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Dental

Organization:

Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers

Location:

Asheville, North Carolina • All Counties

Date Needed:

May 30, 2022

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:

DDS

Experience Required:

1-2 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

March 30, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
The Staff Dentist is responsible for providing quality dental care to adult and pediatric patients
and to supervise all dental staff.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.
Patient Care
 Provides diagnostic and therapeutic dental services to all patients;
 Reviews medical histories reviewed at every visit.
 Ensures all pathologic conditions are charted within 72 hours and reported to
the patient.
 Develops and reviews written treatment plans for patients.
 Obtains informed consent from patients prior to initiating any treatment.
 Provides specialist referrals to patients, if necessary.
 Enters and signs all treatment provided in the EMR.
 Meets clinical standards of practice.
Supervision of Dental Support Staff.
 Hires, trains, evaluates, counsels and supervises the day-to-day activities of designated
dental support staff.
 Instructs assigned dental assistants in chair-side, laboratory, sterilization and
radiology procedures.
 Oversees maintenance and cleanliness of dental operation.
 Delegates expanded duties in accordance with skills of dental auxiliary and
within limits of state law.
Patient education
 Assures integration of patient education into all treatment phases.
 Discusses home care status and techniques with patients who demonstrate
sub-optimal plaque control.
 Incorporates parent into education regime for every child less than 10 years
old (if possible).
 Explains the importance of maintaining appointments to every patient.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
 Full licensure to practice dentistry in the State of North Carolina
 Dental degree from an accredited institution.
 Strong community health/public health orientation, experienced in patient care management,
and possessing all of the qualifications of a staff dentist.
 Equivalent combination of experience/education/certification.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge:
 Understanding of the healthcare environment, including HRSA FQHC compliance
regulations.
 General knowledge of finance, revenue cycle, marketing, and operations standards in dental
care.
 Knowledge of regulatory compliance i.e., HIPPA, OSHA, etc.
 Basic understanding of information technology and ability to organize, analyze and
synthesize complex data from various sources.
Skills:
 Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to
achieve the mission.
 Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees,
colleagues, patients and the public.
 Skill in organizing work, delegating and achieving goals and objectives
 Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy towards patients, as well as strong communication
skills, critical thinking skills, the ability to handle stressful situations, the capacity to function
independently and the ability to document meticulously.
Abilities:
 Ability to create and interpret reports from the practice management system.
 Ability to identify and implement opportunities for improvement and change.
 Ability to manage and supervise dental staff and relate well to people from diverse ethnic and
cultural backgrounds, as well as have a passion for working with at-risk, culturally diverse
populations.
 Ability to motivate diverse groups of employees to accomplish the goals and objectives of the
organization
 Ability to hold subordinates accountable for practice and organizational goals
 Ability to make difficult decisions
 Ability to adapt process improvement in accordance with organization objectives.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 Seeing: Must be able to read head written and printed material, as well as use computer, fax
machine, Xerox machine and other medical equipment in accordance with specialty.
 Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with coworkers and others. Good
hearing is necessary to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make
fine discriminations in sound.
 Sitting: Must be able to sit for the majority of the work shift while answering telephone and
communicating with others.
 Standing/Walking/Mobility: Must be able to stand intermittently and be capable of walking on
hardwood and linoleum floors with concrete underpayments. Must be able to walk between
various clinical areas and departments.
 Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: This position requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand
coordination for easy and skillful use of hands when working with and performing normal
duties and responsibilities.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 Fast paced work environment.
 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
DISCLAIMER The above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions, subject to
reasonable accommodations. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of
knowledge, skills and/or abilities deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job
description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities,
or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions, as
requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

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