Job Description

Job Title:                       Dentist (DDS or DMD)

Reports To:                   Director of Dental Services

Job Summary:                     Provides a high standard of preventative and general dental services.

                                                                                                                                                                       

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The job duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Other duties that fall within the broad scope of this classification may be assigned.

 

  • Performs general dental services and procedures within defined parameters.
  • Develops and implements individualized dental care and treatment plans for dental patients.
  • Provides and manages direct patient dental care, including new patient examinations, annual evaluations, emergency assessments, and treatment.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate.
  • Administers anesthetics and other medications to patients.
  • Examines x-rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas for problems.
  • Participates in dental health promotion plans and initiatives as appropriate.
  • Participates in providing regular and meaningful peer review and feedback to other dental providers.
  • Assists in facilitating and providing training and mentorship to improve and advance professional skills and competence of dental staff.
  • Provides clinic dentist services at any site within CCHCI’s network.

 

Minimum Qualifications - Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) with current Arizona State License as a dentist.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.
  • Participates in continuing medical/dental education programs to maintain professional competence and skills.
  • Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of clinical experience preferred.

 

Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose effective instructions, correspondence, and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.

 


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, and other office machinery.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.
  • Possesses range of body motion and ability to exert enough force to lift and move adult and pediatric patients.

 

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
  • Ability to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to skillfully gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring considerable independent judgment.
  • Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
  • Displays high level of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
  • Knowledge of Dental health plans and community health centers.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health/Dental Records and dental x-ray software preferred.
  • Ability to employ motivational techniques to train, mentor, and lead staff.
  • Ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective treatment plans.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.

 

Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work occasionally involves use of needles and other dental equipment with proximity to electrical current, exposure to moving mechanical parts, and some hazardous chemicals.
  • Work requires reliable transportation as position requires occasional travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Work requires ability to be contacted by cell phone during or outside of regular work hours.