Public Health is seeking a dentist

Does your practice give you the capacity to join WDG Public Health for 4-8 hours a week? You and your dental assistant will serve qualifying seniors in the seniors dental program at WDG Public Health. We do all the administration, booking, reprocessing and manage all back-office requirements.

This turnkey office model has already proven successful for our dental programs serving youth. A local dentist, along with his or her dental assistant, is contracted with WDG Public Health to come to our state-of-the-art facilities once a week. Walk in, treat the clients we have booked you, walk out and leave the rest to us.

The Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP) is a government-funded dental care program that provides free, routine dental services for low-income seniors.

The seniors dental program at WDG Public Health is being implemented using a staged implementation approach and access to the full range of dental services will vary across the province. In Stage 1, WDG Public Health dental hygienists are providing intake/screening appointments at our Guelph location (160 Chancellors Way). Stage 2 will involve recruitment of a dentist and their dental assistant and an expansion of services after our current dental clinics undergo renovations to accommodate the program. Stage 2 is expected to roll out in 2020.

Once fully rolled out the dentist working in our Seniors Dental Program will provide the following services:

  • Examinations/assessments
  • Preventive services
  • Restorative services to repair broken teeth and cavities
  • X-rays
  • Oral surgery services to remove teeth or abnormal tissue
  • Anaesthesia
  • Endodontic services to treat infection and pain
  • Periodontal services to treat gum conditions and diseases.
  • Prosthodontic services, including dentures, will be partially covered.

The seniors dental program will be referring out for oral surgery (including anything requiring general anesthesia), complex endodontic or periodontal services, and prosthodontic services. The program’s focus will be on restorative work including general endodontic/periodontal services.

Please contact Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health if you are interested in this opportunity at matthew.tenenbaum@wdgpublichealth.ca.