Community Dentist

Specialty: Dentistry, Community

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Part time

Required qualifications: Registered as a Dentist with the Dental Council of New Zealand Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent Interest in paediatric dentistry

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location:  Community – Porirua, Kapiti

Service:   Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service

Contract:  Part time, fixed term From April 2023 – December 2023

Salary:     As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in paediatric dentistry in a supportive environment with opportunities to learn and develop. This role provides routine care to pre-schoolers and school age tamariki enrolled with the Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service.

In term 2 (May – July), the Community Dentist(s) will provide basic exams and treatments for tamariki while also providing mentoring for newly graduated oral health therapists as part of our ongoing mentoring programme. In terms 3 and 4 (July – December), the Community Dentist(s) will do ACC assessments and treatments, hypomineralisation consultations, and also provide treatments beyond the scope of oral health therapists.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

We provide clinical services, early intervention, and oral health promotion and education to 75,000 children (from birth to school year 8) in Porirua, Kāpiti Coast, Hutt Valley and Wellington. We have 60 dental and oral health therapists (plus their assistants) working in 13 hubs around the region, and we operate 12 mobile vans. We work actively with our communities to address inequities in oral health outcomes and access to services, and we are continuing to develop and evolve our model of care to improve outcomes even further.

Each of our hubs has a team of dental/oral health therapists and assistants who work together to provide care for the tamariki in their region.

Clinical advice and guidance is always available by phone or email from our clinical director (or delegate).

Moū – About you

  • Registered as a Dentist with the Dental Council of New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent
  • Interest in paediatric dentistry
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Please note we are not accepting recruitment agency’s applications.

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Name: Sandra Tam

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Phone: (04) 806 2547