JOB TITLE: Exodontist Dentist
REPORTS TO: Regional Dental Director
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center and its family of affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental Care) are working to revolutionize oral health care for communities across the United States. To do this, we take a unique, industry-leading approach to care delivery by creating lasting healthy outcomes through positive dental experiences. We call this all-in approach Preventistry®.
Advantage Dental and affiliate practices are bound by a mission: To improve the oral health of all. Comprised of 80 practices, over 200 providers and more than 800 support employees throughout six states, our network of practices provide care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Join our team to be part of something greater, driving change that supports a more effective oral health care system. Together we are creating healthy, confident smiles across the Nation.
The Exodontist, reporting to the Director of Clinical Affairs, provides and manages dental diagnostic and surgical procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions. 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 patient service while striving continuously to improve outcomes. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Diagnoses and provides appropriate dental treatment plans to patients to include discussion and explanation of treatment plans with patients and/or guardians to their satisfaction and mutual understanding.
Facilitates the removal of teeth as well as surgical recontouring of dental alveolus at the direction of the referring dentist or as a result of direct examination.
Soft tissue surgical manipulation and removal of tissues as indicated in conjunction with the hard tissue surgery.
Utilizes best practices, evidenced based dentistry and ADA standards of care in guiding your clinical practice.
Communicates with our clinical and administrative support team regarding patient treatment plans, required follow up visits and referrals to specialty dentists.
Collaborates with referring providers and medical providers to properly meet the needs of the patient.
Prescribes medications as necessary and appropriate.
Carefully documents all medications, diagnoses, consultations and treatment plans in the electronic medical record in a timely manner (end of business day) while adhering to HIPAA regulations.
Follows the dental office infection control plan, employee health and safety program, and patient protection plan consistent with DentaQuest Care Group policies and relevant guidelines from OSHA, CDC, ADA, HIPAA and other relevant organizations and laws.
Ensures execution of proper follow up and continued care of patients involved in multi-step treatment plans.
Attends required continuing education courses related to the dental profession for continued and improved knowledge and technique of dentistry and oral health.
Keeps current with surgical guidelines related to best practices and advancements in techniques, materials and procedures in order to practice at the highest level.
Practices and follows infection control and OSHA regulations.
Follows all rules and regulations set by the state, federal and governmental entities.
Consistently attends and participates in team meetings and huddles.
Partners with the Practice Manager to ensure business objectives are met.
Demonstrates and encourage a patient focus in all practice operations.
Fosters strong relationships with patients to create connections and influence patient retention.
Ensures appropriate follow through with patients to create lasting relationships with facility and/or referring provider.
Executes company standards, processes, and procedures to ensure quality of service and a consistent patient experience.
Strives to balance the achievement of operational targets while ensuring an exceptional patient experience.
Other duties as needed or 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 leading, directing, and 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.
Dentist licensing/certifications a required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Current CPR certification.
Attends additional training as requested/deemed necessary to maintain surgical skills
Group practice dental experience preferred.
Full-Time schedule preferred.
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the company.
Occasional overnight travel.
Must be able to communicate effectively.
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.