Graduation from an accredited dental school with a DDS or DMD degree. Current license to practice dentistry in any U.S. state or territory.Obtaining an Alaskan dental license within one year of employment is required. Knowledge of public health principles and practices preferred. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. Current CPR (BLS) certification. Completion of an accredited general practice residency program is preferred but not mandatory. Requires a comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient settings and knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to public health organizations. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span (e.g. pediatric/adult/geriatric) and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the assigned unit's policies and procedures. Assumes quality of care for all patients at all times. Adheres to the highest standard of dental practices, ethics and professionalism. Examines individuals requesting care, diagnoses their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out or directs others to carry out appropriate dental/oral treatment or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with BBAHC policies and clinical guidelines. Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patients dental record 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 the staff dentist shall complete referrals and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the corporation. Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health. Serves on corporate committees as assigned. Participates in short and long term program planning for the dental department and the corporation, including development of goals and objectives. Travels to fulfill the corporations needs and attends meetings as necessary to represent the corporation and/or the Dental Department. Responsible for full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and corporate rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and the clinical provisions of dental care as well as those relating to, but not limited to personal issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality. As directed by the Chief Dental Officer, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives. Assists in the implementation of the Dental Departmental plan through coordination with village health care professionals, through direct patient contact, and interaction with civic/educational/ tribal groups. Associated topics: adjunct, associate, clinic, clinical, dds, dmd, faculty, general dentist, practice, private
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