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Dentist - General

Southern Coastal, ME

Posted: 01/06/2023 Job Number: 467802 Pay Rate: $160,000 to $198,250 DOE

Job Description

​​​Job Description Dentist


Reports To: Executive Clinical Dental Director

Supervises:  Not Applicable

Status:  Salaried, Exempt, Professional


POSITION SUMMARY: Performs professional, high-quality dental services to general public patients with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.



  • Provides high-quality dental health care to all who request services.

  • Provides competent and thorough assessment and treatment.

  • Provides referral for specialty care, case management, and hygienist care as appropriate.

  • Functions effectively as a member of the dental clinic team with appropriate day-to-day clinical direction.

  • Maintains policies, regulations, and licensure.

  • Maintains current knowledge in the field.

  • Enhances the public image of the program and agency through professional conduct and appearance.

  • Performs basic dentistry services within professional ability, including, but not limited to: extractions, restorations, impressions, x-rays, and oral exams.

  • Encourages appropriate services through written treatment plans and referrals or recall.

  • Promotes smoking cessation counseling for patients.

  • Responsible for patient clinical chart recordings, treatment plans.

  • Participates in outreach activities on behalf of patients and PCHC.

  • Attends required staff meetings and as requested, participates in program planning.

  • Provides preventive oral health education.

  • Maintains professional education and knowledge on dental procedures and practices.

  • Provides professional in-service for clinic staff.

  • Will share the responsibility of attending for GPR’s and shared monitoring and coverage of externs.

  • Mentors’ healthcare students.

  • Communicate with team members to induce a positive and productive work environment.

  • Works as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team to ensure high-quality patient care and outcomes.

  • Complies with and shares in implementation of all OSHA safety and infection control requirements.

  • Conforms to the terms of employment contract, all grant and funding conditions, and any relevant agreements between PCHC and other entities.

  • Performs other related activities, as required, to assure program/department success.

  • Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon the attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork.

  • Conforms to acceptable attendance and punctuality standards as expressed in the Employee Handbook.

  • Complies with all safety rules and protocols. Reports all accidents, regardless of severity, immediately to supervisor and completes incident/injury report and investigation form, which will be forwarded to Human Resources within 24 hours of the incident.

  • Abides by the organization’s compliance program and requirements.

  • Current on all required training for the current year.

  • Provides services to external sites as required, if needed.

  • Performs all other duties, as assigned by supervisor.



  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of family dentistry.

  • Knowledge of the state and federal laws pertaining to Dentistry and to community health centers.

  • Knowledge of the structure and function of community health centers.

  • Maintains Board Certification



  • Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a medical practice setting.

  • Normal medical office environment.

  • Involves frequent contact with staff, patients, and the public.

  • Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with people who are angry or upset.

  • Working extended hours may be required as needed.



  • Degree from an accredited School of Dentistry and a valid license to practice dentistry in Maine.

  • Completion of postgraduate training or 3-5 years of work experience required.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform all aspects of basic dentistry services and to work as a team member.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong commitment to public health dentistry.

  • Clinical and public health experience.

  • Must hold a valid license to practice dentistry in the State of Maine.

  • Must be registered with the State of Maine Board of Dental Examiners.

  • Will have up-to-date training and certification in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support issued by American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or American Health & Safety Institute. Must obtain within 3 months if not current at hire.

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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