Are you a dental hygienist looking for employment?

BCDHA provides information for our members on available career opportunities for dental hygienists. Employment opportunities across Canada can be found on the CDHA website by clicking here. For information on becoming a member, click here.

Are you an employer looking to hire a dental hygienist?

Great news! As an employer you can now post your job ad for FREE on the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) website. CDHA’s job board is a great place for employers and prospective employees to connect. It’s one of the most active areas of CDHA’s website servicing more than 17,000 members. To place your ad click here.

Canadian Dental Connection

This website was designed for oral health professionals interested in working in northern, remote and underserved communities in Canada and for clinics in these areas. It was developed by a group of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University with several partners and a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
This simple, bilingual, and free tool includes a job matching component, where clinics can post an oral health position and professionals can have a profile and apply for positions. It also includes training modules to help oral health professionals prepare to work in northern, remote and underserved communities. Anyone interested in learning more about cultural competency, trauma-informed care and the application of these notions in Indigenous settings can benefit from this resource.
Visit the Canadian Dental Connection website today!
English: www.dentalconnection.ca
French: www.connexiondentaire.ca


Volunteering in Your Community

Are you planning to volunteer your time and provide oral health education and health promotion in your community? If so, be sure to contact the dental hygienist on staff at your region’s Public Health Dental Program to access resources and gain a deeper understanding of what the key public dental health messages are that are being promoted in your community.

For contact information on the dental public health unit in your region click here.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Emergency Dental Outreach Clinic (EDOC) is a pain control clinic (extractions) that runs during the evenings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month out of the Native Friendship Centre. Dentists, CDA’s, and RDH’s volunteer their time from about 6-9 pm. We are always appreciative of volunteers should you be interested. Our main need is with assisting but we could also use help with providing anesthesia and with cleaning/sterilizing instruments. This CDHBC form can be sent in to claim CE credits for volunteering. Ideally, it would be sent in prior to volunteering but they also accept it after volunteering. Each volunteer experience is evaluated by the QAC. If you would like more information, please contact Jane Bartell, RDH Jane.Bartell@northernhealth.ca, or text or call her cell 250-617-0835.

Another Way to Make a DifferenceVolunteer Opportunities for Dental Hygienists. The dental clinic operated by Kelowna’s Gospel Mission is in need of dental hygienists to donate as little as 2 hours of their time to provide dental hygiene care for their clients. The clinic provides services to low-income family’s, seniors, those on income assistance or disability, the working poor, and the homeless. Any amount of time that dental hygienists can volunteer is appreciated. Learn more.

Reduced Cost Clinics in the community are looking for volunteers like you! To volunteer at a location near you click here.

The Vancouver Native Health Society Eastside Dental Clinic is in need of volunteer dental hygienists.  They are able to accommodate any given volunteer hours between 9am – 3pm/ Monday to Friday. For details and contact information click here.