Oral Health


Christchurch might not be the adrenalin capital of the world (that title goes to Queenstown which is a 6 hour drive away) – but our work is action packed.

We practice standard dentistry – with a client group who make our work anything but boring. 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 disabilites)– 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 love it that we get to have longer term relationships with our clients – we really get to know them and have time to develop a great rapport. Compassion, empathy and good communication skills are really important, as we work with clients, carers and clinical teams.

We love it that 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 online coursehas 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 Monday-Friday, business hours with an hour for lunch. We usually have reduced clinics over Christmas, and we try hard to accommodate leave requests. We work in a great location – close to the rejuvenating central city, Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens.

CHOOSE Canterbury – CHOOSE to smile.

Check to see if we have any vacancies – or just get in touch – we would love to talk to you to see if this is the right move for you.

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