Provides professional dental services and assists in the administrative and
professional direction of dental services within the County. Directs clinical
dental patient care programs and assist with dental health community outreach
programs throughout the County. Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment,
education and referral for pediatric patients ages 0-17 years in a dental office
setting. Evaluates medical and dental history. Establishes dental plans and
follow-up plans. Supervises auxiliary staff while performing clinical duties.
POSITION SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Please note this is a part time position working 24 hours per week (three 8 hour
days). The desired schedule for this position is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
• Diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gingiva, and other parts
of the oral cavity, providing advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and
gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
• Completes necessary charts and records for patients to accurately record
• Evaluates patient history and determines treatment plans for either ongoing or
emergency dental treatment or advice.
• Interprets radiology, examines patients and provides basic and comprehensive
• Performs preventive, restorative, surgical, endodontic or orthodontic
• Provides educational opportunities for dental students and interns. Serves as
dental consultant to other staff and lectures on dental health. Participates in
community health and dental related projects.
• Provides appropriate postoperative instructions to patients and caregivers.
Experience: No experience required. Prefer experience in properly diagnosing
caries, oral diseases, injuries and malformations of the oral cavity and
providing appropriate treatment which may include but not limited to:
restorations, simple and surgical tooth extraction, pulpotomy and stainless
steel crowns. Prefer experience working with children ages 0 -17.
Education: Graduation from an accredited dental school (DDS or DMD). Not
Required but Preferred completion of a General or Pediatric Residency Program
Licenses and Certifications: Some positions may require a valid North Carolina
or South Carolina Driver’s License. Must obtain and maintain a valid Mecklenburg
County Vehicle Operator’s Permit. NC Dentist Licensure, CPR/AED Certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Principles, practices and regulations governing clinical dentistry.
• Blood borne pathogen regulations and standard precautions sufficient to be
able to protect self and others from infectious diseases.
• Radiation Safety Protection Program and how to implement the standards
associated with ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable)
• Prioritizing work;
• Providing customer service;
• Using a computer and related software applications;
• Applying and interpreting applicable laws, rules, regulations, and procedures;
• Preparing a variety of reports and documentation;
• Assessing consumer needs, problems, and progress
• Using diagnostic and therapeutic equipment sufficient to be able to administer
care to patients under the direction of a licensed health professional.
• Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of
media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps
them understand and retain the message.
• Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others;
establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
• Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative
relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
• Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and
opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using
effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate
solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints,
and probable consequences.
• Care Management – Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient
care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient
care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions and
patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting
physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.
• Building Trust – Interacting with others in way that gives them confidence in
one’s intentions and those of the organization.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with
or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.