Dental Assistant - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) is a modern, 1,000+ bed Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited academic medical facility located in Riyadh, the vibrant capital city of Saudi Arabia.


The department engages in clinical practice in 43 clinics in the outpatient wing of the main hospital and two satellite clinics. It is staffed by dentists (consultants, associate consultants, and general practice residents), dental hygienists, registered nurses, dental assistants, dental laboratory technicians, secretaries and other support staff.

Services provided include: general dentistry, specialty dentistry and hospital in-patient dentistry. Tertiary Care services are available for patients who are medically compromised, have facial pain, require maxillofacial or comprehensive prosthetics, have facial deformities, or require out-patient general anesthesia (with the Department of Anesthesiology) for dental treatment. The department provides team members to the Hospital’s Cleft Palate and Head & Neck Oncology Teams.

The Dental Clinic consists of all dental specialties:
* General Practice
* Endodontics
* Orthodontics
* Pedodontics
* Periodontics
* Prosthodontics, including maxillofacial
* Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
* Dental Hygiene

Dental Clinics operates 43 clinics in main hospital, 2 clinics in Family Health Building, and 2 clinics in Children’s Cancer Center, averaging 378 sessions per week.

Job Description:

The Dental Assistant will:

  • Prepare operatory
  • Sterilize and store instruments
  • Ensure Infection Control standard of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained aseptic.
  • Provide instruments and materials during treatment, assist dentist in 4-handed dentistry.
  • Maintain instruments and stock levels of supplies in operatory.
  • Maintain daily maintenance of equipment and room maintenance/inventory.
  • Participate in weekend on-call rotation.
  • Provide patient education, e.g., Instruct patient in dental hygiene, correct brushing methods, care of gums, use of dental floss, care of dentures, etc.


  • Graduation from a formal, accredited dental assisting diploma/certificate program from which you can get a transcript/record of marks (programs for which transcripts/records of marks are not available are NOT accepted)
  • Registered Dental Assistant or Certified Dental Assistant with Registration (RDA) or Certification (CDA) in Canada, the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • A minimum of three years of current, full-time employment experience working as a certified/registered dental assistant in Canada, the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • Current BLS

The hospital can consider only FEMALE candidates at this time.


  • Tax-free income
  • Single-status contract
  • Accommodations provided
  • Medical coverage
  • Relocation allowance
  • More than 7 calendar weeks of vacation

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King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, with 1,000+ beds, is the most high acuity tertiary-care centre in the entire Arabian Peninsula. Opened in 1975, it is constantly expanding and updating its facilities and services, and has the latest in technology and treatment methods.

The hospital specializes in the treatment of, and research in, cardiology, oncology, organ transplant, and genetic diseases.


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The capital city, population about 5 million and expanding into the surrounding desert at a rapid pace. Has extravagantly fanciful buildings, malls, and towers.

The social life for Westerners is enriched by events at the foreign embassies in the city. After people acclimatize to the heat, they play sports: golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, sand-board.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, population of approximately 33 million (2017 est. 63% Saudis, 37% expatriates), with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.

Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more