Community Dentist

Job Description

Oral Health Service, Northland New Zealand

  • Permanent, part-time role (0.85 FTE, 34 hours p/w)
  • Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Tai Tokerau (Northland)

We are seeking applications from Community Dentists interested in joining the Oral Health Service based in Northland New Zealand. This is a part-time role based in Whangārei but will involve frequent travel to rural hospitals and community clinics across the region.

The Oral Health Service is an integrated hospital; community, child and adolescent service providing oral healthcare to the Northland population.

Our community dentists assist with treatment beyond the scope of practice of a Dental / Oral Health Therapist and assist with patients under sedation; general anaesthetic, the medically compromised, eligible pre-schoolers, students, adolescents and adults. This position would suit a motivated individual with a post graduate qualification or great interest in public oral health.

Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

Working across a diverse population, you will have the chance to truly make a difference whilst developing your career. As well as a warm climate, the “winterless north” offers excellent schools; affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. We are just a two hours’ drive or 25-minute flight from the international hub of Auckland. To learn more about our stunning location please visit

To be considered you must have or be eligible for specialist and/ or general dentistry registration (including APC) with the Dental Council New Zealand. A current New Zealand driver’s licence is also required as this role includes frequent travel.

To submit your application, please apply via the online application portal below ensuring to submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. For assistance with the application process or if you have any queries, please contact referencing vacancy number: MD23-003