Job Title: Dentist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Directs work of support staff
Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Executive Director, the Dentist is responsible for administering, maintaining, and expanding a program of primary (and in selected cases, secondary) care and preventive dental care in a community health center setting and provides team leadership to dental staff. The dentist examines, diagnoses, and carries out appropriate dental/oral treatment for patients. The dentist treats injuries and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissue affective oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventative care.
Education or Formal Training (Licenses/Certifications):
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Provide general dental care, including examining teeth, gums, and related tissue using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment. Fill cavities, repair and remove problematic or chipped teeth and other necessary oral surgery, protect teeth by using sealants or other treatments. Administers anesthetics to limit pain during procedures as required.
Design, make, and/or fit dental prosthodontics, such as space maintainers, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, etc. Write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for denturists or dental technicians.
Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patient's EDR so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient, and the care or treatment provided. In addition, complete referrals, EHR data collections, and other records or paperwork as required.
Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and the orientation of community health center staff as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned
Working Environment and Physical Activities
This job is performed in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses medical and dental equipment related to their specialty (x-ray machine, etc), as well as standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.