Senior Dentist

Waikato DHB
Waikato Hospital, Hamilton (NZ)
Nov 05, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time


Where you’ll be working: Dental Department - Waikato Hospital

The details: Permanent, full or part-time hours

About the role

We’re looking for a Senior Dentist specialising in Adult Special Care Dentistry to join our Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Department at Waikato Hospital.

The Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Department provides a tertiary service whose catchment covers the Central North Island of New Zealand. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to grow and develop the service. You will be working in collaboration with the existing Paediatric Specialist.  Currently the Dental Department operates one elective theatre list a week and SMO led clinics with high needs (both medically and dentally) alongside House Officer led clinics with SMO support.  The Dental Department links in with the Older Person Rehabilitation Unit, Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre (Mental Health), Cardiology, Haematology and Oncology to provide patient centred care.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Adult Special Care Dentistry
  • Provision of treatment under General Anaesthetic and Local Anaesthetic to adults in need of special care
  • Both inpatient and referrals from primary care with medical or behavioural challenges who cannot be seen in primary care setting
  • Supporting recently qualified graduate Dentists in their first year

Required skills & experience:

This is a challenging role, which demands outstanding professional skills and commitment to the specialty. We are looking for someone with the vision to provide a team-based service founded on excellence in all aspects of the Dental Department. Applicants must be registered or eligible for general dental practice with the Dental Council of New Zealand.  For more information about the registration process please visit

Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is a Level-1 trauma centre and one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. We also run a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Why Waikato:

The Waikato region features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, and hike our majestic mountain ranges. Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here   

Your application:

Please apply directly online with Waikato DHB:

Application closing date: Open until position filled

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