Dental Assistant - Bourke

Date published

23 Jan 2023


NSW Other

Job ID


Dental Assistant - Bourke

We're currently seeking an enthusiastic candidate to undertake a Traineeship in Dental Assistant. Learn on the role in this rewarding career


  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Dental
  • Permanent / Full Time

Key points

  • Based in Bourke
  • Traineeship position - earn your Cert III in Dental Assisting
  • Iconic organisation to kickstart your career


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, Trainee Dental Assistant to join our dental team in Bourke for a 12-month maximum term position.

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 dental van
  • Be part of a dynamic aero-dental team
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated interest in dental public health
  • Understanding of the needs of Indigenous Peoples
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.
Please also note:
Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification of this position under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). We can therefore confirm that this position is an Aboriginal Identified position and only Aboriginal candidates are eligible to apply.
You will be required to provide confirmation that you are Aboriginal. This may include providing a cultural referee who can comment on your ability to develop and maintain relationships within Aboriginal communities.

Would you like to know more? Please contact Lyn Mayne, our Rural and Remote Dental Services Manager at 

Any published closing dates are estimated, the RFDS SE 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 RFDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer