SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.