JOB TITLE: General Dentist REPORTS TO: Lead Dentist/Regional
Dental Director FLSA: Exempt
Welcome to Preventistry! We are revolutionizing oral health for
everyone by redefining prevention and care. A more effective health
care system requires a revolution in oral health care and
DentaQuests affiliated practices are leading the way. The
affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dental from
, Community Dental Care of Kentucky
, Community Dental Care of Texas
, DentaQuest Oral Health Center
, Gentech Dentist
and Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers
. A revolution requires us to reach beyond the dental chair to
reshape the oral health system. We address full-body health and its
relationship with social and cultural determinates by expanding
access to care, the affordability of care and implementing a
greater focus on timely prevention of dental disease, rather than
intervention. DentaQuest continues to create a strong partnership
for optimizing health system performance by adding an innovative
approach to the delivery of oral health care to its extensive
experience as a leading dental health benefits administrator. The
people of DentaQuest have a common purpose: we work together as
one, with passion, perseverance and focus to achieve a nation where
no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay, where adults keep
all their teeth for their entire lives, where every person has
access to quality dental care. DentaQuests affiliated care delivery
practices are made up of over 200 providers, over 80 practices
across six states, with more than 700 employees providing care to
over a quarter of a million patients annually. Dedicated to our
mission: To improve the oral health of all. We harness our unique
reach and insights to provide patients with better care, timely
education,greater access, innovative solutions, and transformative
system change. We call this industry leading approach to dentistry
- Preventistry. JOB SUMMARY: The General Dentist, reporting to the
Lead Dentist or Regional Dental Director, provides general
dentistry following the dental practice acts of the stat where they
are employed. Strives to deliver a quality patient experience.
Position contributes to DentaQuest Care Groups continued success by
passionately executing the companys business model; promoting the
company culture, mission and values; and ensuring consistent
compliance with all key company programs and operating initiatives.
Responsible for driving superior levels of patient service while
striving continuously to improve outcomes. Follows and supports the
CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Diagnoses and provides appropriate
dental treatment plans to patients to include discussion and
explanation of treatment plans with patients and/or guardians to
their satisfaction and mutual understanding. Utilizes best
practices, evidenced based dentistry and ADA standards of care in
guiding your clinical practice. Educates patients and guardians on
the importance of maintaining proper oral health and outlining
goals for both medical and dental health considerations.
Communicates with our clinical and administrative support team
regarding patient treatment plans, required follow up visits and
referrals to specialty dentists. Prescribes medications as
necessary and appropriate. Carefully documents all medications,
diagnoses, consultations and treatment plans in the electronic
medical record in a timely manner (end of business day) while
adhering to HIPAA regulations. Ensures execution proper follow up
and continued care of patients involved in multi step treatment
plans, particularly for those patients referred for specialty care.
Attends required continuing education courses related to the dental
profession for continued and improved knowledge and technique of
dentistry and oral health. Practices and follows infection control
and OSHA regulations. Follows all rules and regulations set by the
state, federal and governmental entities. Consistently attends and
participates in team meetings and huddles. Partners with the
Practice Manager to ensure business objectives are met.
Demonstrates and encourage a patient focus in all practice
operations. Fosters strong relationships with patients to create
connections and influence patient retention. Ensures appropriate
follow through with patients to create lasting relationships with
facility. Executes company standards, processes, and procedures to
ensure quality of service and a consistent patient experience.
Strives to balance the achievement of operational targets while
ensuring an exceptional patient experience. Other duties as needed
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: High standards for integrity, honesty,
professionalism, and work ethic. Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent
organization and follow through. Demonstrates flexible and
efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of
urgency. Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic. Self- starter
with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of leading,
directing, and supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion. Ability to effectively work
in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: DDS or DMD required. Dentist
licensing/certifications a required by state. Maintain Continuing
Education (CE) as required by state. Current CPR certification.
Attends additional training as requested/deemed necessary Group
practice dental experience preferred. Full-Time schedule
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to travel using personal car as
required by the company. Occasional overnight travel.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate effectively.
Ability to stand for frequent and extended periods of time. The
ability to bend, squat, kneel, reach overhead and carry or lift up
to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and sitting is required in carrying
out position responsibilities. The ability to handle sharp
instruments. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, chemical
hazards, respiratory hazards in a controlled environment. May be
exposed to hazardous chemicals or substances. Personal Protective
The specific statements shown in each section of this
description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent
typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform
this position. ** In accordance with DentaQuests Compliance Plan,
employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable
laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and
report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQs
Compliance Officer. ** DentaQuests Affirmative Action Program
affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the
known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified
individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless
the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation
of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional
information regarding this Program. #advantagedental