OPEN PERIOD: January 24, 2018 through December 31, 2018
SERIES & GRADE: GS 11 - 12
WHO MAY APPLY: All US Citizens
• Completes preliminary examinations on new dental service patients; review's patient's medical and dental history; examines the teeth and periodontium for evidence of plaque and periodontal disease and has the findings charted in the dental record. • Performs a full range of professional dental duties in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental disease or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures, including Operative Dentistry, Oral Diagnosis, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Pedodontics, Endodontics, Fixed and/or Removable Prosthodontics, Orthodontics Oral Medicine, Geriatric Dentristry, and Dental Prevention. • Prepares treatment plans for patients including assessment of problem, type of oral hygiene care required, nutrition assessment and counseling, restorative and rehabilitative care possible with available resources. • Present lectures and demonstration in oral health care to various patient and community groups such as: diabetics, hemodialysis patients, drug or alcohol dependent patients, and health boards. May instruct nurse, health educators, social workers, nursing assistants, community health representatives, other medical staff, and school teachers in proper techniques of oral hygiene to a variety of patients. • Provides technical and clinical guidance and direction to all Basic Clinical Dentist and Dental Assistants.
• Must pass pre-employment examination. • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check. • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation. • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. • U.S. Citizenship is required. • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
• Applicants must have a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from a school approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
• Applicants must have passed the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) which are developed and administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) and possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
• Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.
Name: Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health (DOH) recruits dentists, dental hygienists and students who seek a career providing care to 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Some 480 dentists serve in Indian health facilities, in specialties including pedodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics and Dental Public Health.
IHS DOH attracts individuals who appreciate an outdoor lifestyle and enjoy living and working in some of the most scenic destinations in the country. American Indians and Alaska Natives represent a diverse, culturally rich population with proud traditions and unique heri...