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General Dentist (Intermittent)

Employer
Denver Health & Hospital
Location
Denver, Colorado
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022

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Position
Employee Dentist
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Part Time, Flexible
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The Denver Health Department of Dentistry is recruiting for an intermittent dentist to join our team of 15 general dentists.  This position will help the team at multiple dental offices in the city of Denver.  Successful applicants will have one year of experience preferred and have an interest in working in our public health safety net setting.  The dental team at Denver Health cares for a urban FQHC patient population and consists of general dentists, pediatric dentists, oral surgeons, registered dental hygienists, dental assistants, front office staff, a GPR residency and a pediatric dental residency.  Our dental practices are co located with primary care physician practices and serve the needs of our unique communities across the Denver Metro area. 

Under minimal supervision, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth or mouth tissue. Remove decay, fill cavities, examine, x-rays, place protective plastic sealants on children's teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. Perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases. Extract teeth and make models and measurements for dentures to replace missing teeth. Provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. Administer anesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.

 

Responsibilities

1. Performs professional dental care which includes restorative dentistry, exodontia, and visual examination of patient’s oral cavity, analyzing results of x-rays, other diagnostic procedures, removal of decay teeth, extract or restore teeth. 2. Prepares charts and determines that most feasible plan for treatment. 3. Maintains charts and treatment plans and completes required reports. 4. Treat exposure of pulp by pulp capping, removal of pulp chamber, or root canal, using dental instruments, 5. Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patient during procedure. 6. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards. 7. Educates patients regarding preventative dentistry and oral hygiene. 8. Treats disease of teeth, gum and mouth with appropriate medication. 9. Examine teeth, gum and related issues, using dental instruments, x-ray and other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose disease or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments. 10. Formulate plan of treatment for patient’s teeth and mouth tissues. 11. Diagnose and treat disease, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventative and corrective services. 12. Advise and instruct patients regarding preventative dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services. 13. Makes proper treatment referrals for appropriate health care procedures with dental and medical health professionals. Communicates effectively and ensures loop closure with specialty referrals. 14. Write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications. 15. Authorizes the manufacture of dental prosthetics by dental laboratories. 16. Enhance professional growth and development through participations in educational programs, receiving current literature, and attending in-service meetings and workshops. 17. Completes all counts with 100% accuracy. 18. Supervises and manages dental staff when appropriate. 19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Knowledge of the principles, standard practices, and techniques of dentistry sufficient to be able to provide dental care and information regarding preventative dentistry and oral hygiene. 2. Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, objectives, safety, and infection control standards sufficient to be able to maintain the expected level of efficiency. 3. Skill in exercising initiative, judgement, and decision making in solving problems and meeting organizational objectives. 4. Skill in diagnosing dental problems and developing treatment plans. 5. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, organizations and the public. 6. Skill in maintaining and organizing departmental records, records, reports and files. 7. Skill in adapting new information relative to the work assignment through educational seminars, meetings, and staff meetings. 8. Performs in a tactful and professional manner.

Education 
• Doctorate Degree (Required) 1. Graduate from an accredited school of dentistry required. 2. One year of experience since completion of training preferred.

Experience 
1 year preferred.  

Credentials 
• Physician (Required) Current Colorado dental licenses required. Current Colorado dental licenses required.
• Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
• Controlled Substance Regulation Certification (Required)

Location
Denver Health Main Campus 

Work Type

Intermittent  

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. 

Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.  Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Applicants can apply online or submit CV to:
Aaron Ortiz, Manager Provider Recruitment 
aaron.ortiz@dhha.org 

 

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