Dental / Oral Health Therapist - Community Oral Health

Community Oral Health Service

Join our collegial Community Oral Health Service team – we're confident you'll find many appealing aspects; but chief amongst them is the influence you can have on a generation of children's oral health. Our team of 44 staff are spread throughout the Nelson/Marlborough region.

About the role

We have two full-time permanent positions based in the Nelson area. Your role will be to provide dental services to children enrolled from birth. The team will tell you how much they love the relationships formed over the years with children and their families.

Oh, and did we mention paid leave over Christmas, which is over and above your annual leave entitlement? Whatever your motivation - it's crucial you have current New Zealand Dental Therapist Registration and an Annual Practising Certificate. A driver's licence would also be advantageous.

About you

If you're a recent Oral Health graduate and you are seeking a breadth of work, including working on a mobile dental clinic around the Nelson/Tasman region; this is a great launching pad. You'll work with state of the art equipment including dental imaging, receive comprehensive training, a tailored orientation programme and be assigned a mentor. This position will equally appeal to Dental Therapists if you're looking to relocate, or return to Nelson. 

Working for us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about us

Find out more about the Nelson/Tasman region  

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Wendy Shearer - Dental Therapist Team Leader via

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Ref: N19-057

Applications close: Thursday 9th May 2019 (unless filled prior)

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: N19-057

Location: Nelson Community, Tasman Community

Closing Date: Thursday 9th May 2019 (unless filled prior)