Clinical Dentist

Clinical Dentist
Posting Number: 
February 21, 2020 11:59 PM
Job Type: 
Part Time Permanent



Reporting to the Program Manager, School Health Programs (Oral Health), this permanent part-time contract Public Health Clinical Dentist will be responsible for the following:

  • Performing broad range of clinical dentistry services by providing dental diagnostics, preventive, restorative treatment to standards currently accepted by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO).Basic services may include but are not limited to fillings, extractions, denture fitting and realignments, fabrication of dental prosthetic appliances, root canals on selected teeth, stainless steel crowns,etc.;
  • Formulating comprehensive treatment plans, informs patients and families of treatment plans and obtains consent for treatment;
  • Performing emergency dental procedures;
  • Maintaining client records in accordance with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons Record Keeping Guidelines using Dentrix software;
  • Obtaining complete medical history and consult with client’s primary care providers where necessary.Referring clients for medical testing or further assessment if warranted;
  • Prescribing antibiotics and administering local anaesthetic;
  • Acting as Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) and ensure adherence to the Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP);
  • Ensuring proper X-ray quality assurance and disposal of biohazardous waste as per legislative acts;
  • Prescribing and interpreting radiographs as a component of the diagnostic process;
  • Working in a manner that incorporates health promotion recognizing the impact of social determinants of health;
  • Working in a way that adheres to established organizational Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) standards, policies and procedures; and
  • Maintaining competence through professional development activities and training.

Essential Qualifications

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from a university recognized by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, current registration in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and eligible to practice clinical dentistry in Ontario.
  • Experience working in a dental office, community health facility and/or public health setting.
  • Knowledge of the eligibility requirements for publicly funded dental programs including the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP), Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO), Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Services Program (ODSP) and Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the diverse and complex health and social needs of the community members, particularly those experiencing social inequity and discrimination.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.  Fluency in languages other than English is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children and/or senior population an asset.
  • Familiarity with government legislation, such as occupational health and safety, and privacy legislation.
  • Available to work in various locations and under flexible hours and conditions.
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.

Other Requirements:

  • Immunizations and TB screening as per Southwestern Public Health policies and procedures.
  • Current BLS (CPR Level HCP) certification as a minimum.
  • Ability to work between multiple sites (St. Thomas and Woodstock areas).
  • Provide and maintain current vulnerable sector police clearance.
  • Ability to work potential weekends and evenings as required by the program.
  • Post-graduate training or experience working in public health would be an asset.
  • A valid Ontario driver’s licence, access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours and 2 million dollars in liability insurance.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one document file and please indicate the posting number in the subject line of your application via email to by Friday February 21, 2020. 

For further information about the Southwestern Public Health and the community we serve, please visit us at,

Nicole Dagg, CHRL
Manager, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.  Only those under consideration will be contacted.