Examines and treats diseases and injuries of teeth and gums. Performs preventative and maintenance dentistry and educates the patient in proper tooth and gum care. Under the general direction of the Dental Director, is responsible for comprehensive quality care and preventive care to the Dental patients of Whitney M. Young Health Center.
- Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures. Examine patients to determine the nature of the condition, utilizing X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and instruments.
- Restore, extract and replace teeth using proper instruments, restorative materials, medications and surgical implements.
- Maintain accurate, timely and up to date patient records.
- Electronically record all treatment, medications prescribed and progress notes in Open Dental.
- Navigate electronic medical records system(s) as needed to fulfill job duties
- Complete documentation and lock all progress notes Health Center policy.
- Knowledge of Medicaid guidelines and provide treatment accordingly.
- Oversees the daily activities of assigned dental assistant and aids in preparation of their annual performance evaluation.
- Participate in the Dental Department peer review process.
- Participate in the departmental and center wide performance improvement activities.
- Attend and participates in Dental Department Staff meetings.
- Participate in in-service training of Dental Department personnel.
- Provide professional consultation to other staff dentists.
- Provide excellent internal and external customer service including effective relations with diverse populations.
- Create an environment of respect and compassion for the patients and staff.
- Punctuality, open communication and respect for co-workers and supervisors.
- Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.
- Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.
- Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulation, i.e.DHHS HRSA and NYSDOH, and all accreditation standards (e.g. Joint Commission and NCQA-PCMH).
- Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center.
- Completes other duties as assigned.
DDS or DMD from an American Dental Association accredited dental school or Graduate of a Foreign Dental school that has completed an ADA accredited program. Completion of 1 year of General Residency/Advanced Education in a General Dentistry Program. CPR/BLS Certification.
One (1) year experience providing patient care. Current Controlled Substances Registration Certification issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Please be aware that as a facility regulated under Article 28 of the New York State Public Health Law, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. Whitney Young Health also requires the COVID-19 booster.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.
Salary range: $110,000 - $160,000 annually