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Dental Chairside Assistant

The Special Needs Dentistry Practice North Willoughby, Sydney

Job Description

Are you looking for a new position within dentistry or looking to grow, within a healthcare setting? Do you like cute toy poodles? (Yep, we have a support dog)

We are a unique, special needs dental practice known for the high level of care we provide to our patients. We are looking for professional fun individuals to join our existing team and fill the following role:

Dental Assistant - Assisting sedation procedures at Willoughby or in day stay surgery at private hospitals in Crows Nest and Kogarah.
The role is for casual or part-time hours with rostered day/s off.

If you happen to realise within the first few hours of working here that we are the coolest people to work with, you will thrive in a supportive mentoring environment and a fun workplace.

We have a fantastic team that comes to work because they enjoy what they do and just happen to be amazing with individuals with special needs.

But while we love our work, we don't work nights or weekends.

We are a specialist practice. Our wages are above award simply because we value our staff and they mean the world to us!

Why we exist AKA Our Purpose

Imagine if the dentist was a fun and inspiring place centred around learning, wonder and amazement?

To be a special needs dental home designed to align with patients and their families in a safe, heart-centred and joyful environment.

By enriching our patients with education and confidence, we turn individuals & their case workers into health heroes who are empowered to take care of their oral well-being now and well into the future.

Our Promise to Our Patients (and each other):

We are heart centred - we treat each other, our patients and anyone else related to the business with compassion, respect and kindness.
We are open and honest - we are honest to each other and our patients. Integrity is paramount to us; we choose what is right over what is easy. When we make mistakes we have the courage to own up to them despite the discomfort.
We focus on creating genuine value - we are here to provide the best care possible to our patients. This is to create “wow” experiences at every point of contact. Equally, we are here to be the best version of ourselves to each other.
We are mission-focused and purpose-driven - we strive to be excellent at every aspect of the practice and drive “world-class” outcomes. We pursue our desired outcomes as a team with intent and accuracy.

Who are you? To be successful in this role you will:

Be a human being (jk we are certain you are!)
Have had experience in a customer focused role (not necessarily in a healthcare setting!)
Preferrable have had dental chairside assisting experience
Need to align yourself with our values. These are not extraordinary values btw - honesty and open communication, kindness, courage and being purpose-driven are a few critical ones. But we are certain you get the jist!
Have a positive attitude and a willingness to be shown and to learn
Have excellent presentation skills, and the ability to engage and manage relationships
The ability to multitask and work well under pressure
Need the ability to manage your time, learn and eventually delegate tasks respectfully
Be willing to work in North Willoughby, Crows Nest, inner west and Kogarah.
Be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with NSW Health guidelines
Vaccinated for influenza annually (current 2023 required)

About the role/s: The role/s primarily involves helping our patients and their parents/case workers by providing immense value in a multitude of ways:

Willing and able to move equipment on wheels
Be willing and able to lift up to 5kg
Document management and liaising with other providers including specialists, caseworkers, maintenance crew and referrers.
Providing assistance to our dentists and helping the team.
Having fun in a friendly and supportive environment
Previous experience in a dental environment although beneficial is not essential
To be considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered) outlining the following:

Why do you think you would be suited for this role?
Which of our practice promises above most resonated with you and why?
For more information about the practice, please see our website at

Benefit to hold a current driver's license and have your own transport.

If any of these resonate with you, we certainly want to hear from you

Employer questions
Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Full rights
Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
Do you have customer service experience?
Which of the following G-Drive or Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

Postcode: 2068 (North Willoughby, Sydney)

Not a backpacker? That's ok. We accept applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents, international students as well as working holiday visa holders. If you are qualified for this position, please register and apply via the form below.

  This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.

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The Special Needs Dentistry Practice

Member since: June 2020

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At The Special Needs Dentistry Practice we believe passionately that everyone deserves access to quality dental care. Your work will be dynamic because every day is different – dental services at operating theatres & community outreach. Learn a broad range of quality skills. Help people every day in a patient centric environment.

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