Tuesday’s Dental Job Board



The DCR team have a number of full-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 – 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 – 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 – 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.



BRISBANE CBD ROLE AVAILABLE – DENTAL ASSISTANT – 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.


BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE ROLE AVAILABLE – DENTAL ASSISTANT – 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, Friday 7.30am-5.15pm and Saturday’s 7.30am-3.15pm.


GOLD COAST ROLE AVAILABLE – DENTAL ASSISTANT – A rewarding role, within a small friendly dental team. Our client, a professional and supportive specialist practice are seeking someone who is looking for stability, has a smile whilst working and is satisfied working in the Gold Coast environment.

Experience with Ultimo practice software and Periodontics will be highly regarded, but not essential as training will be provided. There is a great little twist to this role and that is you must be able to travel with the team for an overnight stay in a Northen NSW practice 1 night a month.



Come and join the winning team and enjoy great working opportunities in casual temping shifts all over Gold Coast and surrounds. The DCR team pay above award rates will be having an increase in Gold Coast base temp shifts over the coming months! We are seeking casual dental assistants who have the following attributes:

  • A strong work ethic with patient focus and enthusiasm in the workplace
  • A kind, caring, fun and friendly personality
  • Certificate III Dental Assisting preferred but not essential (if you do not have Cert III in Dental Assisting), 12 months experience in the dental practice setting is a must
  • Up to Date Infection Control procedures and knowledge
  • Current dental software knowledge
  • Experience with reception/administration experience would be an advantage


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.



Are you seeking a change with a splash of fun!? Come and join the winning team and enjoy great working opportunities in casual temping shifts all over Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and surrounds. The DCR team pay above award rates and have temp shifts available! We are seeking casual dental assistants who have the following attributes:

  • A strong work ethic with patient focus and enthusiasm in the workplace
  • A kind, caring, fun and friendly personality
  • Certificate III Dental Assisting preferred but not essential (if you do not have Cert III in Dental Assisting), 12 months experience in the dental practice setting is a must
  • Up to Date Infection Control procedures and knowledge
  • Current dental software knowledge
  • Experience with reception/administration experience would be an advantage


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

You can submit your resume by emailing info@dentalconnectrecruitment.com

For more information on these roles, please call Marita 0409268077, Rochelle 0431890378 or Kerry 0412628804, from Dental Connect Recruitment for a confidential chat



Need a temp dental assistant or dental staff today?

In need of a temp Dental Assistant?

Are you short staffed and need a Dental Assistant, Oral Health Therapist, Hygienist or Dentist to help your team make it through the day? Dental Connect Recruitment provide experienced dental staff and dental professionals to your dental practice quickly and efficiently

We all know the effect understaffing can have on our whole team, whether it’s staff sick days, holidays or that bridging time frame whilst looking for a perfect new staff member to join your team, the Dental Connect Recruitment team are here to help!

As a specialised Dental Recruitment Agency with years of experience within the dental industry we are able to attract the very best candidates quickly and in a manner that is cost effective for you. We provide excellent service using current knowledge of the dental industry.

How can the DCR team assist you with filling those empty shifts and understand the urgency?

  • Call or email one our friendly Recruitment Consultants to inform us of the shift – these can be pre-booked in advance, or at the very last minute!
  • We have experienced (minimum of 12 months) dental assistants and other dental support staff on call to attend your shifts. Most of our dental nurses have their Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting, and many years of experience, we pride ourselves on offering above average temp staff!
  • Our dental staff are professional and efficient and informed about your practices values and any important information before they attend any shifts to ensure a smooth day!
  • Our rates are very competitive and we offer two payment options for flexibility – a daily booking fee, where your practice pay’s the temp dental staff directly and we invoice a daily fee OR we take care of the wages for the temp staff and invoice your practice at an hourly rate.
  • The DCR team can also offering booking discounts for long term or multiple temp shift bookings.

You can contact our friendly and supportive dental recruitment consultants at info@dentalconnectrecruitment.com or you can call:

Marita 0409 268 077

Rochelle 0439 000 162

Kerry 0412 628 804

Positive Words

Hi Everyone

I would like to share this great newsletter that comes from one of my friends. Enjoy the positive words and tips!

Chit Chat Sunday 22nd November 2015:




Imagine stepping forward in a pair of these brightly decorated shoes? I saw this photo and knew I had to put them into the Chit Chat this week.

We have a choice in deciding to make the rest of our year as happy as we can, to delight in the small things, to feel that life is truly aligned to our intentions that we wish to bring about. Imagine knowing that someone has your back and is with you totally – that this someone truly understands you and will only help to bring about anything that you desire. 2015 has been a year of manifestation – a year where you can bring into your life what you desire, the trick is, to know what it is you truly want.

This afternoon I had a great conversation with one of my neighbours – whom I have not seen in a while as she travels with her business often- and it was a delight to chat with someone who is so happy, joyous, and truly positive about her existence and how wonderful life is if you truly believe it is. She went on to tell me about her career and how it has taken off beyond her wildest dreams, that the business has grown and how marvellous each day is when you are doing something you truly love. I asked her for a little piece of advice: – Live your life doing what you are passionate about- when you truly follow your instincts, you will never have to work a day, you will just get up and find joy daily. Life is that good.

When she left, I felt complete gratitude to her for sharing her wisdom, sharing her experiences, and wanted to come home and share with you. As we are heading to the end of 2015 we then will be looking at a brand new year with a clean slate to which we can create, plan, new experiences be it whatever it is you feel you would love to have in your life. Perhaps you wish to meet new people, travel to places you have never been to, perhaps it maybe to learn something new, or just be a better and newer version of yourself, whatever it is, as my neighbour said, if you have passion for what it is your doing, it will never feel like work.

You will notice the happy sneakers are looking forward, ready to take some new steps, and they are not looking back or wishing you to walk backwards to days gone by, to ideas and limitations that you

may have placed on yourself from your past experiences, they are facing forwards ready to help you get to the new chapter of your exciting life.

The trick now is to take some time to start thinking about what you wish to bring about in 2016 – and giving yourself permission to create what you only feel and desire – and to ignite that personal passion that perhaps has been laying low waiting for you to step up and step forward. Many people in life feel that owe their life to others, doing what they expect, and following what Wayne Dyer would say, The Tribe Mentality, and feeling guilty if they dare to contemplate what they would dearly love to achieve and do.

The sneakers above are so cute- what a joy it would be to put them on – they encourage me to smile at the sight of such a shoe. The photo of the fairy on the shoe also encourages you and me to be a little more joyful in our steps- remembering we can bring about magic each and every day to ourselves and to others. Often it is the simple things in life that bring about the biggest rewards and a feeling of contentment. Perhaps we need to wand also – to make our wishes come true for the rest of 2015!!!

Kathy Willmington

Dental Assistant Interview Tips

Check out our Dental Assistant Interview Success tips and give yourself an edge before and during your interview!

If you are lucky enough to be chosen for an interview you have to ensure that you are able to tell the employer about yourself in a fairly short amount of time.


  • Always be early – if you are going to be late call your consultant so we can advise the client to let them know.
  • Always be courteous to everyone you meet. Being polite goes along way!
  • Interviews can seem daunting but with a little practice you can reduce your stress by ensuring that you: Research the company, Think about how you may respond to interview questions.
  • Always be positive and try and convey to employers how you can bring VALUE to their business.
  • Be confident and show self-worth about your contribution to their practice and business Even though the DCR team have sent your resume it is always helpful to have copies of your documents, Dental Assistant certificates and references with you at the interview. This shows that you took the time to be prepared.
  • Prepare and be ready for key questions – give responses that are detailed and accurate to your work history but be sure to keep to the facts. Always use eye contact- it’s not a good look if you are looking everywhere but at your interviewer. If you are interviewing for a clinical role, be prepared to answer questions about infection control, setting up dental materials and instruments for particular treatments and a range of dental assistant duties.
  • Engage your interviewer, sell your skills and most of all know what you can bring to the practice or organisation. You may have previous skills from another role or industry that apply to the position. This could be the edge for you!


The process of an interview differs from one to the other. It is always a good idea to ask about the next step and its process before leaving your first interview. This shows any perspective employer that you are very motivated and it may also provide you with much needed information about the final stage of the interview process.

Always ensure that you take the time to thank your interviewer for their time that they have spent with you.


Ensure that make contact with your Consultant immediately after the interview to give them a much anticipated update on how it all went. Your consultant will always want to hear your feedback on the interview before they make contact with the client. This is now the time for you to take a much needed break and relax as you have tried your best!


