The Pediatric Dentist will provide routine and emergency dental services for MCHC patients, following departmental guidelines and without direct supervision. The Pediatric Dentist will also provide supervision of dental assistants assigned to his/her area of operation, oversee the care provided to his/her patients by the staff hygienists and assume clinical and didactic teaching responsibilities in the Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provides routine dental services for patients of MCHC. Included in the category of routine dental care are the following:
- Emergency dental services.
- Preventive and patient/parent counseling services.
- Full scope of services for pediatric dental patients, including restorative, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, prosthetic, and hospital dentistry if the degree of difficulty is such that acceptable results can be achieved for the patient.
- Management of patients with physically handicapping or difficult behavioral problems with special health care needs.
- Provide dental care with oral sedation or under general anesthesia.
- Other dental treatments not specifically mentioned.
- Refers MCHC patients for dental specialty care when the severity of the problem or skill required exceeds the capability of the treating dentist.
- Provides clinical and didactic teaching and support scholarly activities in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency program.
- Assume special administrative assignments within the department as needs arise.
- Actively participates in Department Quality Improvement process and staff meetings.
- Actively participates in the Department’s research projects.
- Other job related duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited school of dentistry: DDS, DMD or equivalent and evidence of completion of a Graduate Residency Program in Pediatric Dentistry. Certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry required.
- Current licensure to practice dentistry in Michigan. (If a temporary position is approved for a resident who has graduated or who is currently in a Fellowship status from the University of Michigan Pediatric Dentistry residency program an Educational Limited or Clinical Academic Limited License by the State of Michigan may be accepted.)
- Ability to organize one’s time and activities effectively in order to maintain superior clinical and didactic skills.
- CPR and PALS certification required.
- Possess a certificate in pediatric dentistry from a CODA accredited graduate pediatric dentistry program.
- Be a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or be board eligible and complete the process of certification within two years of assuming the position.
- Must have a high degree of communication/interpersonal skills and work effectively and professionally in a team setting, promote positive and friendly working and learning environment, and stay up to date to one’s knowledge while continuing to provide quality dental care for patients at MCHC.
- Computer Skill Level Required: Basic - Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and Remote Desktop / Intermediate - Microsoft Word (Minimum 35 WPM), PowerPoint, EHR/EDR/EPM including digital radiographs.