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Petaluma Health Center


April 18, 2024


Rohnert Park

Summary: The Staff Dentist performs evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth, periodontal tissues and other related oral structures and their impact on the body. The Staff Dentist performs general dental hygiene and periodontal treatment, and provides patients with dental education. In addition, our Staff Dentists perform dental restorations, crowns, bridges, implant supported restorations and dentures; root canal therapy and oral surgery procedures; pediatric dentistry and orthodontic treatment according to their level of training and expertise and within the scope of the clinic’s practice. A Staff Dentist manages the care of patients and provides necessary referrals with prompt follow up. He/she will supervise and guide dental auxiliaries and front office staff with performing their duties, while working as a team to provide excellent care to our patients. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

Patient Care: 

Provides and manages patient care

Delivers high quality of care in basic and advanced dental services in all phases of dentistry to patients of all ages

Diagnoses and treats patients to achieve excellent results within estimated treatment time with maximum attention to patient comfort

Delivers treatment plans to patients along with an informed consent discussion surrounding treatment options, risks, benefits and alternatives

Makes appropriate referrals and communicates with specialists

Provides patient education materials

Possesses excellent people skills, particularly a caring attitude toward patients and staff

Follows a comprehensive program of preventive dentistry

Creates treatment plans and prioritizes treatment based on medical necessity and quadrant dentistry


Manages immediate staff such as assistants and patient care coordinator

Ensures correct coding and accurate patient records according to clinic protocol

Monitors patient scheduling to ensure efficiency and effectiveness through “perfect day scheduling”. Supports PCCs with scheduling and patient panel management

Able to lead and supervise the work of others

Shares information obtained in seminars and educational resources

Performs performance evaluations annually for the RDAs and PCCs they work with


Maintains thorough, accurate, timely and up-to-date patient records

Responsible of documenting visit details to facilitate billing and to demonstrate medical necessity and quality of care


Follows established protocols, policies and procedures

Follows Standards of Care, Quality Assurance & Improvement Program and works collaboratively to achieve clinic goals

Complies with all applicable State and Federal regulations, including but not limited to, Dental Board of California (DBCA), OSHA, CalOSHA and infection control guidelines

Ensures patient confidentiality consistent with state and federal law 

Other Duties: 

Understands the overall practice mission and works collaboratively to achieve long term and short term goals for the clinic

Understands practice scope consistent with the mission and values of the clinic

Attends and participates actively in required meetings, trainings and functions

Maintains a positive relationship with practitioners in the community

Works with the IT department and Dentrix, Guru and Dexis Support

Communicates with dental laboratories and other outside vendors

Actively contributes to the achievement of the triple aim goals and company strategic goals

Supports the department with achieving budget goals and is cost conscious when requesting materials, supplies and equipment

Performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve clinic goals and objectives, as directed by the Chief Dental Officer


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 



Graduate of an ADA accredited Dental School /required

Desired Skills: 

Dentistry requires diagnostic ability and manual skills

Dentists should have good visual memory, excellent judgment regarding space, shape and color, a high degree of manual dexterity and scientific ability

Good business sense, self-discipline, and good communication skills are also important factors

Other skills are: taking x-rays and photographs, computer skills, taking precautions against infectious diseases, dealing with tense patients, using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, and medications

Licenses and Certifications: 

Active dental license for the state of CA, must have met all applicable state requirements

Completed CE requirements including Dental Practice Act and Infection control

Current BLS certification

Language Skills: Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.


21 Days of Paid Time Off

10 Observed Holidays

Medical Insurance (Entire deductible paid by us!)

30 Chiropractor and Acupuncture visits per year included with enrollment in our health insurance plans (Kaiser and WHA)

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Gym Membership Discounts at Synergy Health Club and 24-Hour Fitness!

401K Matching after 1 year of employment

Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care FSA

Life Insurance (included at no cost to the employee)

Long Term Disability (included at no cost to the employee)

Employee Assistance Program (included at no cost to the employee)


Desired Start Date


Staff Dentist

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