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Cherokee Health Systems


September 29, 2022



General Dentist with passion and experience in pediatric dentistry

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Flexible schedule around Dentist preference is available including both Full or Part Time options

Location:  Talbott, TN

Cherokee Health Systems is seeking compassionate, service-oriented individuals to join our clinics! Do you have a heart for helping underserved communities? Do you enjoy serving others while still maintaining a great work/life balance? Then this is your sign to come work with us!

Who we are:

Cherokee Health Systems is a comprehensive healthcare organization caring for over 70,000 patients across 13 counties in Tennessee. We provide integrated primary medical, behavioral, dental, optometry, and clinical pharmacy services through our nationally recognized integrated model of care. Cherokee Health Systems is a unique “hybrid safety net”, holding designations as a Federally Qualified Health Center, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility, and Licensed Community Mental Health Center. We are committed to serving our mission to care for all, regardless of ability to pay, through innovation, excellence, and teamwork. We are a resilient organization, strengthened by collaboration across all functions of the system, including clinical care, finance, human resources, information technology, and operations.


Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures by utilizing a team-based model and performing the following duties. The ideal candidate would have comfort caring for children, adults, and families.


Include the following:

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Examines patient to determine nature of condition.

  • Clean teeth and provides preventive dental services to patient such as applications of fluoride and sealants to teeth.

  • Caps injured teeth and fills cavities.

  • Pediatric examination of teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.

  • Injects painkiller into patient's gum and extracts diseased teeth.

  • Designs and makes dentures to replace missing or diseased teeth.

  • Educates patient in oral and dental hygiene.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate dental records system.

  • Develop and implement a consultation and referral system which assures adequate continuity of care to dental patients.

  • Promote a team concept of healthcare delivery.

  • Provide a variety of professional dental services to the community and clinic patients; administer examinations, diagnose dental problems, prescribe treatment and follow-up.


Education & Experience:

Must have obtained either DDS or DMD from an accredited dental school; four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses: Must be licensed as a Dentist in the state of Tennessee.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will provide clinical direction to Hygienist and Dental Assistant.

Cherokee Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetics.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.


Desired Start Date

General Dentist

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