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Staff Dentist

Golden Valley Health Centers Merced, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

The Dental Services Program is responsible for the delivery of quality dental services in the context of our integrated medical-dental ambulatory setting.

The Staff Dentist is responsible for providing (as appropriate) general dental services and will assist in establishing standards of dental service and developing organizational plans to carry out a team approach to comprehensive dental, medical, and nutritional service. The Staff Dentist reports to the Dental Manager.

Schedule is Monday – Friday, or flexible to work part-time. Several openings available due to growing dental practice in Merced County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· The Staff Dentist is primarily responsible for the delivery of complete dental care with an emphasis on prevention and patient education. Treatment will involve virtually all aspects of clinical dentistry including periodontics, pedodontics, oral surgery, restorative, fixed and removable prosthetics, and endodontic.

· The Staff Dentist must be able to work with and secure the cooperation of a wide variety of patients and employees.

· Assist the Dental Clinic Manager in the development of clinical protocols and procedures, including preventive dentistry and oral health education.

· Other duties include, but are not limited to:

· Adherence to GVHC rules and policies.

· Other duties and/or special projects as assigned.

Physical Demands

1. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and push up to 100 pounds (on wheels).

2. Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.

3. Must have vision with or without lenses that is adequate to read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.

4. Must have high manual dexterity.

5. Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually average.

Education/Experience Requirements


1. Graduation from an accredited dental school. Must have a license to practice in California.

Job Knowledge:

1. Authorize knowledge of the principles, practice and techniques of dentistry. Special knowledge in the prevention aspects of oral health and its related techniques and procedures. Experience and understanding of dental health education methods. Basic understanding of nutrition.

Ability to:

1. Training and Experience: Professional experience in clinical dentistry preferable.

2. Experience in working or desire to work in rural community setting with many ethnic groups.

3. Bilingual ability in Spanish would be a plus.

Golden Valley Health Centers

Why Work Here?

Growing medical organization offering generous benefits, competitive compensation, and making positive impact in the community!

Golden Valley Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center. With over 900 employees in 38 clinics and 12 dental centers serving a diverse population, we provide health care services to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Just a short drive from beautiful Yosemite National Park and a two hour drive from the Bay Area, GVHC is located in Central California. Affordable cost of living, access to national parks and outdoor activities, quality educational opportunities, and friendly neighbors are just a few of the reasons that make Central California a great place to call home. We offer generous benefits, competitive compensation package, and tremendous growth opportunities! Come grow with us!

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