Oral Health

Calling all Dental Assistants and Dental Technicians. 


We are a tertiary hospital-based service – so we see the more complex presentations and the more challenging clients (with physical, intellectual or mental health disabilities)– making our work varied and challenging.

We offer a range of services:

  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  • Maxillofacial prosthetics
  • Oral Medicine
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Special Needs Dentistry
  • General dentistry

We get to make a difference to people’s lives. Our service has had a few facility moves over the last couple of years, but we are excited to be part of the rebuild and getting a new purpose-built facility. Going paperless with digital imaging is another exciting change which was recently implemented.

We will support you to become a Dental Assistant. The 12-month onlinecourse has a very strong practical component completed on the job – previous hospital experience is an advantage but not a requirement.

Dental Technicians complete a Bachelor of Dental Technology at the University of Otago before coming to work with us.

We are a great team of approximately 60 staff – we support and look out for each other. We work in a great location – close to the rejuvenating central city, Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens.

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