Provides direct dental oral health care to children and adults and assists in planning dental treatment.
Duties and responsibilities
- Examines individuals requesting care, diagnoses their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out appropriate dental/oral treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines.
- Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.
- Completes referrals, data collections and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the dental department.
- Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention.
- Helps to promote and execute dental initiatives as outlined by Dental Director.
- Completes all required organizational trainings in a timely fashion.
- One to two years’ experience as a dentist preferred.
- Familiarity with dental billing and coding procedures.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and team building skills, both written and oral.
- Possesses a comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient settings.
- Knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to public health organizations and community health programs, as well as, current social and economic constraints pertaining to public health and their impact on primary oral health care.
- EDR (Wisdom) experience preferred.
- Bilingual Preferred
Certificates / Licensures / Registrations
- Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of Connecticut.
- Current CPR (BLS) certifications. ACLS preferred
- Connecticut DEA registration and Controlled Substance License.
- Medicare and Medicaid provider numbers