Exciting new advances and global challenges are radically reshaping the field of dentistry. Our vision at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto is to not just address and respond to these changes – but to thoughtfully and conscientiously shape the field of the future.
With our robust and comprehensive educational training programs (DDS, MSc, PhD degrees, IDAPP and other specialty programs), our emphasis on community outreach and care, and our internationally known and interdisciplinary research mission, the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto continues to earn its reputation as one of the top dental schools in North America. Throughout more than 140 years of dental education - the oldest, largest and most comprehensive training program in Canada - we have striven to graduate the highest quality of students while providing the public the highest standards of care.
We are driving by our vision to improve health by advancing dentistry through inspired leadership, innovation, and excellence in education, research and practice.
Under the general supervision of a Team Leader, the incumbent provides dental assistant and administrative services to the undergraduate and graduate students, academic and administrative staff and performs all aspects of dental assisting as defined by the ODAA for regularly scheduled and special programs. The incumbent follows through with proper protocol for infection control in all aspects of clinical work, provides administrative services as directed for patients, both in person and on the telephone, accesses and enters data on the Clinic Management System in order to retrieve patient information and book appointments, and assists in special assignments and other duties that are Faculty-related.
Your responsibilities will include:
Assisting faculty, dental students and technicians during treatment procedures
Applying established standards when cleaning, sanitizing and/or sterilizing facilities
Applying established standards when administering biological and/or medical imaging
Updating and maintaining database records
Responding to enquiries within the defined scope of the role and redirecting as appropriate
Providing safety training and ensuring compliance to occupational safety precautions
Providing orientation to others on work procedures and practices
Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and current member of the ODAA, including HARP. Must also have current CPR.
Minimum two years of experience in the dental field, encompassing all aspects of dentistry
Experience using all dental related materials and products (e.g. amalgams, impression materials, eugenols, disinfectants, put and fissure sealants, vinyl polysiloxanes, etc.)
Highly developed organizational, time management, and communication skills and excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office
Ability to work quickly and accurately
Ability to work in close association and cooperation with others as part of a team
Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, discretion, good judgement, and initiative
Ability to prioritize tasks and muti-task; demonstrated punctuality, work dependability
Ability to act with sensitivity and empathy when responding to diverse groups of individuals
Familiarly with Axium
To be successful in this role you will be:
Please note this is a term position with an end date of July 31st, 2020.
Please submit one PDF file including:
Copy of current ODAA card
Confirmation of current CPR training