An exempt position serving Indian and non-Indian patients/clientele.
DMD/DDS degree from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA. Requires a minimum of two years of experience post-residency as a general family practitioner in the private or public health sectors. CAD/CAM and Implant Placement experience preferred. Idaho State Dental License, DEA Registration and Idaho Controlled Substance Registration eligibility are required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Available to provide patient care from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.
- Attend 7:45am huddle having reviewed charts, and prepared for the day.
- Participate actively and productively in staff meetings.
- Treat emergency patients as the schedule allows, focusing on quality care and compassion.
- Perform “on the job” training of auxiliary staff members for professional growth and development.
- Support and utilize expanded functions of all certified staff.
- Oversees auxiliary staff performance on a daily basis, providing clear feedback on positive and negative behaviors, in accordance with clinic policy and standards of care.
- Follows policy on telephone usage, limiting personal calls to emergency situations.
- Follows policy on computer usage: Dental Department computers are to be used for departmental/company use only.
- Follows strict adherence to the ethics and Code of Conduct as established by the ADA, Idaho State Board of Dental Examiners and the organization.
- Maintains compliance with annual continuing education and CPR requirements as established by the Idaho State Board of Dental Examiners.
- Develops and maintains positive relationships with dental and medical professionals in the community.
- Provides comprehensive dental services to all patients in a non-discriminatory, confidential and professional atmosphere.
- Maintain obligation of staying on time with appointed patients.
- Maintains complete and thorough documentation of treatment plans, medical histories, treatments rendered and patient interactions in the appropriate section of the patient record.
- Practices appropriate prescription writing for narcotic and antibiotic medications as established by the published Standards of Care.
- Ensure local anesthetic solutions have current expiration dates.
- Diagnose accurately patient’s dental conditions with an eye toward total patient health.
- Presents comprehensive treatment plans that provide for the full scope of family dentistry services and quality patient care.
- Provides patient services with clinical competence, compassion and caring communication.
- Responsible for maximizing clinical procedures during all scheduled appointment times.
- Adequately utilizes the ‘quick call’ list to fill cancelled/no show appointments.
- Proactively strategizes and treats emergency patients as the schedule allows.
- Serves as a functional and positive member of the Dental Team, especially regarding the total dental program plans and objectives.
- Utilizes and maximizes equipment and resources available in the best interest of the patient.
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