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Virginia Community Healthcare Association
January 18, 2024
Job Title: Dentist in a Lynchburg Area Health Center
Reports To: Dental Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Status: Full-time (32-40 hours/week, schedule varies)
The Dentist is responsible for protecting patients' oral health by diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries, and abnormalities of teeth and gums; undertaking preventive procedures; conducting surgery; performing other specialized techniques. In addition, the Dentist is expected to be familiar with the philosophy, goals, and objectives of our organization, a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, and to work collaboratively to achieve them. The Dentist may be directed by the Dental Director to perform other duties in accordance with funding agencies’ requirements, contractual agreements, as well as policies, procedures and protocols established by the Board of Directors.
Assesses the condition of patients' oral cavities by examining patients' teeth and supporting tissue using radiographic equipment, dental equipment, and instruments, utilizing dental auxiliary staff.
Develops patients' oral health care treatment plan by diagnosing conditions, consulting with patients, dental specialists, and physicians.
Repairs decayed and broken teeth by removing decay; contouring, restoring, extracting, and replacing teeth; placing filling materials; taking impressions of existing teeth; prescribing crowns; prescribing the fabrication of bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures.
Maintains soft tissue by treating diseases of the gums.
Maintains tooth nerves by performing root canal treatments.
Maintains dental patients' general health by consulting with Free Clinic primary care providers regarding medical issues, medical specialists regarding acute health issues, and pharmacists regarding pharmacological implications of dental treatment medicaments.
Obtains dental specialists for general dentistry patients by referring to endodontists, oral/maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, periodontists, and prosthodontists
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; maintaining asepsis; complying with the State's Dental Practice Act and other health and legal regulations.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by answering patient questions, responding to requests, keeping patient information confidential.
Must be a DDS or DMD from an accredited school.
Active Virginia License as a Dentist.
Experience with Dental Software, eClinicalWorks preferred.
Knowledge of OSHA and HIPAA regulations.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people, particularly those experiencing socio-economic disparity.
Ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective therapeutic treatment plans.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
Ability to independently assess the nature and extent of dental, both periodontal and caries risk assessments and associated conditions and pathology in dental patients.
Ability to perform a full range of established dental procedures.
Knowledge of patient screening, charting and medical history procedures and documentation.
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical co-workers.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills and responsibilities required.
Desired Start Date
$198k - $220k