Dentaide - Best Dental Assistant Melbourne

Dental Recruitment Agency in Melbourne

Dentaide is the longest running dental recruitment and professional services agency in Melbourne. Since 1976, we have placed quality permanent and temporary staff in dental surgeries, orthodontic practices and health organisations throughout Melbourne. Our dental nursing agency services public and private sectors in all areas of Melbourne, including regional areas.

We pride ourselves on our reliable, highly skilled staff, friendly approachable service & solid industry knowledge base. Whether you require dental nursing assistants, dentists or reception staff, our team is well-equipped to provide candidates to suit your business needs.

From years of experience, our consultants have gained industry knowledge and understand the complexities within the recruitment process. We don’t take short cuts and our clients benefit from this. Spending most of our time listening to the needs of our clients and their requirements, we ensure the right candidate is presented to you.

Dentaide temp staff is prepared to work on call and at short notice. Enquire today to find out how Dentaide services can support your business on a short term and long term basis.

Dental Nursing Agency Melbourne

We are always looking for talented dental staff in Melbourne. If you’re looking for a casual dental nursing job according to your availability or a permanent position with one of our fantastic clients, click apply now.


How do I book a dental nurse?

Our friendly consultants are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let us know when and how long you would like a temp and be sure to mention any special requirements you have. If you are new to Dentaide a new client form can be found in the forms centre or ask your consultant to send you a copy.

What if I need to cancel my booking?

We understand the nature of your business. Patient cancellations could mean you may not need the temp you have pre booked. If you need to cancel your booking please provide a minimum of 2 hour’s notice courtesy of the temp nurse you have booked.

Who pays the nurse?

Dentaide Payroll takes care of all mandatory costs so you don’t have too. You no longer have to post multiple group certificates at tax time and send multiple tax declaration forms to the tax office. All you need to do is fill out a timesheet and send it back to us. We take care of everything else from super to work cover. We will send you an invoice the following week followed by a monthly statement.

I need a nurse for more than a few weeks, can you help me?

We have staff available for long term temp assignments to cover maternity annual and long service leave. Speak to a Dentaide consultant to find out how we can arrange staff cover so you don’t have to.

I want to work in Community Health - am I eligible?

If you meet the following criteria you are eligible:

  • Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting
  • 6-12 months experience in Australia
  • Valid police check
  • Working with children’s card
  • Hep B vaccination

I need confirmation ASAP, how long will it take?

Once you have placed a booking your consultant will begin working on it straight away. We aim to confirm a name within the first 30 mins of a booking. If there is delay for any reason, your consultant will provide you with regular updates.

What do I need to register with Dentaide?

Register your interest with Dentaide by sending your resume to or clicking Apply Now. If you are successful you will receive a phone call and an offer via email to attend an interview. You are required to bring personal information, qualifications and references to register.

Do I need to attend an interview?

To work with Dentaide It is essential that you attend an interview. Registration and the interview takes approximately 40-60mins. This is enough time to complete all necessary paper work and interview questions.

I have just finished my certificate 3 in dental nursing, can I apply?

Stepping into the dental industry is an exciting time for a new graduate! Due to the nature of temp work it is preferred applicants have a minimum of 6-12 months experience in Australia before applying to work with Dentaide.

I am a Dentist who qualified overseas; can I work as an agency nurse?

Dentaide is an equal opportunity employer. If you have worked in an Australian clinic for a minimum of 6-12 months and completed an overseas-trained dentist dental assistant program you are eligible to apply.

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