Dentists - Dunedin, Otago

Location: Dunedin
Employment Type: Permanent & Locum
Qualifications: BDS (or similar), DCNZ Reg and APC
Job Reference: 3631559
Job Experience: Any level considered, 4+ years preferred

The University of Otago, Faculty of Dentistry is seeking either a long term locum or someone who can commit to a part or a whole year - in 2024.

The Faculty of Dentistry | Te Kaupeka PÅ«niho 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, in Dunedin. The Faculty of Dentistry is ranked in the top 50 dental schools in the world (QS World University Subject Rankings).

About the opportunity:

  • Start date: January 2024
  • 4-10+ months in duration with options for return visits, including an induction and orientation.
  • Location is the new University of Otago Dental Hospital in the Faculty of Dentistry in Dunedin.
  • Opportunities to work in urgent care or assessment clinics.
  • A chance to help students learn in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Opportunities to discuss clinically complex cases with specialists.
  • If considering postgraduate studies this provides a good opportunity to discuss and explore our programmes including in orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, paediatric dentistry and prosthodontics.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Provide teaching and training to dental students
    • Providing dental treatment to patients in clinic
    • Share professional practice expertise with specialist colleagues
    • See below for links to full job descriptions
  • Remuneration: Hourly rate, accommodation paid for as well as travel expenses to/from Dunedin 

About you:

  • Must be registered with the DCNZ in your scope of practice and hold a current APC
  • Any level of clinical experience will be considered, but 5+ years is preferred
  • Excellent spoken and written English 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency with all aspects of general dentistry
  • Enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge with others
  • Passionate about providing exceptional patient care
  • Comfortable planning and discussing treatment plans with patients

Job description for:


Are you interested in this job? Then contact Toni to find out more. All clinical candidates need to be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ).

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