Dental Hygiene Jobs In Toronto CA (2023)

City of Toronto


Reporting to the Manager, of Dental and Oral Health Services, the Dentist will provide dental care to Toronto Public Health (TPH) eligible low-income clients enrolled in various Provincial and Municipal sponsored programs through the TPH managed dental clinics located throughout the City, and to provide direction, and support for the daily operation of the dental clinic they are assigned to.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides input into the development of program policies and ensures implementation of policies and procedures in the dental clinic.
  • Performs the duties of a team leader in a clinical setting, which includes ensuring effective teamwork and efficient flow of patients.
  • Obtains complete medical history and verifies and applies medical history prior to treatment by consulting with family members and physicians when necessary. Refers clients for medical testing if warranted.
  • Performs complete oral examinations, formulates comprehensive treatment plans, informs patients and families of treatment plans, and obtains consent for treatment; completes documentation on Abeldent software.
  • Performs a broad range of dental treatment, i.e. fillings, dentures, extractions, root canals, crowns including lab fabricated and stainless steel, acid etch procedures, prefabricated post and/or pin core build-up. Responsible for the fabrication of dental prosthetic appliances, etc.
  • May perform dental services for patients with disabilities or behavioral problems.
  • Performs emergency dental procedures
  • Prescribes antibiotics and administers local anesthetic.
  • Operates dental x-ray machine and interprets x-rays.
  • Monitors and performs universal precaution procedures for infection control in the dental office as per IPAC and TPH guidelines.
  • Educates the public on oral health and the Toronto Public Health dental program policies and guidelines.
  • Resolves conflict with staff, clients, and members of the public when necessary.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of and provides treatment under correct programs, i.e. the Ontario Senior Dental Care Program (OSDCP), HSO (Healthy Smiles Ontario), OW (Ontario Works), HBP (Healthiest Babies Possible), the Interim Federal Health (IFH), Ontario Disability Services Program (ODSP), and the Toronto Public Health dental treatment programs (pediatric, geriatric, high school).
  • Refers patients or the general public to appropriate dental practices such as the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, the Hospital for Sick Children, dental hygiene colleges, dental specialists and low cost dental clinics.
  • Receives referrals from private dental and medical practitioners.
  • Mentors dental students from universities and colleges.
  • Ensures that the clinic is properly equipped and maintained, and meets safety requirements for staff and patients.
  • Ensures medical emergency kits and oxygen are available and in a state of readiness, and that staff is prepared to implement lifesaving procedures as necessary (i.e. administer emergency medication, provide oxygen, perform CPR).
  • Ensures proper x-ray quality assurance and safety and the proper disposal of biohazardous waste
  • Provides liaison between the Public Health Dental Unit, school staff (principals and teachers) and parents of patients regarding policies and goals of treatment (i.e. letters from both the department and individual schools..

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
  • Graduate Degree in Dentistry from a recognized university and have, or be eligible for a license from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Considerable experience working as a Dentist in a dental office.
  • Experience in the field of removable prosthetics and pediatric dentistry.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with staff and clients, including children and parents in a community clinic.
  • Excellent customer service skills and commitment to the Toronto Public Service.
  • Post-graduate training or experience working in a Public Health environment would be an asset.
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is an asset: Chinese, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Russian or Spanish (please indicate language skills on a resume).
  • Familiarity with Public Health dental programs.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.
  • Familiarity with government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Willingness to travel to other clinics.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • A valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License is an asset.

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