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Full-Time Dentist- Public Health

Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency
Clyde, North Carolina
$188,535.32 or Pay Compensatory Based on Experience + benefits
Closing date
Aug 6, 2023

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General Dentist
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

This position provides dental services for the Haywood County Health and Human Services Dental Program. Dentist will be responsible for providing quality comprehensive dental clinical services, including community education/promotion, prevention, and clinical dental care. This is professional work in providing dental services to patients in a public health program. Employees perform examinations to determine and deliver dental treatment. Employees plan and conduct dental health education and clinical treatment programs and serve as consultants to health units or other medical and paramedical services in a state institution, clinic, or community health agency. Work will include the supervision of other dental personnel, such as dental assistants and/or dental hygienists. Work requires independent professional responsibility.

Clinical Dentistry: Evaluate patient health histories relative to needed dental care. Provide dental examinations, diagnoses, and treatment planning for children and adult populations. Consult with parents concerning the dental needs/treatment of their children. Provide clinical dental services for patients, including preventive, primary restorative and routine surgical procedures. Complete, maintain, and monitor patient charts. Participates in short and long-term planning of goals and objectives for the Dental Clinic. Stay informed of current dental science/practice through attendance at professional meetings and continuing dental education. Make necessary referrals based on dental needs. Provide direct dental oversight and supervision for all clinical dental team members.

Dental Public Health: Assess and monitor the dental health needs of the Haywood County community. Work with Dental Hygienist in providing community dental health education for children, parents, educators, and health professionals. Participate in dental health promotion activities, such as promotional campaigns, community events, media coverage, and community health fairs. Plan and participate in community prevention activities such as sealant demonstrations, classroom plaque control, and oral screening/referral programs. Provide dental consultation for health department staff, school personnel, and other local authorities. Maintain professional relationships with area health providers and other local authorities working on behalf of children’s health and welfare (social services, child advocacy groups, preschool service coordinators, etc.). Maintain professional relationships with dental colleagues in all aspects of private and public health dentistry, including professional organizations and federal, state, and local dental service units. Adhere to policy, procedure, and protocol listed in the Haywood County Personnel Manual, OSHA guidelines, Dental Practice Act of N.C., and ADA Code of Ethics.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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