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JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY

To provide dental care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in a school based, health clinic setting. Children from Kindergarten - 12th grade.  Responsible for providing preventative and restorative dental care that is consistent with accepted professional standards.  Expected to consistently work to ensure patient satisfaction and maintain positive relationships with the dental clinic staff.     Works as part of a care team that practices evidenced based medicine in a Patient Centered Medical Home model of care.

Education and/or experience

Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS)

Competencies

  • Minimum of one years’ experience in human/social services, preferably in a healthcare environment.
  • Training or direct experience in counseling, interviewing, service plan development, decision making, and information and referral services is preferred. 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provide general and comprehensive dentistry services and supervise dental and clinical staff.
  2. Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical dental policies and procedures.
  3. Diagnose and evaluate dental conditions and maintaining accurate dental records to support diagnose/evaluation.
  4. Interpret x-rays and treat mouth diseases.  Provide restorations and other treatment as needed.
  5. Perform emergency procedures on patients to reduce or eliminate pain.  Assess treatment options and agree on treatment plan with patients.
  6. Instruct/educate patients in oral hygiene and dental care.
  7. Assist with the development and implementation of Dental Quality Assurance.
  8. Train and evaluate assigned dental staff.
  9. Other assignments by Medical director as necessary.
  10. Provides supervision and guidance for PATHS’  Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AAP/EEO Statement

PATHS’provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Posted On: Tuesday, 20th April 2021
Category: Licensed Professional
Department: Dental
Shift: Week Days
Location: Danville
School Based Health Center
TBD
Job Type:
40 Hours per Week
Education: Graduate Degree
Duration: Permanent

Job Description:

To provide dental care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients of the PATHS Dental Clinic.  Responsible for providing preventative and restorative dental care that is consistent with accepted professional standards.  Expected to consistently work to ensure patient satisfaction and maintain positive relationships with the dental clinic staff.    

 

Job Duties

  1.  Provide general and comprehensive dentistry services and supervise dental and clinical staff.
  2. Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical dental policies and procedures.
  3. Diagnose and evaluate dental conditions and maintaining accurate dental records to support diagnose/evaluation.
  4. Interpret x-rays and treat mouth diseases.  Provide restorations and other treatment as needed.
  5. Perform emergency procedures on patients to reduce or eliminate pain.  Assess treatment options and agree on treatment plan with patients.
  6. Instruct/educate patients in oral hygiene and dental care.
  7. Assist with the development and implementation of Dental Quality Assurance.
  8. Train and evaluate assigned dental staff.
  9. Other assignments by Medical director as necessary.

Preferred Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

Education:     Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS)

Experience:   Minimum of one years experience in human/social services, preferably in a healthcare environment.

Training:        Training or direct experience in counseling, interviewing, service plan development, decision making, information and referral services is preferred.  Direct experience with HIV/AIDS population is ideal.

Licensure:     Valid license to practice dentistry in the state of Virginia