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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Clinic closure

Our Birkenhead (Le Fevre) clinic is currently closed. Please phone (08) 8243 5629 during this period.

Dental assistant traineeships

dental assistant trainee with patient

Working at SA Dental as a Dental Assistant Trainee

We offer Dental assistant traineeships, which are a great way to receive on the job training under supervision while undertaking the Certificate III in Dental Assisting at TafeSA. This is a great way to learn while you earn.

The Dental Assistant Traineeship is a 12-month program, and on completion of the traineeship, you will have developed the competency and skills of a qualified Dental Assistant.

A probationary period applies and will be discussed at the start of your traineeship.

As a Dental Assistant trainee, you will learn and develop the skills to:

  • Provide chair-side dental assistance to dental practitioners
  • Prepare dental materials and equipment
  • Process, prepare and save radiographs
  • Maintain and promote infection control and contribute to reprocessing of reusable medical devices
  • Assist with oral health education as directed by the dental practitioner
  • Assist with routine administrative tasks including greeting clients, making appointments, answering telephone calls and entering patient details into records.

You will work closely with dental practitioners and clients, you will need good communication skills and a willingness to learn how to assist in managing the oral health of clients.

After the 12-month training program, trainees will have developed skills to enable them to gain their Dental Assistant qualification to work in a diverse range of environments such as general and specialty areas, teaching clinics and aged care.

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