Pilbara - Port Hedland

Vacancy Number: 1522


About the Role
  • Seeking an experienced dentist to work in Port Hedland providing outreach services to surrounding communities. The successful dentist will provide adult and paediatric dentistry services, working within a small team environment alongside a dental nurse and our experienced dentist in charge.

    The role will also require you to develop objectives, initiates and provides dental care programmes for the clinic and provide routine and advanced levels of care for clinic patients. You will also develop and promote activities aimed at improving dental health in the clinic through liaison with dentists, service organisations, education and local authorities and relevant citizen groups.
Experience & Skills
  • AHPRA general registration as a dentist
  • Postgraduate clinical experience is highly regarded
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and organisational ability
  • Possession of or eligibility for a current ā€œCā€ or ā€œC.A.ā€ class drivers licence for work related travel
What's on Offer
  • A furnished house is provided to accommodate the dentist and a vehicle is available for travel
  • Travel allowances
  • 7.6 hour work days with the start and finish times open to negotiation
  • District allowance- $2500 pa
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.