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Dentist - General

Northwest, WI

Posted: 04/25/2023 Job Number: 1027995 Pay Rate: 140000k/year - 160000k/year

Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Staff Dentist

Report To: Dental Director

FLSA Status: Exempt


Job Summary:

Responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventative dental care.  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 preventative dental services to the patients, such as applications of fluoride and sealants to teeth, education in oral and dental hygiene.


Job Qualifications:

·        Graduation from an accredited dental school

·        Excellent interpersonal and written communication skilled, required


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        Requires a comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient setting      

·        Knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to community health programs as well as current social and economic problems pertaining to public health and their impact on primary health care 

·        Working knowledge of the principles and practices of preventative and corrective dentistry and oral hygiene, and skill in their application

·        Skills in all areas of general dentistry, including, but not limited to, diagnosis and treatment planning, restorative, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery, and pedodontics

·        Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with other employees, patients and public

·        Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

·        Demonstrates commitment to provide dental services to the underserved population in our community


Licensure and Credentials:

·        Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of Wisconsin and Minnesota

·        Current CPR (BLS) certification

·        DEA registration, if indicated

·        Medicaid provider number or ability to obtain


1.0     Functions and Responsibilities:

1.0  Performs clinical functions

1.1  Examines clients requesting care, diagnoses their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out, appropriate dental/oral treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultations or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines

1.2  Examines teeth and gums for all infections and disease; prepares charts of mouths and teeth, x-rays and diagnoses diseases and lesions; prepares cavities and fills them with appropriate materials; extracts teeth and roots; treats infections and diseases of the mouth and teeth; administers local and general anesthesia; and prepares, fits, adjusts and finishes dentures, crowns and bridgework

1.3  Renders corrective and preventative dental treatment

1.4  Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention

1.5  Give instruction in oral hygiene and prophylaxis


2.0     Maintains dental clinical records

2.1  Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the client’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the client and the care or treatment provided 

2.2  Completes referrals, data collection instruments and other records or paper works as required by the organization


3.0     Other duties

3.1  Responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and organization rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and the clinical provision of dental care as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality

3.2  Maintains compliance with department directives and protocols relative to infection control, exposure control and safety

3.3  Assists in the coordination and integration of the organizations dental programs and services with other corporate programs and services for the welfare of the organizations’ clients

3.4  Serves on committees as assigned

3.5  Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and the orientation of staff as requested

3.6  As requested designs, develops and implements appropriate department protocols that comply with the most current accepted professional standards

3.7  Travels when necessary to fulfill the organizations needs and attends meetings as necessary to represent the organization or dental department


4.0     Miscellaneous Duties

4.1  Actively participate in staff meetings and in-services.

4.2  Participate in continuing education and professional growth.

4.3  Adhere to the standards and policies of the organization

4.4   Responsible for personal compliance with the Health Center



Physical Demands  

·        Prolonged sitting and/or standing

·        Physical movement and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination performed on a repetitive basis

·        Work under stressful conditions may be required

·        Frequent exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered


Meet Your Recruiter

Kevin Jackson
Director of Oral Health Recruitment

Originally from Flint, Michigan, Kevin served in the US Army as a Military Police officer. After being discharged as a disabled veteran, Kevin returned to Michigan and obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. He then worked in the healthcare field for 13 years in fields including; EMS, ED and Private Practice. He also taught both clinical and administrative courses at two colleges in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Kevin made a move from podium to recruiting in 2007 to assist professionals obtain and advance their careers and recognize their dreams. He has over 5 years’ experience in motivating recruitment teams to achieve excellence and process discipline, resulting in successful outcomes for both candidates and employers.

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