Dentist

Employer
DePaul Community Health Centers
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary
Up to $160,000 + Benefits
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Position
General Dentist
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time
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The Dentist is responsible for providing compassionate, high-quality dental care to our patients. Provide leadership and direction to Dental Hygienists and support team members in all areas of DCHC patient treatment. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

· Diagnose dental conditions and plan oral health care in consultation with patients and parents  

· Ensure treatment plan is reviewed with each patient / parent and informed consent is granted for treatments rendered  

· Provide great customer service by offering same day care when possible and ensuring parent / patient satisfaction  

· Educate patients and parents about improving and maintaining oral health care  

· Obtain diagnostic pre-operative radiographs for every procedure  

· Local Anesthesia must be limited appropriately  

· Effectively and safely administer behavior management techniques to enable delivery of dental care especially for uncooperative children  

· Develop treatment plans for patients consistent with the American Dental Association Guidelines 

· Adhere to all federal and government regulations, including the state dental board rules and regulations, HIPPA and OSHA regulations  

· Conduct behavior in a manner that is professional and courteous to all patients, parents, and office staff at all times 

· Consistently portray a positive working attitude that fosters a pleasant work environment  

· Maintain a consistent schedule in response to patient need 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift/carry up to 30 pounds and be able to twist, turn, bend and stoop. 

 

  WORKING CONDITIONS 

Majority of work performed in a clinical environment. Requires availability for extended hours during peak patient periods. Hours may change to meet the business needs. 

 

REQUIREMENTS 

 

· DDS/DMD from a dental education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. 

 

· Two (2) years practice experience and/or completion of a residency from an accredited postgraduate program.  

 

· A current, valid license to practice dentistry in the state of Louisiana and providing patient care (License must be in good standing)  

 

· Malpractice insurance (in place before start date)  

 

· CPR/BLS Certification (current before start date)  

 

· NPI provider number (in place before start date)  

· DEA number (application submitted before start date)  

· CDS (in states where applicable) 

 

· Experience with electronic dental record 

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics 

 

· Must love working with a diverse group/ population  

 

· Compassion and high level of service for our patients and staff  

 

· Integrity, always doing the right thing  

 

· Team building skills; organizational and staff development skills  

 

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills  

 

· Able to organize work and engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously 

 

· High degree of initiative, accountability and independent judgment  

 

· Professional manner and appearance at all times 

 

· Computer literate 

 

· Mentoring staff employees on developing their skills Certifications, Licenses, and registrations   

 

 

 

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