Saturday, February 06, 2016

Royal Flying Doctors Service seeks dentists for Mobile Dental Care Program

RFDS Victoria seeks experienced dentists to participate in delivering dental treatment to rural Victorian communities as part of the Mobile Dental Care Program.

Dentists are urgently needed for 22 - 26 February (paid contract work) and week beginning 29 February (volunteer work).

Key selection criteria:
  • Bachelor of Dental Science or equivalent degree, registered with the Dental Board of Australia with no current conditions or undertakings.
  • A minimum of 3 years previous clinical experience in Australia as a dentist.
  • Own Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
  • Current Working with Children Check, or willing to obtain this.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.
Dentists must be willing to travel throughout rural Victoria to provide dental treatment in a purpose-built, self-contained vehicle for two or more weeks throughout the year.

People living and working in rural and remote areas are often affected by problems associated with poor oral health. This Mobile Dental Care Program provides treatment to Victorians living in rural and remote areas, who are eligible for public dental services, but live more than 50km from a public dental clinic.

The Program builds on an already established volunteer dentist model, which has been running for the past three years.  Funded by the Victorian Government, the program involves a partnership between Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria and Dental Health Services Victoria.

If you are interested in participating in this program please contact Kate Storr at RFDS Vic as soon as possible on (03) 8412 0452 or .