We’re Hiring: Do You Want to Run Our Front End?

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We’re looking for a receptionist/office administrator to run our front end. We typically work four days per week, Tuesday to Friday, but require flexibility to work the occasional Monday.

We’re a small, family-oriented dental practice in Saskatoon. Our team is friendly and fun and focuses on creating a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. It’s a pretty great place to work.

Wondering if you’re a good candidate for the job? You might be if you are friendly, enthusiastic, hard-working, detail-oriented, and courteous. You’re a skilled communicator and are excellent at building and maintaining relationships with customers and team members alike. You love to learn and develop your skills and knowledge, and you’re personally committed to oral health. As part of the team, you spend most of your time working independently on a variety of tasks, but you also communicate effectively with the clinical team throughout the day. Punctuality, initiative, and a sense of humour are required qualities.


  • Answering phones
  • Booking appointments
  • Greeting patients
  • Asking for and collecting payments
  • Enforcing office policies with grace
  • Preparing daily deposits
  • Invoicing patients
  • Keeping public areas tidy
  • Communicating with vendors, service providers, and insurance companies
  • Patient follow-up
  • Callings patients for recalls and continuing care
  • Daily administrative updates for the dentist
  • Other general administrative duties as required

Required skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Have used Dentrix, as well as Excel and Word
  • Experience working in a dental office
  • Knowledge of dental insurance processes
  • Have used email (Outlook) and voice mail


  • Hours: Tuesday 8:30am-5:15pm, Wednesday 10:30am-7:15pm, Thursday 8:30am-5:15pm, Friday 8:30am-3:45pm
  • Wage rate: commensurate with skills and experience

To apply:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to Joanne at drbourgault@jones-dental.ca
  • Start off your cover letter with ,”Dear Joanne,” and explain why you want to join the Jones Dental team and what makes you qualified for the position
  • At the end of your cover letter, tell us one fun fact about yourself
  • DEADLINE: noon on Monday, August 15, 2016

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Welcome Mavis to Jones Dental

Please join us in welcoming Registered Dental Assistant Mavis to Jones Dental! Though Mavis will be with us on a part-time basis only, we’re sure you’ll notice her sense of humour and outgoing nature. You may also notice her crazy socks…

5 Fun Facts About Mavis:

  1. She loves dogs so much that she’s an obedience instructor and trainer. In fact, she showed Rottweilers in obedience for 30 years.
  2. Her favourite TV shows are The Big Bang Theory, CSI, and NCIS.
  3. She knows all of the words to the soundtrack of The Big Chill, her favourite movie.
  4. In addition to showing dogs, she used to show quarter horses.
  5. She dreams of spending the winter where palm trees grow outside her house.

A Warm Welcome for Jocelyn

We’re happy to announce the addition of a new hygienist to the Jones Dental team! Registered Dental Hygienist Jocelyn brings her years of experience and friendly personality to our office, and looks forward to building relationships with our patients. We know that change can be difficult (we’ll miss you Jenna!), but we’re sure that Jocelyn’s natural warmth and commitment to patient care will win you over.

5 Fun Facts About Jocelyn:

  1. She loves to bake and cook, but she often can’t eat her creations due to her celiac and kidney disease.
  2. Binge-watching British shows brings her joy because of the humour and accents.
  3. While she is already a “sort of grandma,” in the words of her son’s stepdaughter, she will soon be a “real” grandma for the first time. (Kids say the darnedest things….)
  4. She is a TCM fan and loves classic movies, though her son questions why she watches movies that are older than her mother is.
  5. This summer, she visited Quebec City and felt right at home in the old city. She jokes that she must have lived there in a previous, 17th century life.

Welcome Abbey to Jones Dental

We’re happy to announce the addition of a new team member! Abbey is returning to the dental world after pursuing other ventures for a few years. She joins us as our new office manager and will be running our reception desk. Please welcome her to the Jones Dental tribe.


5 Fun Facts About Abbey:

  1. She loves to thrift and vintage shop
  2. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey is her favourite book
  3. Purging anything (and everything!!!) brings her joy
  4. Volunteer work is a passion of hers
  5. She’s into DIY projects and upcycling

Meet the Team: The Dentist

You know that line in Mean Girls where Janis Ian says, “Oh, I love seeing teachers outside of school. It’s like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs.” We have a sneaking suspicion that’s how people feel about their dental care providers.

Unless you’ve had a lot of dental work done or already know us from “real” life, you probably don’t know the team at Jones Dental that well.  Well, that’s about to change. Enjoy the first interview in our Meet the Team series.

Minnie EarsName: Joanne Bourgault

Role at Jones Dental: Dentist

Hometown: St. Brieux, Saskatchewan

What’s your favourite book? Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling or The Stand by Stephen King

What are your favourite movies? Dirty Dancing, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Gladiator

Color Me RadWhat are your favourite pastimes? reading, baking, yoga, running (when I’m not injured)

Guilty pleasures? chocolate, binge-reading novels, Disney World (and Minnie ears)

What’s your favourite Saskatoon eatery? I don’t go out a lot, but I love Griffin Takeaway and The Chopped Leaf for lunch, and Moxie’s tends to be our go-to because there are lots of options on the menu

What are your top three dream vacation destinations? Kauai, Australia, Tanzania

Favourite TV show? Hands down The Walking Dead

Why did you go into the dental field? A few reasons. I’m passionate about teeth, I like working with my hands, and I wanted to help people directly instead of pouring over spreadsheets that people didn’t look at.

Weapon of choice during the zombie apocalypse? katana (like Michonne)

Anything else you want to share? I’m a Rider fan, have been married for almost 17 years, have two kids, and have a healthy obsession with 80’s music.

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