Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

Applications are now open for our 2023 Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

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SA Dental is a health unit within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN).

We provide population oral health-based dental services for children and eligible adults at clinics across South Australia in metropolitan and country areas.

We provide dental care across over 40 dental clinics across the state, while our Adelaide Dental Hospital provides specialist dental services.

We have up to 90 undergraduate student chairs and work in partnership with the University of Adelaide to ensure students can undertake their clinical placements.

Our organisation consists of two clinical streams.

  • Statewide Dental Services (SWDS) - comprises adult and kids dental services as its two core programs as well as private sector schemes, remote dental services and attraction and retention of clinic staff.
  • The Adelaide Dental Hospital (ADH) - comprises six specialty dental services, general and emergency services, and provides infection control leadership. Under arrangements with the University of Adelaide, we provide up to 90 undergraduate student chairs in which students undertake clinical placements.