What you will do
The Dental Practitioner provides general dentistry services and clinical oral health to military personnel at multiple NZDF sites.
On a weekly basis the successful person would provide cover to RNZAF Base Ohakea and Linton Military Camp and on occasion you will be required to travel to Waiouru Military Camp in the Central Plateau to provide dental services to our new recruits.
This is a fantastic opportunity to provide a critical and valuable service to a huge range of NZDF personnel within the central region.
You must hold a full, clean Driver's license.
What we need
We are looking for registered Dentist with a current annual practising certificate and at least 3 years' experience in general dentistry.
You will be a competent and skilled practitioner who acts with integrity at all times and provides a patient centred service.
In this role you will work collaboratively with the Dental Centre Manager and Clinical Lead, so you will need to be an effective team player who enjoys working in a small team where everyone supports each other.
You're relationship building and communication skills will be top notch, along with your strong commitment to providing an exceptional service to our personnel.
Who we are
Defence Dental Services provide clinical services which are an essential part of holistic health services in the NZDF. In particular, proactive preventive based oral health services with an emphasis on restoring tooth form and function, managing conditions that affect the supporting tissues of the teeth and preventing future oral health problems.
The provision of services of this nature ensures that personnel present a low oral health risk in both operational and non-operational settings.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.
As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs / opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with :