Working in Oral Health in the Auckland region includes working across all three DHB's and therefore it is a regional service with significant utilisation of short stay theatres.
Joining the Oral Health training programme facilitates a House Officer to gain a general introduction into basic hospital based dentistry and special needs patients.
Oral Health positions are highly competitive; there are only up to 5 positions for House Officers a year which comprise of a 12 month rotation with 4 sub rotations.
The rotation enables the House Officer to gain experience in a variety of patient cases in Maxillofacial, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Emergency relief pain and the Special Needs Clinic.
A House Officer can work across sites which include the following:
Training in Oral Health is very different to training in Medicine or Surgery, There is currently only one registrar position and that is in Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery which requires a medical qualification and registration with both Medical and Dental Councils.
For more information on working in the Auckland region, contact: