Weekly Dental Jobs Wrap-Up!

Dental jobs

We’ve had a great couple of weeks’ here at Dental Connect Recruitment, successfully connecting a number of great candidates to wonderful new Dental practices and we are so excited for everyone!

Are you seeking a new Dental job – our Dental Recruitment Agency can help!

If you are on the hunt for a great new Dental job – whether it be as a Dental Assistant, Receptionist or Front Office Coordinator, Dental Practice Manager, OHT or Dentist, we would love to hear from you! The DCR team are passionate about establishing long-term relationships with our candidates and working with you to find that perfect job. Long-term job connections is what we are all about and what our Dental Recruitment Agency is focused on!

Are you seeking a Dental Recruitment Agency to assist you in your staffing needs?

We would love to hear from you too! Dental Connect Recruitment offer competitive rates for both our Dental temps and our permanent staffing placements for your Dental practice and we are dedicated to offering you exceptional service and care throughout this process. Our team’s combined experience in both Recruitment and the Dental industry allows us to comprehensively understand your practice’s requirements and we pride ourselves on this.

For a confidential discussion on your practices staffing needs, for either temp dental staff or permanent new team members, please call our DCR enquiries number on 0439 024 878 and one of our friendly consultants will be able to answer all of your questions!

We have a number of great Dental Candidates – Dental Assistants, Front Office Coordinators/Admin staff, Practice Managers, Dentist’s and OHT’s seeking new positions.

This week’s Dental jobs:

Brisbane Southside – Seeking an experience Dental Assistant/Receptionists to join their private Dental Practice on a casual basis for 30-35hrs/week, late nights are involved. This is a lovely small team!

Brisbane Northside – Seeking an experienced Dental Assistant who is a clinical queen/king! You will love your role as a DA and be committed to patient care and excellence. This is a 38hr/week position (2 late nights/4 day a week) in a private Practice dedicated to ensuring team-spirit and a welcoming atmosphere to their patients.

Brisbane Northside – Seeking a Sterilisation Extraordinaire! A exciting and busy Sterilisation/Floater position in an Accredited Dental Practice with a strong focus on Infection Control and safety for their patients and team is seeking a Sterilisation/Floater Dental Assistant to join their caring team in a full-time/casual position, this role will include 1 or 2 late nights. If you are a clinical Dental Assistant with a love and passion for providing impeccable infection control standards – this is the dental job for you!

Brisbane Northside – Casual Dental Assistant for 2-3 afternoon/evenings a week and the occasional full day in a fabulous Northside Dental practice. This will suit a uni student, or Mum/Dad with evenings/afternoons’ available. You will be a dedicated and committed Dental Assistant seeking a Dental Assistant role where you can be part of a team-focused practice.

Gold Coast Periodontist Specialist – Seeking long-term staff to join a busy specialist practice! You will have a great work ethic, work well under pressure and in a busy environment, follow procedures/daily manuals easily and efficiently. This is a great opportunity to join a Gold Coast Dental Specialist!

Wishing all our Dental connections a happy weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend ahead from all team at DCR! If you need us, we are just a phone call away on 0439 024 878!


Where are Kerry and Marita


Where are Kerry and Marita Dental Recruitment Consultants?

Over the last couple of years, we’ve had many questions asked like:
“Where have Dental Recruitment Consultants Kerry and Marita gone?”
“Has Kerry Harden retired?” and
“Are Kerry and Marita still with a Brisbane temp dental assistant agency?”
The questions should be “Where are Kerry and Marita now?”
The answer of course is quite simple, and they are very easy to find! Kerry Harden and Marita Skipworth are now owners and directors of their own Dental Recruitment Agency in Brisbane – Dental Connect Recruitment.



Kerry and Marita – Dental Recruitment Consultants

With a deep understanding and history in the Dental industry, and a talent of successfully connecting thousands of Dental staff to Dental practice across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast over the years together they joined forces and formed Dental Connect Recruitment, a company that encompasses their deep moral values and care for both their Dental practice clients, and their experienced Dental candidates seeking new work connections and temping shifts.

A Dental Recruitment Agency that values and appreciates client and candidate relationships

Dental Connect Recruitment take a different and personal approach to the recruitment process for Dental practices and Dental Staff – the whole team – Kerry, Marita, Rochelle and Vicki boast a remarkable amount of experience working directly in the Dental Industry as Dental Assistants, Receptionists and Practice Managers as well as expansive experience within the Recruitment industry. DCR not only understands the general “dental lingo”, talents, personalities and work ethic needed to grow and excel in the industry – they also understand the time, cost and energy involved in finding exceptional temp Dental staff and permanent staff that match Dental surgeries values and needs.

The same friendly faces, with a rejuvenated love and passion for Dental recruitment!

Now that you have found Kerry and Marita, please touch base! Connecting with old contacts is pure joy for these two dedicated consultants!

