Graduate Development Program

Dental Outreach’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) supports training general (graduate) dentists to be comfortable across a broad range of clinical procedures and scenarios. At the end of the GDP, participants are better able to plan and provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary general dental care by evaluating and treating a wide variety of patients, from the very young to geriatric and including those with special needs and medical complexities, in inpatient and outpatient settings.

The GDP teaches, by example, culturally-competent and patient-centred care. Didactic and clinical educational opportunities are also provided throughout the program across the areas of general and special needs dentistry.

GDP participants will have the opportunity to gain experience through participating in our regional dental Outreach programs which include visits to local schools/kindergartens as with aged care & nursing home (ACF) visits.

GDP participants can also have the opportunity to undertake Special needs dentistry working with people with intellectual and physical disabilities, and with significant medical issues.

The Role

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to undertake a placement at one of our fixed and mobile dental practices. During this time, we will provide ongoing mentorship and support from the staff within our group, to ensure the fast-tracked development of the applicants’ skill base.

Skills & Experience

With a bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery and a commitment to delivering exceptional patient-centered care, successful applicants will possess the necessary skills to excel in the field. The applicant will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish rapport with patients, ensuring comfort and understanding throughout treatment.

Applicants will need a current AHPRA registration with no restrictions, demonstrating my dedication to professional standards and ongoing education. Applicants will be equipped with professional indemnity insurance and hold an appropriate dental qualification recognised by the Dental Board of Australia, validating my expertise and ability to provide quality dental care.

GDP Subjects

  • Dental Implants, Surgical and Restorative
  • Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridgework, Inlays and Onlays
  • Imaging Modalities, CBCT and OPG Interpretation and Utilization
  • Dental Laboratory and Clinical Processes Processes, (Crown and Bridgework, Implants and Removable Prosthetics)
  • Dental Sleep Medicine
  • TMJ/TMD Management
  • Management of Complex Medical Needs
  • Orthodontics
  • Direct Restorative Techniques
  • Surgical Extractions
  • Treatment Planning and Interdisciplinary Care
  • Endodontics, (including Microscope Endodontics)
  • Lasers in Dentistry
  • CAD CAM in Dentistry
  • Anxiolysis and Management of Dentally Phobic Patients
  • Oral Pathology
  • Periodontics – Surgical and Non-Surgical Management
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting


Why Choose Us?

Dental Outreach offers compelling reasons for choosing this career path. Firstly, we provide excellent remuneration, ensuring financial stability and rewarding hard work. We also offer relocation assistance, making it easier to establish oneself in a new location.

We have incredible networking and learning opportunities through our exclusive General Practitioner Network (GPN) initiative, allowing professionals to connect with highly skilled and respected dental experts. Additionally, we provide dedicated support in crucial areas such as marketing, finance, and practice management, ensuring growth and success while enabling dentists to prioritise patient care.

All Dental Outreach practices are fully QIP-accredited, boasting modern facilities equipped with the latest dental technologies and equipment. This ensures that you can provide the highest quality of care using state-of-the-art tools and techniques.


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