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Service Contract Clinical Dentist(s)

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PositionService Contract Clinical Dentist(s)


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from a university recognized by the RCDSO and in good standing 
  • Eligible to practice clinical dentistry in Ontario.
  • Current CPR 
  • Knowledge of the publicly funded dental programs and eligibility requirements; Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP), Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO), Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Services Program (ODSP) and Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
  • Empathy, patience, and sensitivity to all clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation 
  • Available to work at various locations, flexible hours and conditions

Key Responsibilities:

All dental services are expected to be completed in accordance with the established standards of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (RCDSO)​ and the philosophy and objectives of the Northwestern Health Unit.

The clinical dentist will be responsible for providing dental care to eligible children, adolescents, adults and seniors through our MDO and community clinics. This includes a broad range of clinical dentistry services listed below:

  • Providing basic dental services which include, but not limited to, diagnosing oral diseases, fillings, extractions, root canals, stainless steel crowns, etc. 
  • Promoting oral health and disease prevention
  • Creating treatment plans to maintain and/or restore the oral health of clients
  • Interpreting radiographs and diagnostic tests
  • Ensuring the safe administration of anesthetics
  • Investigating and documenting the medical history of clients and informing at risk clients of the necessary considerations for dental treatment
  • Documenting and charting all dental treatment services 
  • Complying to all regulatory body requirements 
  • Completing dental referrals to area specialists and/or other health care professionals
  • Prescribing medication such as antibiotics and/or analgesics as needed  
  • Applying and promoting principles of equity and fairness to assist clients in receiving unbiased treatment and sharing of health services and resources proportionate to clients’ needs
  • Communicating and working alongside the dental heath team to provide continuity of care and promoting collaborative efforts directed toward quality client care
  • Familiarity and understanding of Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation and regulations such as the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Child and Family Services Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Other duties as assigned

Resumes only accepted at:​

  • Via email at
  • Accepting applications until filled​
  • Applicants who do not receive an auto-generated receipt response should contact Human Resources at 807-223-3301 x302579 
  • As part of the application process along with your resume, please complete and submit this NWHU Application Form​.