Job ID: 12103
Job Category: Health Services
Division & Section: Public Health, PH Dental & Oral Health Services
Work Location: Various
Job Type & Duration: Permanent vacancies
Salary:$110,965.40-$130,366.60 Annually; PSG: TM0509; Wage Grade 8
Shift Information: Mon-Fri 7hrs/day 35hrs/wk per week
Number of Positions Open: 2
Posting Period: 14-Jan-2021 to 28-Jan-2021
- 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 basic dental treatment, i.e. fillings, dentures, extractions, root canals on selected teeth, 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 behavioural problems
- Performs emergency dental procedures
- Prescribes antibiotics and administers local anaesthetic
- 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 (paediatric, 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)
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 paediatric dentistry.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with staff and clients, including children and parents in a community clinic.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service 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 desirable: Chinese, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Russian or Spanish (please indicate language skills on resume).
- A valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License is an asset.
- Familiarity with Public Health dental programs.
- Familiarity with government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.
- Willingness to travel to other clinics.
- May be required to work evenings and weekends.
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