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Dentist General

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

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Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health. Department DH DENTAL PAV L Job Summary The General Practice Residency (GPR) at the Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center Dental Clinic is recruiting for a GPR Attending dentist to join our program. This provider will be a part of our primary GPR dental faculty and will be involved in both the mission of providing care to our DH patients regardless of ability to pay and educating the next generation of dental providers. This full-time position will entail approximately 2 days of attending/resident supervision and 3 days of direct patient care per week. The selected candidate should be proficient in exams, preventive services, restorative dentistry, fixed/removable prosth, emergency treatment, extractions, surgical extractions, surgical procedures (flaps, suturing, incision and drainage, minor alveoloplasty, etc.), and other procedures. GPR/AEGD training and/or teaching experience is preferred but not required for this role. Other aspects of our dental positions require that under minimal supervision the dentist will, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth or mouth tissue. Remove decay, fill cavities, examine, x-rays, place protective plastic sealants on children's teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. Perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases. Extract teeth and make models and measurements for dentures to replace missing teeth. Provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. Administer anesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.

Essential Functions:

  • Dental Services
    Performs professional dental care which includes restorative dentistry, exodontia, and visual examination of patient's oral cavity, analyzing results of x-rays, other diagnostic procedures, removal of decay teeth, extract or restore teeth. Examine teeth, gum and related issues, using dental instruments, x-ray and other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose disease or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.Diagnose and treat disease, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventative and corrective services. Treat exposure of pulp by pulp capping, removal of pulp chamber, or root canal, using dental instruments, Treats disease of teeth, gum and mouth with appropriate medication. (30%)
  • Treatment Plan
    Formulate plan of treatment for patient's teeth and mouth tissues. Prepares charts and determines that most feasible plan for treatment. Maintains charts and treatment plans and completes required reports. (20%)
  • Medication Management
    Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patient during procedure. Write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications. (15%)
  • Patient Education
    Educates patients regarding preventative dentistry and oral hygiene. Advise and instruct patients regarding preventative dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services. (10%)
  • Authorizes the manufacture of dental prosthetics by dental laboratories. (10%)
  • Supervises and manages dental staff when appropriate. (10%)
  • Refers patients for appropriate health care procedures with dental and medical health professionals. Communicates effectively and ensures loop closure with specialty referrals. (5%)
    • Doctorate Degree Required
      Work Experience:
      • 1-3 years One year of experience since completion of dental training Required
        • Dentist License - DORA - Department of Regulatory Agencies Required
          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Knowledge of the principles, standard practices, and techniques of dentistry sufficient to be able to provide dental care and information regarding preventative dentistry and oral hygiene.
          • Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, objectives, safety, and infection control standards sufficient to be able to maintain the expected level of efficiency.
          • Skill in exercising initiative, judgement, and decision making in solving problems and meeting organizational objectives.
          • Skill in diagnosing dental problems and developing treatment plans.
          • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, organizations and the public.
          • Skill in maintaining and organizing departmental records, records, reports and files.
          • Skill in adapting new information relative to the work assignment through educational seminars, meetings, and staff meetings.
          • Performs in a tactful and professional manner.
          • Computer skills required. Shift Work Type Regular Salary $164,100.00 - $208,400.00 / yr Benefits
            • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
            • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
            • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
            • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
            • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
            • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
            • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer Our Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • Transparency All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

                Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

                As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

                Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

                We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
                Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit: Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

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