Further details/Pūroko

We have multiple permanent Dental Assistant opportunities available as follows: • Full time (37.5 hours week), full year. • Part time, full year. • Full time or Part time – Semester time only (31 weeks per year).

Depending on your personal circumstances, we have roles that can fit your preference. This position offers flexible days and hours depending on personal circumstances.

Hours of work will be by arrangement with your supervisor, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

Position starts 03 April 2023, (earlier starts may be considered).

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Children Act 2014. Candidates who successfully make the final stages of the recruitment process will be required to undergo a safety check. More information on this process can be found here.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Don Brewer, Services Manager, Clinical via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Please indicate in your cover letter your interest in working either, full-time or part-time, full year, semester time only.

Applications should quote reference number 2300308. Applications Close Sunday, 26 March 2023.

Additional Information

Note: Should successful candidates be hired on a part-time basis, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Don Brewer Tel: +64 3 479 7043

Position details: Job Description

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Salary Level and Range Level 4 (Range of Appointments $55,535 to $59,901, Top of Range $64,994)


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