Dentist or orthodontist



We have an urgent need for a dentist or orthodontist in our Clinic at Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea. In this vital role you will be responsible for diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures. An orthodontist could fill this position knowing the first priority is to provide general dentistry for the community.


  • Diagnose patients
  • Construct moulds for crowns with proper tooth anatomy
  • Complete dental surgeries when appropriate; this includes but is not limited to root canal therapies, tooth extractions, fillings, crown placements, gum treatments
  • Mix various dental materials and medicaments as needed
  • Provide routine maintenance on lab equipment
  • Monitor inventory of dental supplies and initiate the ordering process
  • Dental examinations and dental cleanings/scalings
  • Place occlusal sealants
  • Dental bridgework
  • Administer local anaesthetic for dental procedures when necessary
  • Expose and process dental x-rays and interpret findings (digital x-ray available)
  • Open teeth determined to need endodontic treatment and treat appropriately


  • Dental Degree
  • Specialised technical training by dentist
  • for at least two years
  • Active participation in continuing education courses to keep abreast of current dental practices
  • Preferably has had a dental residency or several years in practice, but this is not a requirement
  • Demonstrated skills
  • Professional level of personal cleanliness, hygiene and dress
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Sound understanding of treatment procedures
  • Sound knowledge of infection control measures
  • Knowledge of first aid and dental surgery emergency procedures
  • Be able to demonstrate the required skills of a dentist


  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful
  • Orientation workshops are held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

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