Graduate Dentist Program

Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne: Dentist Graduate Program 2024

Applications for the Dentist Graduate Program 2024 are now open.

Our DHSV Graduate Recruitment team will connect you with mentors, experienced clinicians, and clinical managers who will guide you through the different stages of the program.

You'll gain diverse experience by working in various departments at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, like Primary Care and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). This hands-on experience will involve observing, assisting, and performing treatments under the supervision of specialists. Rotations, lasting from 2 to 4 months, are tailored to specific clinics. These rotations offer outstanding learning opportunities, connecting you with unique specialist clinics in our setting.

Why work at RDHM?

  • Work in a teaching hospital - The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM)
  • Work under the supervision of experienced Dentists and Specialists
  • Opportunity to understand where to specialise or become a great general dentist with mentored experience
  • Access to Salary Packaging benefits and career development pathways
  • Fantastic Carlton location – great coffee and food right on your doorstep
  • Opportunities to be involved in projects that directly involve the community
  • Patients who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds

Why choose a career in Public Oral Health?

  • exciting clinical challenges through the diverse cross section of people/patients.
  • well-equipped, state-of-the-art technology and clinical environments.
  • work alongside multi skilled teams, with Oral Health and allied health professionals in full-time and part-time positions.
  • Access to senior clinicians
  • professional indemnity insurance included (for clinicians).
  • support packages and incentives should you choose to relocate to a regional/rural area for your graduate program.
  • ongoing support to help you achieve your career goals through training, scholarships, seminars, mentoring and coaching.

About you:

  • A new graduate with a Bachelor of Dental Science (or equivalent and ADC Certificate)
  • Current, unrestricted AHPRA Registration (by January 2024)
  • Empathetic, caring and kind – always putting the patient first

The recruitment process:

  • Once applications open, the ad will be open for two weeks
  • You will need to upload a copy of your CV
  • All suitable candidates will then be invited to complete a video interview
  • Once reviewed, you may be invited to have a face-to-face interview

If you have any further questions, please email

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At DHSV, we have a bold vision and we feel a great sense of responsibility to provide you with an environment where you can grow and feel like you belong. By building a workforce across Victoria that has inclusive representation at all levels, is proactive in tackling inequality and represents the diversity of the patients we care for, we will see meaningful and sustainable change.

DHSV is committed to child safety and wellbeing and has zero tolerance for child abuse and harm. We provide an inclusive and welcoming environment where cultural safety for children is promoted and practiced.

DHSV is a public health service and requires employees to be vaccinated in accordance with policies published by the Department of Health and/or public health orders issued by the government. The government requires all healthcare workers (which includes all DHSV employees) to be vaccinated for COVID-19.