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Pediatric Dentist

Department: Glendale Dental
Location: Glendale, CA

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the provision of pediatric dental care for clinic patients.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Exemplifies excellent customer relations with patients, visitors, and other employees; shows courtesy, friendliness, helpfulness, and respect.
  • Performs all phases of direct pediatric dental care.
  • Implements Clinic’s philosophy, priorities and goals while providing dental care.
  • Works with community oral health projects as assigned by the Dental Director.
  • Performs clinic projects as assigned by the Dental Director.
  • Performs oral examinations of patients to assess oral health; records the number of teeth and their condition, position and relationship to each other. Notes the type, size and location of fillings, checks condition of gums and evaluates bone support for teeth.
  • Discusses and is aware of financial issues and treatment options to patients.
  • Performs extractions and restorative care on patients as needed.
  • Diagnoses and treats pathological conditions; prescribe medications for treatment as needed.
  • Constructs appliances such as crowns, jackets and space maintainers.
  • Assists in the clinical evaluation of the hygienist(s). 
  • Assists in evaluation of dental assistants and auxiliaries.
  • Supervises the daily activities of the assigned dental assistants.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Graduate of a School of Dentistry, graduate of a CODA accredited pediatrics dental residency.
  • Current unrestricted State of California Dental License, BLS Certification, and DEA.
  • Experience working, as a pediatric dentist preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of dental principles and treatment procedures including prevention of pain, infection, loss of teeth developing dentition; knowledge in public health principles; ability to be compassionate and culturally sensitive towards underserved populations; must be able to provide: highest quality of clinic care to all patients; ability to work with all ages of patients;
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Physical requirements for this position include: hearing, seeing, speaking, feeling, talking, reaching, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions.
  • This position requires sitting for long periods of time and walking and/or standing is only required occasionally.
  • This position requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or an insignificant amount in order to lift, carry, pull, or move objects.

NOTE: The essential job functions for this position include, but may not be limited to those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential functions of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others

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