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May 04, 2021
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The associate dentist is accountable for embodying and upholding the practice’s commitment to Complete Health Dentistry as a leader within the practice, and for meeting daily production goals as set by the doctor/owner. He/she is accountable for adhering to the standards of care as established within the practice, including diagnosing oral conditions, educating patients with regards to the connection between oral health and overall health, recommending the ideal treatment plan to each patient, and performing all treatment in accordance with the practice’s standards for quality of care. Responsibilities: • Competently perform the clinical and technical dental procedures required of a dentist, including performing comprehensive, limited and periodic exams and performing restorative, periodontal and some surgical and endodontic treatment, and administering anesthesia. • Encourage and receive trust transfers from hygienists and/or assistants, and confirm recommendations based on the Standards of Care for hard and soft tissue in the practice. • Diagnose oral conditions, and prescribe all necessary treatment based on the practice’s Standard of Care. • Develop a single recommended treatment plan for each patient. • Communicate effectively with patients, using layman’s terms, to ensure that proposed treatment is understood and all clinical questions have been answered. • Explain disease processes and the role of bacteria in caries and periodontal health, as well as the connection between oral health and overall systemic health. • Enter or communicate to Dental Assistant/Hygienist the type of treatment planned for next appointment and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed. • Record treatment plan information in the patients chart. • Able to take quality x-rays, including PA, Bitewing, and FMX as needed. • Able to administer CPR and first aid. • Able to take blood pressure and understand readings of monitors. • Understand cross contamination and how to prevent it. • Keep informed and updated on OSHA and HIPPA regulations. • Know how to work with: Autoclave, model trimmer, X-ray machine, Ultrasonic, Nitrous Oxide, Intra Oral camera, Extra Oral camera, Laser, Vacu-press, digital oral scanners, lab and operatory hand pieces, Cerec, E4D, etc. • Certification in Invisalign, Sleep Apnea, etc. are a plus. Other Duties: • Actively participate and take leadership role in daily huddles and all team meetings. • Collaborate with doctor/owner and team leader in managing clinical and administrative team members. • Open and close the office as needed, including managing and securing the office key, and operating office alarm system. • Be proficient in working with all office equipment and computer software used by the practice. • Share emergency weekend call with the other doctors on a rotating basis as needed. • Oversee supplies, instruments, and the state of treatment rooms as needed. • Participate in community activities as determined by the practice leaders, including charitable and other community events. • Maintain the cleanliness of operatories and the functions of the equipment. • Assist and support the other doctors in clinical treatment of patients when necessary. • Train, assist, and support the clinical assistants in clinical, laboratory or maintenance duties as necessary. Expectations: • Has a positive attitude about the Complete Health Dentistry movement, the practice, the services provided and the products sold. • Willing to participate in ongoing coaching and training activities, including occasional travel for events for said trainings. • Gets along well with fellow team members, and treats all with respect and courtesy. • Is open and willing to accept coaching. • Has the ability to communicate effectively, including explaining instructions to others with less technical knowledge. • Is organized, motivated, committed and self-directed. • Increases knowledge and skills through self-study and by attending courses and seminars. • Willing to hold self and others accountable to agreements. • Maintains a professional demeanor in stressful situations. • Ability to complete tasks within a specific time frame. • Considers patients’ comfort an important priority. • Has dependable job attendance and can be relied on to follow through with assigned tasks. • Willing to work past the scheduled hours if necessary due to patient emergencies. Requirements: • Must be licensed in the state of Georgia. • Must have at least three years of experience and/or have completed a General Practice Residency or Military Dental experience. Compensation: • $800-$1200 daily rate based on experience and productivity. With option to go higher. • $15,000 signing bonus. $10,000 up front and $5,000 after six months. Multiple shifts available.