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Associate Dentist

Employer
Belfast Dental Care
Location
Mid-coast Maine
Salary
Compensation is commensurate with experience + benefits
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position
Associate Dentist
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time, Part Time
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We are looking to hire an experienced Associate Dentist to perform routine and complex dental procedures on patients according to their oral health needs and cosmetic concerns. The Associate Dentist’s responsibilities include developing suitable treatment plans for patients, keeping an accurate record of all appointments, diagnoses, and treatments, and answering patients’ questions. You should also be able to oversee the work of the technical and administrative staff. Additional responsibilities include the following:

Responsibilities

  • Utilizing X-rays and computer-generated imaging to assist with examinations
  • Examining patients' teeth and gums to diagnose and treat various oral health issues
  • Providing dental treatments to patients, including routine cleanings, extractions, dental
  • fillings, cavity, and tooth decay treatments, teeth whitening, bonding, and applications of dental crowns, caps, and veneers
  • Administering local anesthesia to patients as needed
  • Educating patients on good oral hygiene practices and advising them on proper aftercare following certain dental procedures
  • Performing oral cancer screenings
  • Prescribing antibiotics and pain medications to patients as required
  • Ensuring that all dental instruments and equipment are sterilized before each use
  • Taking impressions of patients’ mouths for the fabrication of customized mouthguards and dentures

Basic Qualifications

To be successful as an Associate Dentist, you should be able to effectively use all dental instruments and equipment without injuring patients. Ultimately, an exceptional Associate Dentist should demonstrate excellent communication skills and ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times. Additional qualifications include the following:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)
  • State license to practice dentistry
  • The ability to use various dental instruments and equipment
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Helpful and polite
  • Current BLS/CPR certification
  • Proficiency using MS Excel, MS Word, and e-mail

To be at the top of our list, you will also have the following preferred qualifications:

  • Comfortable with anterior RCT procedure
  • Experience using Eaglesoft patient management software
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