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The Opportunity

Do you have a passion for helping people? For providing the best service possible? Are you interested in learning new skills? We are looking for two new dental assistants, one full-time (40 hours, Monday to Friday, 8:15am-5:15pm) and one part-time/casual (days/hours TBC), to provide support and cover for our growing business.

The Role

You’ll play a vital part working closely alongside our dentists at our busy clinic. You’ll manage a variety of tasks, from making appointments to preparing clinic rooms and assisting the dentists chairside. This is a hands-on position, and you’ll need to be fit, focused and coordinated, as we hold instruments for long periods of time; clean the surgery rooms before, during and after patients leave; and ensure the patients receive the very best care possible.   

Do you have what we’re looking for?

We are seeking friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic candidates, who are self-motivated and comfortable handling a variety of tasks under pressure. Further, to be successful in this position, you will be:

  • a team player with strong people skills;
  • an effective communicator fluent in written and spoken English;
  • trustworthy, and able to build strong relationships with our customers;
  • able to work in a fast-paced environment and always organised;
  • adept using computers, or willing to learn
  • willing to take direction, listen and reflect on feedback;
  • punctual and reliable;
  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.


No prior dental experience required. Full training will be provided.

(Successful applicants must submit to a full NZ Police Vetting Check under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014.)

 What We offer:

  • competitive salary;
  • friendly and supportive working environment;
  • training and professional development opportunities;
  • and, of course, dental care.


Applications, including a CV and a Cover letter, can be emailed to Lye Funn Ng at or delivered to the dental clinic at 131 Clyde Street, Balclutha.  


A Job Description can also be provided on request via email.


Applications close 5pm on Friday 1st October 2021 so don’t delay.

  • Classifications: Healthcare & Social Assistance
  • Company: Graham York Dental
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Balclutha
  • Country: New Zealand