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Welcome to our spring newsletter, daylight saving is around the corner and the end of the year will be here before we know it!

Jess of LANZ attended the NZDA Employment fair in Auckland and were lucky enough to interview many up and coming talented dentists. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet face to face with the dental students and many employer clients who we have built strong existing relationships with. It can be an overwhelming decision to recruit a new staff member into your practice.  There is a lot to think about.

  • Employment contracts, what are the current regulations especially around health and safety.
  • Pay rate: Is 40% still the norm?
  • Reference checking, pinning down a dentist to provide a reference is hard work, trust me we spend a lot of time chasing dentists for ref checks at LANZ
  • Short listing
  • Interviewing. What are the key questions to ask? How do you know they are telling the truth?
  • Advert creating- Online or Social Media 

There are a lot of great reasons to add a dental graduate to your workplace mix. From their energy and enthusiasm, to their new ideas and recent history of learning, to their comfort with technology and social media, recent graduates can provide many benefits to dental practices. And since they’re new to the workforce, you can access the best candidates first, to create and shape long-term employee assets. Big thanks to Ami and the team for all your great effort during the 2015 NZDA Conference! 

Contact Jess if you want any help with recruiting a young dentist.



We currently have some amazing positions available for Locum stints or permanent placements!  Send us a copy of your CV, so that we can update our database and assist you now or in the future, to find that perfect position! 

Alternatively, if you are a practice manager/owner and have some vacancies or know of some that may come available in the future, or are looking to possibly sell your practice, we will take all the hassle out of your recruitment needs or sale process and work hard to get the very best outcome for you. We will advertise your position or practice on our website (, in our newsletters and via social media channels. We will then liaise effectively with all interested parties and carefully coordinate contracts on your behalf.

For a confidential, obligation free chat about how we could help, please contact Laurinda or Jessica at LANZ Recruitment on 03 477 8777 or email 


Kevin Jarvis, director at Robert Half, provides new managers key tips for running a successful interview process.

Make sure you follow these tips to give yourself the best chance to find the right person.

1. Know what you’re looking for

Don’t waste time interviewing candidates who are a poor fit for the role. Draft an accurate job description, which will attract suitable resumes and separate out applicants who don’t match your needs.

2. Call on colleagues

Once you’ve established your potential candidates, assemble an interviewing team, including colleagues who will be working directly with the new hire, who can help you narrow down the choices into a shortlist for interviewing.

3. Always be prepared

It’s essential to prepare a list of questions before the job interview. Going in blind and trying to wing it may cause you to lose your focus or draw a blank. Having a plan of attack front and centre can help you retain control and get the most out of the discussion.

4. Ask the right questions

Use open-ended but direct questions – remember that you’re trying to find out information you can’t get from their application. For example, you might ask: “How do you organise and manage your time?” or “What did you love about your last job and workplace?”. Behavioural or competency-based questions are also helpful for digging deeper, such as: “Describe a time where you had to work with various stakeholders to manage a large project”.

5. Take down notes

Jot down key points during the interview – even if it’s a quick scribble next to a particular point on their CV – and then add more substantial thoughts and impressions once it ends. This way, you’ll have a reminder to jog your memory and it will ensure a more effective discussion with your fellow interviewers once it’s time to debrief.

6. Be quick to move

While you’re weighing up your options, your first choice may also be considering theirs. So once you’ve made a decision, and all the candidate's references check out, extend your offer as soon as possible to avoid losing them to another opportunity.

7. The art of negotiation

Conducting your first job interview doesn’t have to turn you into a ball of nerves. As long as you’re prepared, you know what you’re looking for and you ask the right questions, you’ll give yourself the best chance to find your ideal candidate.


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Dentists and Physios - can we help you find your dream job? Yes we can!
We also have a number of quiet listings so please get in touch and tell us what you are looking for. 

Experienced Orthodontist Dental Assistant required in Auckland:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced orthodontist Dental Assistant to join a dynamic team in Auckland. 

Full-time Monday- Friday. 

The assisting is different to general practice however the basics, especially infection control and work ethic are very similar. Previous experience in orthodontics is not essential although may be helpful.  Training to convert from general dental to orthodontic assistant is provided. Ongoing training and support will be provided

To find out more about this position click here 

Dentist wanted in friendly Invercargill

The position is available for ASAP start and for 2 month contract. 

Monday to Friday 8 - 5pm locum position. Accommodation can be provided and some travel costs will be reimbursed. You will need to have a pleasant chairside manner and good communication skills. 

If you're interested, please apply immediately as we need this position filled now! 

Find out more about this position

Physiotherapist - Taupo

We have an opportunity for a newly graduate to join a vibrant charismatic team of experienced physios in Taupo! 
Due to the wealth of experience we have on the team, we are seeking a new graduate or a physio with 1+ years’ experience. 

You will also need to be a team player who is keen to extend your professional development and you must have a New Zealand registration and APC.

Call us now to register your interest

Part-time Hygienist- Hastings  
Looking for a dedicated hygienist for 1.5 days a week (Wednesday afternoon and all day Friday) with opportunities to work more during leave periods for dentists (14 weeks during the year). This is a self-employed locum position on 40% commission. 

Hastings has just been named the most beautiful city in the country. It was claimed three coveted crowns for the Keep New Zealand Beautiful awards! 

Click here for further details and or submit your application

Looking for a Dental Hygienist to join your practice? 

We have recently had a great influx of quality hygienists added to our books, many are available to work in all regions across the country. 

Whether you are looking for a Locum hygienist to get you through until Christmas, or part-time to relieve the pressure from your practice, we have many top quality hygienist's to keep your practice running smoothly and efficiently. 

Click here to enquire about a Hygienist for your practice


RECRUITMENT: Find the right person, right now!

Specialist Recruitment

Looking for the best people to join your team?

Dentists, physios, endodontists, orthodontists, dental hygienists and dental assistants

Physio jobs
  • If you are looking for experienced and well rounded people to join your team we can help you find exactly the right person
  • We have a well established database of experienced jobseekers, and new candidates registering with us daily
  • Most of our applicants are flexible about where they will work

Contact Laurinda or Jessica about finding the right person for your practice. We have a wide range of great candidates looking for work and we welcome the opportunity to help you and your team with your recruitment needs. 


 Now is a great time to buy a practice!

Thinking of selling your practice?

We welcome your contact for an informal, no obligations chat about how to make the sale  of your practice a reality. The LANZ Team has the smarts to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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We have many purchasers looking for practices in both islands. We can offer you excellent representation and effective market exposure. We welcome your enquiry.

Kind Regards, Tony & The LANZ Recruitment Team
NZ Mobile: 021 866 985
NZ Landline: (03) 477 8777

International Land Line : +64 3 4778777
International Mobile: +64 2186 6985 

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