Dental Assistant - Lightning Ridge

Date published

23 Nov 2021


NSW Other

Job ID


Dental Assistant - Lightning Ridge

We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, Dental Assistant to join our dental team in Lightning Ridge for a 12-month maximum term position.


  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Dental
  • Contract or Temp

Key points

  • Generous salary packaging
  • Iconic organisation
  • Trainee considered


Dental Assistant Maximum Term 12 Months – based in Lightning Ridge

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. The RFDS South Eastern Section (RFDSSE) has provided dental services to people in rural and remote communities in Far West and Upper Western NSW, SA and QLD for more than 20 years. Our dental team provides oral health services via fly in fly out clinics from Dubbo and Broken Hill, as well as services from our mobile dental van.

We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, Dental Assistant to join our dental team in Lightning Ridge for a 12-month maximum term position. A Traineeship will be considered.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain Infection control standards
  • Provide clinical and administrative assistance to the dentist and Oral Health Team as required
  • Deliver Oral Health education to children and community groups
  • Provide dental screening and treatment to children
  • Work in the fully equipped dental van
  • Be part of a dynamic aero-dental team
  • Work in regional & remote areas
  • Build connections with Indigenous communities
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
  • Hold or be willing to undertake Certificate III in Dental Assisting through TAFE NSW
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated interest in dental public health
  • Understanding of the needs of Indigenous People
  • Names and Contacts of 2 referees
  • Provide evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination
This is an exciting and diverse position offering a mix of remote dental services and public dentistry, providing much needed services to rural and remote communities. Some days you will be flying to remote communities to provide general dental services, working in Indigenous Health Facilities, and others working from a mobile dental van with overnight stays in local communities. Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications must include a covering letter addressing the above criteria and a copy of the candidate’s resume.

Closing Date:  C.O.B Friday 10th December 2021.
For further enquiries regarding the position or to apply, please refer to our website at:
Any published closing dates are estimated, the RFDSSE aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.  This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date.  We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.
The RFDSSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer