Dentists - overseas careers

Make the move towards a better balance - Dental careers in South Australia
Are you still working long hours, enduring growing pressure and less disposable income?

Are you registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency ( AHPRA) or eligible to register?

Do you have a Valid Australian Visa with appropriate work rights?

You should see yourself in South Australia.

Picture the gorgeous beaches and the small seaside towns. Imagine yourself enjoying world-famous wine regions; being part of a friendly, laid-back community.

Find yourself with a work life balance that leaves you with enough time and income to enjoy:

  • Warm summers and mild winters
  • A central location with easy access to the very best of Australia
  • A huge variety of things to do, including festivals and entertainment
  • A friendly cafe culture, with great community spirit
  • Affordable city or town living
  • Adelaide - the "fifth-most liveable city in Australia"

Public service, private life

Ready to re-energise your career? Providing a high quality service means more time for each patient - and for yourself. A public dental service that has enjoyed lots of investment, we're just as committed to your welfare.

As well as working fewer hours and having a more manageable workload, you'll benefit from:

  • Job security
  • A friendly team environment
  • Generous support for your continuing professional development
  • High ethical standards
  • Flexible hours

Taking the next step

Want to make the move? You could be on your way to Australia sooner than you think! Best of all, you won't be on your own. We'll make the process as easy as possible. If you are successful in the selection process we'll provide:

  • Contribution towards your removalist costs
  • 2 Adult airfares
  • Up to six weeks' accommodation on arrival to undertake an induction and clinical mentoring program


Applying for a job

SA Dental has a number of clinics across South Australia. From metropolitan Adelaide to large regional centres and rural wine regions - there's bound to be a clinic in a location that appeals to you.

SA Dental Service has various clinical roles for dentists, the Senior Practitioner and Unit Clinical Leader roles are promotional positions and are advertised when a vacancy arises. The Senior Dental Officer and Dental Officer roles are general dentist positions.


As a guide the employment process for general dentist positions is undertaken over 4 steps:

Step 1: Apply online when the selection process for the Dentist Candidate Pool is held
Step 2: Interview
Step 3: Reference check

If successful in the selection process

Step 4: Inclusion on the Dentist candidate pool - job offers are made whenever vacancies arise

Current vacancies

Job Ref : 765182 Dental Officer / Senior Dental Officer
Opening date 10 September 2021 and closing Sunday 26 September 2021.

More information

SA Dental Service is no ordinary public service; offering contemporary and quality services to adults and children.

To learn more about the innovative, quality services provided by SA Dental Service chat with us on Facebook.

Learn more about South Australia

If you really like the sound of South Australia get a better feel for life and living down under here:

Talk to us about employment opportunities

Manager, Attraction & Retention
South Australian Dental Service
+61 8 7117 0118
HealthSADSAttraction&Retention@sa.gov.au

More information

For more information on registration for overseas dentists with the Dental Board of Australia visit Dental Board

Job alerts

Don't miss out on opportunities with SA Dental Service, sign up to our >Job Alert to receive an email when positions become available.