Even if you are not successful with the position, always ensure that you treat your interview as a learning experience. The Dental Connect Recruitment Team will always give you feedback on any areas where improvements can be made.

Ready to make the leap into a new dental career? Click here to view our current Dental Assistant Jobs in Brisbane and surrounds, or get in touch with our team of Dental Recruitment Consultants by sending your resume to info@dentalconnectrecruitment.com and tell us about the perfect job you are searching for!

Note of thanks to the DCR team

We received this lovely note of thanks from one travelling dental assistants who was with us as a temp. We enjoyed working with her adn wish her all the best for the future, and would like her to remember us if she’s ever back in BrisVegas! Happy travels from the DCR Team!

“To the Dental Connect Recruitment Team

Thank you for being so brilliant and helping me to find my way in Brisbane. Without such a fantastic team, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your assistance. I hope to visit Brisbane again in the future and I really enjoyed my time here.

Many Thanks”

Maggie Hockram Picture

Spring has sprung!

This weeks newsletter is packed full of spring time cheer! We have some great new dental jobs and a yummy recipe for you to try this weekend.

Have you ever thought about relocating to Tasmania? Or know someone who want’s to step into the dental industry but has no experience?
A client of ours in Margate, Tasmania (not Margate, Brisbane!) has two exciting roles for a DENTIST and for a Dental Assistant traineeship! Yes, we know Tasmania can be a bit cold, but if you, or someone you know might be interested in a tree change and working with a warm and nurturing team in beautiful Tasmania, get in touch with us for more details!

… Not interested in the cold of Tasmania? Don’t worry! We have some wonderful positions in sunny Brisbane!

Inner city high end boutique practice with TWO roles! 

A boutique inner city dental practice that is “built on love”, with a clear focus on nurturing their patients, and staff alike. They are passionate about the dental industry and the environment they create for their patients. With a commitment of investing in their staff, with regular and ongoing training and skill development, this is the place for those of you wishing to learn new skills. The practice is searching for someone wanting a long term career in the dental industry, with love for their work, the business and who wants to be involved in the rapid, exciting growth of the practice.


Senior Receptionist/Patient Co-Ordinator 
Full time, Monday – Friday, no late nights!
We are seeking a personable, empathic and compassionate person to take on this exciting role as senior dental receptionist and patient co-ordinator. Within this role you will be the face of the practice and be able to use your excellent patient relation skills to manage and respond to patients expectations in a warm, comforting and friendly manner. Experience with paediatrics and oral surgery is a huge plus!


Dental Assistant/Receptionist
Casual/Part-time role, 3-4 days a week
An exciting new role within this ever growing practice for a reception/dental assistant for 3-4 days a week, initially as casual then permanent part-time. You will spend 2 days a week in the front office working alongside the senior receptionist, and 1-2 days a week dental assisting with the Dentist and/or Oral Health Therapist. This role has room to grow into a full time position with career progression and training/development included.


Northside Boutique Practice seeking a dental all-rounder!

Our Northside client is a boutique practice who focus on patient care and experience. The team is friendly and organised, so your days float on air. Are you focused on providing excellent patient care with a friendly smile? We are seeking a DA/Receptionist who has current dental assisting and reception experience.

  • Are you looking for a rewarding dental role?
  • Do you thrive on busy days?
  • 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!


Here’s the yummy recipe we promised! Make yourself a batch this weekend, grab a cuppa and sit for a moment or two and and enjoy the glorious sunshine!

Caramello Slice – from bestrecipes.com.au

This fabulous little slice is amazing, and has just FOUR ingredients! Just a few easy steps and you have a yummy treat!

You’ll need:
250g Caramello chocolate
250g plain biscuits, crushed
1/4 cup butter
1/2 can condensed milk

What to do:
1. Break the chocolate into squares and melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave
2. Stir in condensed milk and the crushed biscuits
3. Press intro an oblong slice tin and refrigerate until set.

Then what? Eat it! (and maybe go for a run!)

As always, thanks again for your wonderful support of DCR! Please feel free to call or email us to discuss any of the roles above, or let us know what you’re seeking. Spring is the time to de-clutter, de-stress and refresh!

Happiness and sunshine,

The DCR Team