You can contact Marita Skipworth on 0439 024 878
You can contact Kerry Harden on 0412 628 804
Or email the team at info@dentalconnectrecruitment.com

Tips For Successful Staffing Placements

Dental Connect Recruitments tips for successful staffing placements

Here at Dental Connect Recruitment, we work one-on-one with many Dental practices who are often seeking advice and guidance on how to successfully integrate a new team member into their practice for the long haul!
Recruitment, training and relationship building of a new team member are not something any of us can take lightly – it is a time consuming and costly process, so how do you get the basics right to set the foundation for a successful placement?
Let’s start at the beginning…

Before the recruitment process even starts

We ask our clients to think very clearly about an ideal team member – both their personality and skills, as well as the current team and what their skills and personalities are, and what professional relationships you have seen work well (and poorly) in the past.
Make a list – we love lists! Involve your current team, if you can, and what attributes and personalities they picture working for the team, as well as the skills and general day-to-day help and support they need within your practice. Team involvement and input can often add a new spin and understanding to the ideal addition you need to complete the team!

Have you got a clear and detailed job description and list of duties

Yes? Great – you’re on the right track!
No? This is an absolute must! Let’s chat about it in more detail.
What is the position you’re trying to fill? A Dental Assistant, a Dental Receptionist, a dual role where they need to utilise all of these skills on a day-to-day basis, right through to an Associate Dentist?
To find the most ideal candidate and new team member, you need a clear outline of the role needed in your practice, and what their duties will include. How can you find a suitably skilled Dental Assistant, if you can’t give them a clear indication of what the position involves? This is not only beneficial for you and your team, but also for matching the candidate to you – is this role what the successful candidate will enjoy and want to do for the long term?
Having a precise job description and outline of the role will help in your preparation on finding the right person for the job – if you know what skills and person you are seeking, they’ll be easier to find! In the screening and interview process you will be able to focus on the attributes you need in a new staff member, the skills they need to bring from previous position and what can be taught/learnt in on-the-job training.

Make your offer and contract clear

There is nothing worse as a job seeker than being offered a position that they thought was something completely different to the reality! This is why having a clear outline and job description to provide to us as your recruitment consultants and also to the candidates in the initial screening phase – this ensures that the candidates being considered for the position have a clear understanding of their daily duties and your expectations of the role.
Make your offer in writing, as well as in person. Keep it simple and black and white – this is the position we are offing you, this is the job description, these are the general hours, it is full-time/part-time/casual, and this is the rate of pay and/or salary and will be reviewed in 3 months. Simple 
The details can be in the contract, and we recommend you have a contract in place for all staff members in your practice. If you need help with contracts, the ADA is a good place to start for a general template.

They’ve accepted the job, now what?

A great induction and training in a new job means a lot! Invest the time, energy and passion in training your new team member. Small habits and idiosyncrasies formed in previous work places and positions, that don’t fit with your practice values and “ways” can be easily re-trained if the focus is dedicated to your new employee and their induction/training from the get go!
Explain why your practice does things and says things in a particular way, or why you don’t use a particular phrase or type of language around your patients. Inducting your new team member and allowing them observe understand your practice’s philosophy is so important. Make sure you ask and communicate with your new employee on how THEY best learn (not how YOU best teach) – understanding that everyone learns in a different way and in different time frames will ensure that you can give them the best chance at being their best. Some people learn by watching, others by doing, some need to take notes, ask lots of questions etc. Being compassionate, patient and understanding that everyone is different is a good approach.

Reviews, feedback, constructive advice

We all need it, even if some people think they don’t – or don’t enjoy it. How do we grow, learn and enhance ourselves as an individuals and employees if we aren’t given the feedback on both areas that we excel and areas we can improve. Take the time, schedule the time to sit down (as casually or formally as comfortable for you!) to chat and give feedback; this is especially important if there are concerns with an employee’s performance – if it is not addressed in a timely manner, how will they improve, learn and change to fit your practice? Investing this time and attention now can mean the difference in long term communication and security of your team.
We all love positive feedback – so give it! It’s scary, intimidating and nerve-wracking starting a new job with new people, so make it easier and more comfortable for your fabulous new employee to feel comfortable and truly belong to your practice by offering praise and thanks where deserved. This doesn’t need to be over the top, and doesn’t need a big deal made out of it, but a simple “Thanks for your hard work today, Jenny” or “You handled that patient very well today, Amanda”, can go a long way in your staff’s overall job satisfaction. (Trust us on this one! We meet and speak to a lot of Dental staff through our line of work, and one of the top reasons for our candidates seeking new jobs is that they feel unappreciated or lack positive and constructive feedback).

Changes to the job title, positon and duties

Thinking about changing, amending, adding or removing tasks and duties originally offered to your new employee? This can happen for a million reasons, some necessary for a growing business and some not, but when it does happen – talk to your employee – communication once again is the key here. Remember they have applied for a position, accepted your job after reading and speaking with you and us about a particular job description. Changes to this – whether it be the job itself, the hours needed, the locations to work at etc, needs to be done with open and honest communication about the reasons why, and if this acceptable to your employee, will assist in a happy and positive transition.

The ending note

We hope you have found some of our tips and insight helpful! Obviously we as humans and employees and employers can be fickle and all so different! Investing time, energy and care into your staff members, both before and after the recruitment process starts, is important. The DCR team are always here to talk with about how we can help you with your new team member, one that really fits your ideals and theirs. Ensuring long term staff connections is what we are truly passionate about!

You can contact us at info@dentalconnectrecruitment.com or call us on 0439 024 878 for more information on how we can help with your staffing needs


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