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Staff Dentist

South Plains Rural Health Services
Lamesa, Texas
Negotiable salary to be discussed with CEO
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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General Dentist
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Full Time
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South Plains Rural Health Services in Lamesa, Texas is currently hiring for Staff Dentist.

The Staff Dentist works as part of the dental provider team providing dental services to the patients of the Center. The staff dentist performs complex dental work, which involves providing for the dental care, treatment, and welfare of patients. May be responsible for the supervision of dental staff.


1. Coordinates the implementation of dental functions in order to meet patient care needs and industry and agency standards.

2. Appraises patient dental needs and correctional methods.

3.Provides dental services to patients, including the application of fillings, extractions, x-rays, restorations, dental prostheses, as appropriate, and diagnoses and treats oral lesions.

4.Ensures dental staff applies proper dental techniques and methods.

5.Reviews rules and standards, recommends changes in departmental policies and procedures, as appropriate to the Dental Director.

6. Maintains patient records of dental services rendered.

7.Stresses the importance of preventive dental care measures.

8.Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and radiological testing, in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.

9.Confers with consulting dentists, patients, and patient's families concerning treatment and care of patients.

10.Refers those cases, which require specialist services, but maintains responsibility, assuring that continuity of care is provided.

11. Participates in the development and implementation of a regularly up-dated performance improvement plan.

12.Attends all dental staff meetings and participates in the health center's Performance Improvement program.

13.Performs other necessary duties as required by the community health center to meet the goals of providing primary dental care.

14.Recognize own role in marketing of clinic services by developing positive relations with the public in general.

15.Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.


1.Graduation from an accredited school of dentistry with a Doctor of Dentistry degree.

2.License to practice dentistry in the State of Texas.

3. Knowledge of the principles and practices of preventive and corrective dentistry and oral hygiene; and of clinical dentistry requirements.

4. Skill in the use of dental tools and equipment.

5.Ability to supervise the work of others; to provide patient dental care; to diagnose patient dental care needs; and to prepare and maintain accurate records.

6.The ability to relate with warmth and effectiveness to the patients and other health care providers of the health center

7.Must be qualified in Basic Life Support techniques.

8. Sufficient experience and/or education to carry out the duties of this position.


South Plains Rural Health Services is committed to providing comprehensive health care to patients of all ages. Located in Levelland, Lamesa, and Big Spring, Texas, the center addresses every single health care need their patients may have. 

There's no need to book appointments at multiple practices or travel out of the way to fill a prescription! SPRHS is a full-service family health care center that can address all of the basic health care needs of our patients, including medical, dental, behavioral health, and optometry services. South Plains Rural Health Services is an FTCA deemed facility. 

SPRHS accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private health insurance plans. They also serve individuals that are not covered by health insurance. Patients are charged for services on a sliding fee scale based on the household size and income. In accordance with federal regulation, proof of income must be provided for the patient to be eligible for any sliding fee discount on services. 

The center is committed to providing care to all patients, regardless of economic status. 

South Plains Rural Health Services is proud to operate in a diverse community and respects all cultural backgrounds. Staff members provide patients with the care they need in a language they understand. SPRHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin "including limited English proficiency," religion, disability, age, or sex. 


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