Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 1219

Dental Therapist

About the Role
  • We are seeking an experienced Oral Therapist/Hygienist to join our team in a modern and busy Broome Dental Practice. This position will suit someone with a desire to live in a remote town and/or looking for the lifestyle change only available at this famous travel destination. Broome is a growing and vibrant regional centre with cafes, restaurants and the famous sunset walks on Cable Beach. While Broome is best known as the Gate Way to the Kimberleys, Broome is a growing hub for offshore development and many other Kimberley business ventures. Broome is only a short flight from Perth and Darwin.

    Our practice is focused on “Kind and Compassionate” dentistry and we aim to provide the highest quality services in a caring and gentle manner. Your days will be challenging with a wide range of cases. We are expanding and we expect you will join a team of Dentists who share the main surgery and you will perform your duties in a second surgery. We offer a comfortable, casual and calming environment with modern equipment including digital OPG and class B autoclaves while your surgery includes Planmeca Compact chair, intra-oral camera, digital x-ray and ceiling mounted monitor for patient entertainment.
Experience & Skills
  • The ideal candidate will work as part of a small team providing the very best dental care to the people of Broome and surrounding area. You must be caring, ethical and able to perform all aspects of general hygiene and dental therapy to a high standard. Experience with treating children, able to perform adult check ups, taking impressions, periodontal treatment are essential skills. The ability to assess and provide some treatments for Emergency Patients and assist the Principal dentist with the removal and subsequent placement of orthodontic braces is highly desirable. It is essential that you provide patient focused treatment with little or no pain. This position requires AHPRA registration (no restrictions) and the Right to Live and Work in Australia. A minimum of 3 years private hygienist/therapist experience, a working with Children card, Police clearance, Hand Hygiene certificate, Current First Aid & evidence of current Hepatitis B status & vaccination are required. Remuneration is commensurate with experience. Highly developed communication skills both verbal and written is expected and experience with D4W is highly desirable.
What's on Offer
  • Starting late May/June, this position would suite someone looking for long term employment with a minimum of a 1 year contract with remuneration being in the $45 to $60 range depending on level of experience and skills. This offer is exclusive of superannuation.
  • Salary sacrifice (FBT Free) is available for accommodation at a 100% rate and electricity costs are at a 50% rate. This FBT saving is equivalent to your highest tax rate which is expected to be 32.5% of total accommodation costs.
  • The surgery is currently open 9am-5pm Monday, Tueday, Friday and 9am-7pm on Wednesday,Thursday. Once expanded, the surgewry will be will be open 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8am to 12pm. Your roster will require some evenings and alternate Saturday mornings if demand requires.
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Kimberley


The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.