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The Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Medical Dentistry under the direction of the Chief Dental Officer, will perform full scope dentistry in the dental clinic. The Dentist will provide quality and cost effective dental services to our patient population, meeting their diverse health and social needs. The Dentist will perform complete examinations of patients and screen all patients for health maintenance needs, in a relationship based model of care with a team of health providers. The Dentist will document clinical observations, adhere to industry standards and conduct chart reviews to ensure compliance. The ideal Dentist for this position will have the ability to connect respectfully with patients.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Deliver superior quality care to all patients regardless of socioeconomic status or cultural background.
Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures.
Examines patients; utilizes x-rays, mirrors, explorers and other diagnostic procedures and instruments.
Cleans, fills, extracts and replaces teeth, using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, medications and surgical implements.
Designs and builds crowns, bridges and other oral structures.
Plans program of examination and treatment for patient clientele.
Participate in management and staff meetings, and other Board and misc. meetings and retreats if appropriate.
Ensure safety and security of Dental Department according to OSHA requirements.
Follow current protocol and procedures relative to personnel, expenditures and purchases
Develop and implement patient dental education program in accordance with currently acceptable dental practices.
Maintain written records as required by law and ensure quality dental health care and sound fiscal and management control.
Provide direct dental care to Clinic patients.
Participate in planning with administrative, medical staff and the Board and follow through with goals as they are set.
Work in accordance with the Vision Statement/Mission Statement as published by the Board of Directors.
Directly supervises dental staff.
- DDS or DMD; current, valid dental license to practice in the State of Oregon or the ability to obtain one before starting, CPR/First Aid required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills2Possess the tact necessary to deal effectively with patients, physicians and employees
Possess knowledge of modern office equipment, systems and procedures.
Current, relevant, and substantial knowledge of areas related to health center licensing and operations, e.g., legal/regulatory, administrative, policy, protocols, and other clinical issues, especially within a FQHC environment, required.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team, in collaborative settings, required.
- Understands and is committed to maintaining highest level of confidentiality.
- Sensitivity to needs of culturally diverse patient and employee population.