JOB TITLE: General Dentist
REPORTS TO: Lead Dentist/Regional Dental Director
The General Dentist, reporting to the Lead Dentist or Regional Dental Director, provides general dentistry following the dental practice acts of the stat where they are employed. Strives to deliver a quality patient experience. Position contributes to DentaQuest Care Group's continued success by passionately executing the company's business model; promoting the company culture, mission and values; and ensuring consistent compliance with all key company programs and operating initiatives. Responsible for driving superior levels of patient service while striving continuously to improve outcomes. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Diagnoses and provides appropriate dental treatment plans to patients to include discussion and explanation of treatment plans with patients and/or guardians to their satisfaction and mutual understanding.
Utilizes best practices, evidenced based dentistry and ADA standards of care in guiding your clinical practice.
Educates patients and guardians on the importance of maintaining proper oral health and outlining goals for both medical and dental health considerations.
Communicates with our clinical and administrative support team regarding patient treatment plans, required follow up visits and referrals to specialty dentists.
Prescribes medications as necessary and appropriate.
Carefully documents all medications, diagnoses, consultations and treatment plans in the electronic medical record in a timely manner (end of business day) while adhering to HIPAA regulations.
Ensures execution proper follow up and continued care of patients involved in multi – step treatment plans, particularly for those patients referred for specialty care.
Attends required continuing education courses related to the dental profession for continued and improved knowledge and technique of dentistry and oral health.
Practices and follows infection control and OSHA regulations.
Follows all rules and regulations set by the state, federal and governmental entities.
Consistently attends and participates in team meetings and huddles.
Partners with the Practice Manager to ensure business objectives are met.
Demonstrates and encourage a patient focus in all practice operations.
Fosters strong relationships with patients to create connections and influence patient retention.
Ensures appropriate follow through with patients to create lasting relationships with facility.
Executes company standards, processes, and procedures to ensure quality of service and a consistent patient experience.
Strives to balance the achievement of operational targets while ensuring an exceptional patient experience.
Other duties as needed or required.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of leading, directing, and supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
DDS or DMD required.
Dentist licensing/certifications a required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Current CPR certification.
Attends additional training as requested/deemed necessary
Group practice dental experience preferred.
Full-Time schedule preferred.
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the company.
Occasional overnight travel.
Must be able to communicate effectively.
Ability to stand for frequent and extended periods of time.
The ability to bend, squat, kneel, reach overhead and carry or lift up to 50 pounds.
Manual dexterity and sitting is required in carrying out position responsibilities.
The ability to handle sharp instruments.
May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards in a controlled environment.
May be exposed to hazardous chemicals or substances.
Personal Protective Equipment required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.
** In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ's Compliance Officer. **
DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.
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