Make a difference to our patients

It’s the people who make the difference at Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV).

Our patients come from many different cultures and social backgrounds and treating them is what makes our job so rewarding and so challenging. One thing is for certain at DHSV – you’ll share the pride and satisfaction of putting a smile on every patient’s face.

We connect with our patients through a variety of forums, including outreach services, domiciliary care, health promotion programs and partnerships with refugee centres or Aboriginal Health Services.


Be part of a large passionate team

People working in public oral health are passionate about making a difference to the oral health of Victorians. The team at DHSV are committed to high standards of patient care and continuous improvement.

Our sizeable workforce gives you the chance to learn from specialists or to teach those starting out in an oral health career. Working with us also allows you to connect and work with some of the most talented clinicians and support teams in Australia.


The benefits for you

A career at DHSV is not just about helping to improve and promote public oral health. We also offer a range of benefits to ensure your career at DHSV is as fulfilling and rewarding as possible.

Ongoing learning

We want to ensure you have the adequate skills and support to perform your current role, and have the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction. That’s why we encourage your continuous learning and create opportunities for you to access variety of learning and development options.

Salary Packaging

Salary packaging allows you to pay for certain expenses before tax is taken out of earnings. This reduces the amount of tax paid, helping staff make the most of their income.

You can package up to the allowable maximum of $9,010 each FBT year, plus make use of the Meal Entertainment Card which is available beyond your cap limit.

For more information and for useful calculators to estimate how much you could save based on your choice of benefits, please visit our workplace benefits provider, Advantage Salary Packaging.

There is also the option of subsidized on-site car parking.

Employee Assistance Program

You’ll have access to a free, external, professional and confidential counselling assistance service.  This is offered to members of our workforce who may need help with particular problems affecting their wellbeing; personally, and in the workplace.

Work-life balance

Your work-life balance is important to DHSV. We want to make sure you are performing at your best when it comes to providing quality treatment and education to our patients.  DHSV offers flexibility through a range of working options and employment arrangements. We engage staff on full time, part time and casual contracts. There is also a monthly Accrued Day Off for full time employees.

Social and wellbeing initiatives

We are committed to helping ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce.

Just to name a few of the initiatives provided:

  • health checks
  • healthy living seminars
  • flu vaccination program
  • movie nights
  • onsite yoga and tai chi classes.

Our values

Dental Health Services Victoria values - respect

Act with respect towards every person or idea we encounter.

Dental Health Services Victoria values - accountable

Be accountable to the people we care for and those we work with.

Dental Health Services Victoria values - collaboration

Embrace collaboration with all partners that help us to achieve our goals.

Dental Health Services Victoria values - transform

Transform ourselves and our organisation to achieve better health outcomes.

Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) operates in a diverse environment and is proud of its staff and patient diversity. Our patients and staff are representative of the Victorian community with a mix of abilities, cultures, ages, gender, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical attributes and levels of education.