Dental Assistant


Reference: 30022

Dental Assistant - Community Dental Services


  • Two permanent full time positions now available

  • Support in providing general and emergency oral health care within the service

  • Opportunity to join a dedicated team of oral health professionals

Bendigo Health is a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. Bendigo is one of Victoria's fastest growing regional cities, our vision is "Excellent Care. Every Person. Every Time."


The Integrated Care Services Division offers a diverse range of programs and services which provide high quality person centred care to patients, clients, residents and consumers throughout Bendigo and the Loddon Mallee Region. Services are provided in inpatient, outpatient, community and residential care settings including at the Bendigo Hospital site, a number of sites in Bendigo and across the Region and in client’s homes.


Our services include one of largest public community dental services in Victoria, allied health, a comprehensive palliative care service, rehabilitation and geriatric evaluation, residential care, community care packages, carer support services, community nursing, aged care assessment, transition care, residential in reach, hospital admission risk program, post-acute care, diabetes education, aboriginal services, health promotion, diversity and interpreting services, pastoral care and a large team of volunteers.


The Position and The Team


Community Dental Services (CDS) is seeking two full-time Dental Assistants. CDS at Bendigo Health is a 31 chair facility providing dental care for members of the Bendigo and surrounding community. The Dental Service is primarily funded by Dental Health Services Victoria to provide both general and emergency oral health care within the scope of publicly funded dental services. CDS is also involved in preventative oral health initiatives including an active schools (Smile Squad) and early years outreach program. You will work as part of an innovative oral health team consisting of Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Oral Health Educators, Prosthetists, Dental Assistants and Administration staff. This position will support the dental operator in providing high quality, efficient and effective dental health care to patients and actively contribute to quality improvement activities relevant to CDS.


Bendigo Health, employs around 4000 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include:


  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment)

  • Staff health and wellbeing program

  • Employee assistance program

  • Social club

  • Smoke free environment

Title: Dental Assistant/s
Department: Dental Services
Classification: DY12 - DY15
Salary: As per EBA
Hours: Two permanent positions available - each 80 hours per fortnight.


For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.


If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.