City of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Dentist within Toronto Public Health.

Note: Available positions may be temporary or part-time in nature, with various locations available at clinics across the City of Toronto.

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
Performs a broad range of basic dental treatment, i.e. fillings, dentures, extractions, root canals on selected teeth, stainless steel crowns, 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
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. HSO (Healthy Smiles Ontario), OW (Ontario Works), HBP (Healthiest Babies Possible) the Interim Federal Health Ontario Disability Services Program and the Toronto Public Health dental treatment program (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)

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 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 a second language is an asset (please see note below).
Ability to speak a second language would be desirable, please indicate language skills on resume (e.g. Chinese, Tamil, Hindi, Udru, Korean, Russian or Spanish languages are assets).
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.
Note: Fluency in one or more of the following languages is desirable: Chinese, Tamil, Hindi, Udru, Korean, Russian or Spanish.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at, quoting job ID #2331008X and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.