Dental health

Rewarding career opportunities are available across Western Australia for dental professionals.

Additional dental professionals are needed to supplement our dedicated public dental workforce across a wide range of sites and services.

The WA public dental system employs:

  • Dentists
  • Oral health practitioners (oral health therapists, dental therapists, dental hygienists)
  • Dental assistants
  • Dental technicians.

Our diverse and skilled staff work across more than 200 different sites including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community dental clinics
  • School dental clinics
  • Mobile dental clinics
  • Aboriginal Medical Services
  • Prisons
  • Special needs clinic.

These sites are located across our vast state from as far north as Kununurra, inland to Kalgoorlie and as south as Esperance.

Our public general dental clinics treat over 77,000 eligible adults per year.

The WA School Dental Service provides care to over 160,000 children annually.

Public dental services also support education and training of dentists, oral health therapists, dental technicians and dental assistants. It’s an exciting place to work – to see if there are suitable positions for you to Belong visit WA Health Jobs Search.

Learn more about our public dental service and the dedicated staff who work within please visit:

For more information on living and working in WA, visit Living and working in WA.

In Australia, dental practitioners must be registered with the Dental Board of Australia. There are different registration requirements depending on your qualification. Please visit Dental Board of Australia – Registration for more information.

Already registered as a dental practitioner in Australia? You can check your registration status via Dental Board of Australia – Home.
Last reviewed: 21-02-2023
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