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Dentist

Employer
Family Health Services
Location
Shoshone, Idaho and Bellevue, Idaho
Salary
Starts at $126,500 DOE for Shoshone and $151,800 DOE for Bellevue
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Position
General Dentist
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time

Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures. Examines patient to determine nature of condition, utilizing x-rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures. Cleans, fills, extracts, and replaces teeth using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, medications, and surgical implements. Provides preventive dental services to patient, such as applications of fluoride and sealants to teeth, and education in oral and dental hygiene.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED, Bachelor’s Degree and successful completion of an accredited DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) program; must be licensed to work in the state of Idaho.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Current knowledge of and ability to follow a full range of dental clinical procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to work as a team member within a clinical environment.
  • Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
  • Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
  • Ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of dental equipment in accordance with prescribed procedures and standards.
  • Knowledge of radiation safety procedures, standards, and protocols.
  • Ability to develop and process dental radiographs.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Knowledge of sterile procedures.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  1. Examine patients' teeth and gums using dental equipment and X-rays.
  2. Diagnose dental conditions and plan oral health care in consultation with patients.
  3. Clean teeth and cavities and provide preventive care.
  4. Repair decayed and broken teeth by placement of various filling materials and when necessary, extract and replace teeth.
  5. Treat diseases of the gums, tooth nerves and root canals.
  6. Perform surgical operations to the mouth, jaws, teeth and related structures.
  7. Give local anesthetics when necessary for carrying out treatment.
  8. Design, construct and fit dentures, crowns and bridges for the replacement of lost or unsound teeth.
  9. Refer patients to dental specialists for further treatment.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

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