JOB TITLE: Pediatric Dentist
REPORTS TO: Regional Dental Director
Welcome to Preventistry®! We are revolutionizing oral health for everyone by redefining prevention and care.
A more effective health care system requires a revolution in oral health care and DentaQuest's affiliated practices are leading the way. The affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dental from DentaQuest , Community Dental Care of Kentucky , Community Dental Care of Texas , DentaQuest Oral Health Center , Gentech Dentist and Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers .
A revolution requires us to reach beyond the dental chair to reshape the oral health system. We address full-body health and its relationship with social and cultural determinates by expanding access to care, the affordability of care and implementing a greater focus on timely prevention of dental disease, rather than intervention.
DentaQuest continues to create a strong partnership for optimizing health system performance by adding an innovative approach to the delivery of oral health care to its extensive experience as a leading dental health benefits administrator. The people of DentaQuest have a common purpose: we work together as one, with passion, perseverance and focus to achieve a nation where no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay, where adults keep all their teeth for their entire lives, where every person has access to quality dental care.
DentaQuest's affiliated care delivery practices are made up of over 200 providers, over 80 practices across six states, with more than 700 employees providing care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Dedicated to our mission: To improve the oral health of all. We harness our unique reach and insights to provide patients with better care, timely education,greater access, innovative solutions, and transformative system change. We call this industry leading approach to dentistry - Preventistry®.
The Pediatric Dentist, reporting to the Regional Dental Director, provides pediatric dental care in a general dentistry practice. The Pediatric dentist is expected to provide a quality pediatric patient experience. Position contributes to DentaQuest Care Group's continued success by passionately executing the company's business model; promoting the company culture, mission and values; and ensuring consistent compliance with all key company programs and operating initiatives. Responsible for driving superior levels of pediatric patient service while striving continuously to improve outcomes. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience. This position will travel.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs optimal standard of care for all pediatric patients utilizing ADA and AAPD guidelines.
Diagnoses and provide optimal dental treatment to include options, discussion and explanation of treatment plans with pediatric patients and/or guardians to their satisfaction and mutual understanding.
Educates pediatric patients and guardians on the importance of maintaining proper oral goals for both medical and dental health considerations.
Communicates with our practice and administrative support teams regarding pediatric patient treatment plans, required follow up visits and referrals to specialty dentists.
Prescribes medications as necessary and appropriate.
Carefully documents all medications, diagnoses, consultations and treatment plans in the electronic medical record and adhere to HIPAA regulations.
Ensures execution of proper follow up and continued care of pediatric patients involved in multi - step treatment plans, particularly for those pediatric patients referred for specialty care.
Attends required continuing education courses related to the dental profession for continued and improved knowledge and technique of dentistry and oral health as well as to maintain current licensure.
Consistently attends and participates in team meetings and huddles.
Practices and follow infection control and OSHA regulations.
Partners with the Practice Manager to ensure business objectives are met.
Follows all rules and regulations set by the state, federal and governmental entities.
Demonstrates and encourage a pediatric patient focus in all practice operations.
Fosters strong relationships with pediatric patients to create connections and influence pediatric patient retention.
Ensures appropriate follow through with pediatric patients to create lasting relationships with facility.
Executes company standards, processes, and procedures to ensure quality of service and a consistent pediatric patient experience.
Strives to balance the achievement of operational targets while ensuring an exceptional pediatric patient experience.
Keep current with specialty guidelines related to best practices and advancements in techniques, materials and procedures in order to practice at the highest level.
Other duties as required.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
DDS or DMD required.
Completion of post-doctoral, CODA accredited, pediatric dentistry residency program.
Current CPR certification.
Licensing/certifications as required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
*Must have hospital privileges at St Charles*
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the company.
Occasional overnight travel.
Ability to stand for frequent and extended periods of time.
The ability to bend, squat, kneel, reach overhead and carry or lift up to 50 pounds.
Manual dexterity and sitting is required in carrying out position responsibilities.
The ability to handle sharp instruments.
May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards in a controlled environment.
May be exposed to hazardous chemicals or substances.
Personal Protective Equipment required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.
** In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ's Compliance Officer. **
DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program. #advantagedental