Southwest Community Clinic, part of Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDD) and is located on the Southwestern State Campus in Thomasville, Georgia. We are seeking Dentist with experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. THIS IS AN HOURLY POSITION.
Southwest Community Clinic provides specialty services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our experienced professionals care for individuals on an ongoing basis or provide consultations upon request. Services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each person and are provided in a caring, supportive environment and are:Dentistry
Routine dentistry and preventative dental services are offered for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.Neurology
Neurological evaluation and treatment of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or mental health concerns are provided. Vagus Nerve Stimulator interpretation and programming services available. EEG services available on site.Psychiatry
Psychiatric evaluation and treatment of individuals with co-existing intellectual/ developmental disabilities and mental health concerns.Consultative Services
Comprehensive, person centered evaluation of individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities.Job Responsibilities
FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
- Diagnose, treats, prevent and control disorders of the teeth and mouth including gums and related oral structures.
- May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting vitality of teeth.
- Advises and instructs patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
- Designs, makes, and fits prosthodontic appliances such as space maintainers, bridges, partials, and dentures, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for denturists and dental technicians.
- Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
- Examines teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
- Fills pulp chamber and canal with endodontic materials.
- Formulates plan of treatment for patient's teeth and mouth tissue.
- Supervises and plans workload of support staff.
- Uses air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.
- Uses masks, gloves and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.
- Writes prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications
Doctorate or professional degree in dentistry from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience AND current Georgia license to practice dentistry.