Public Health is seeking a Dentist (as an independent contractor)

July 19, 2021

AGENCY: WDG Public Health

STATUS: Independent Contractor (Not an Agency Employee)

LOCATION: Guelph and/or Orangeville, Ontario

DATE POSTED: July 15, 2021

DATE CLOSING: August 3, 2021

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1-2 Positions (Guelph and Orangeville Public Health Offices)

SALARY: An hourly payment schedule, negotiable.  

SCHEDULED HOURS: 14 to 21 hours per week, depending on the needs of the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program


Reporting to the Manager, Healthy Living Services as an independent contractor, this is a one-year contract position with an option for renewal at the end of the contract. The incumbent is responsible for providing clinical dental services for publicly-funded Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (ODSCP); providing clinical advice and direction to the clinical support staff working in the clinic; recommending and performing oral examinations; formulating treatment plans, informing/obtaining consent from clients and families of treatment plans; liaising with community partners and external stakeholders to promote oral health and access to our services.


  • Provides a broad range of basic dental treatment, such as dental restorations, extractions, oral hygiene procedures, root canal treatment on selected teeth.
  • Performs emergency dental procedures.
  • Meets with clients to discuss and treat dental concerns and establish a plan for treatment, completes documentation on Abeldent software.
  • Verifies and applies medical history prior to treatment by consulting with family members and physicians when necessary. Refers clients for medical testing if warranted.
  • Receives referrals from private dental and medical providers and makes referrals to other appropriate dental practices and specialists. Builds referral pathways with other dental and medical providers.
  • Assists the Manager in developing annual business/work plans and in developing service plans and staffing proposals.
  • Provides clinical oversight to clinical support staff in the day to day operations and dental practices.
  • Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate.
  • Ensures that services provided are covered under the OSDCP standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with the Oral Health Program objectives.


  • Successful completion of a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from a university recognized by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and eligible to practice clinical dentistry in Ontario.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience in working in a clinical dental practice treating adult and senior clients.
  • Must be a current member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with staff and clients.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of dental procedures, tools and diagnostics.
  • Knowledge of RCDSO, Health and Safety, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) as well as other relevant Standards, Acts and Regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies, including client focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.


  • Please apply online by August 3, 2021 by emailing Sandy Dack (Procurement and Projects Analyst) at
  • We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.