Who is a Dental Assistant?

Who is a Dental Assistant

The definition of a Dental Assistant is a person who supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment rooms, patient instruments and passing of instruments and performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

We are so much more then that let me tell you! A Dental Assistant offers so many added skills and attributes to our dental industry. A Dental Assistant must be able to adapt to different situations quickly, be able to think on their feet, multi-task throughout their day, by which they can ensure exceptional patient care, meeting the needs and requirements of their dentist, inflection control, surgery preparations, sterilisation and reception/administrative tasks just to name a few!

Dental Assistant’s provide care, kindness, support, a listening ear and a friendly smile not only to their patients but to the general public, their practitioner and team members. A person who can give all of this is considered to be “an ideal candidate” and Dental Assistant but be rest assured that these traits can be taught and learnt by all as long as you have passion and drive for your job.

Does this sound like a career for you?

If so, call Dental Connect Recruitment (DCR) for more information and a friendly supportive chat and we can give you advice which may assist you with a great connection to a fantastic, always changing and challenging industry.

Job Board Update

Dental jobs

DCR’s WEEKLY JOB BOARD – 09/06/2016

Dental positions at the Ready! Are you ready for a fabulous new Dental role?

The DCR team have a number of full-time and part-time dental positions that they need to fill with great dental staff! Check out our Job Board below and call us if you would like to know more about these roles!


Dental Assistant #1– Casual/fulltime Dental Assistant to work an alternating week roster, one week of early starts 8am-1pm/4pm and the following week for afternoon starts 1pm-8pm. You will need to possess a high level of infection control and understanding of dental treatments. Your role as a Dental Assistant is not limited to just chairside assisting, you will be an enthusiastic and excellent communicator with great customer service and patient liaison skills.

Dental Receptionist #2 – Casual/fulltime Dental Reception position for afternoon hours, 1-8pm. You will be responsible for all general reception duties, including, but not limited to – Appointment making, payments including health funds claims, DVA, Medicare and Work Cover claims, email and phone enquiries, following up outstanding treatment and treatment plans, patient recalls and active maintenance appointments. You are the friendly and comfortable smile that greets and welcomes all patients into the practice.

Dental Assistant/Receptionist Floater #3 – Casual/fulltime role working within the 3 practices, some late nights will be involved, and you will work within both the clinical and administration side of the practice providing outstanding service and professionalism.


Seeking a permanent casual dental receptionist to work approx. 37hrs/week between 2 practice locations (1 city location and north location). You will have prior dental receptionist skills and knowledge, great communication skills, high standard of presentation, exceptional patient service, a high attention to detail, a high level of computer and administration skills including typing and hold a friendly, reliable and fun personality. This role requires your own reliable car and current drivers licence. Prior experience with Oasis dental software and orthodontics would be advantageous to this role


This is a full time role, Monday to Friday – no late nights or weekends to assist a leading Periodontist in a well-established CBD practice. You will have strong clinical experience, strong attention to detail as well as excellent written and communication skills. This is a supportive and caring team who are focused on providing outstanding care! As part of this role you must have completed your Certificate III or IV in Dental Assisting or wish to complete this while working on the job.


Our client, a practice with a small and friendly team are seeking an experienced and motivated Dental Assistant to join their team with the following attributes:  minimum 2 years dental assisting experience, experience with Praktika software a huge bonus, experience with Dental Implants an advantage and up to date infection control knowledge with a happy, friendly and caring personality.


Southside dental practice seeking a part-time, casual Dental Assistant to work with the principal dentist. They are seeking a calm and dedicated team player, with exceptional patient care and attention to detail. You must hold extensive dental assisting experience and knowledge base, up-to-date infection control procedures and previous orthodontic experience would be a definite advantage.

You will be required to work on a 2 week rotating roster that includes every second Monday & Saturday and every Thursday and Friday! : Monday 7.30am-5.45pm, Thursday 7.30am-4pm and Friday 7.30am-5.15pm and Saturday’s 7.30am-3.15pm.


Southside dental practice seeking a full-time dental assistant to join their progressive and motivated team. This role is Monday-Thursday with 1 Saturday a month. Late nights involved. Excellent experience with chairside assisting, sterilisation and infection control a must.


Are you seeking a stable, kind and empathic workplace? Do you strive to give a nurturing environment for patients and want to be part of a great dental team? Our client is seeking a dental assistant to join their team. You will be required to travel around to different patient locations and provide assistance to patient’s dental treatment.


We are seeking an experienced dentist to work alongside a team of caring professionals.  You the dentist must reflect care and empathy to all those around you. This position is based on the Sunshine Coast for Tuesday and Thursday’s, 8.15am-5pm.  Please call for more details.


If any of these roles or more sound like you – we would LOVE to hear from you!

You can submit your resume by visiting our website – www.dentalconnectrecruitment.com and contact us via our “Contact Us” page.

For more information on these roles, please call Marita 0439 024 878, Rochelle 0439 000 162 or Kerry 0412628804, from Dental Connect Recruitment for a confidential chat!

North Brisbane Dental Assistant Full Time

Dental jobs

Dental Assistant – Northside

  • Be part of calm, organised team
  • Well established patient focused practice
  • Full-time role

About the company

Our Northside based client are a well-established, busy dental practice who pride themselves on offering a strong focus on patient care and attention. They are seeking a full-time dental assistant who will be required to work with the Principal dentist. This is a rewarding role for any dental assistant seeking a role which they can call their own.

About the role

Is it time to have a role which you absolutely love? If so, we are searching for an exceptional dental assistant who can bring both clinical and reception experience in the dental industry to our client. You will thrive in a busy, yet well organised surgery and be part of a great team that has a focus on providing the best patient care and attention.  You will be able to provide your dentist with chairside and patient data input experience and be a vital part of the appointment from the start to the finish.

Does this describe you?

  • Experience in note taking for patient information and treatment plans
  • Do you have excellent communication, presentation skills and a sharing smile!
  • Are you focused on giving outstanding patient care, attention to brighten a day?
  • Willing to share the late night roster with the team!
  • Start your day with a morning team huddle and be rewarded with a calm, well scheduled day!

Skills & Experience

  • Experienced Dental Assistant
  • Dental reception experience a bonus!
  • Cert 3 in Dental Assisting highly regarded


This caring dental team focus on their patient care, their attention to detail and their knowledge of what the day ahead will bring will be an asset. You will be joining a state of the art dental practice with a primary focus on quality dental care.

How to apply

Email your current resume and cover letter to info@dentalconnectrecruitment.com to submit your application or you can call us for a confidential discussion.

Marita on 0409 268 077

Kerry on 0412 628 804

Rochelle on 0431 890 378