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Dentist - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: 12/1/2017

Type of Opportunity*: Dentist
Type of Specialist: General Dentist
City, State*: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Days/Times Needed: Flexible
Hours*: Full-Time, Part-Time
Description of Opportunity*: FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Kalamazoo, Michigan

JOB TITLE: Dentist

• Provides dental care for children and adults by performing the following duties.

• Reports directly to the Chief Dental Officer.

• Work is performed in a clinical dental setting. Contact with patients and staff.
• Requires working under stress, in emergency situations or during irregular hours.

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear while working with patients. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

• Manages total patient care to remove or minimize symptoms or to minimize progression of chronic, disabling conditions through appropriate diagnosis, treatment and referrals.
• Fabricates space maintainers designed for patients.
• Treats primary and secondary teeth and constructs and places bridges, dentures, and obturating appliances suitable for growing arches.
• Manages patients with behavioral problems or disabling conditions.
• Counsels and advises patients and family on prevention and early childhood care.
• Provides preventive services through use of fluoride and sealants and instructs patient and family members on dental care.
• Judiciously uses x-ray and prescription functions.
• Maintains neat and accurate records of patient care.
• Involved in the review, revision, development, and implementation of dental protocols (and related dental practice policies and procedures as needed).
• Ability to render leadership to dental staff as required.
• May participate in community education functions.
• May assist community health groups in a dental advisory capacity.
• Participates in gathering information and assisting in grant writing.
• Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations. Attends conferences and workshops.

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patients and the general public.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.
• To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office and electronic health records
• Must possess solid knowledge of dentistry and dental practices and procedures. Must have considerable knowledge of available drugs and medicines. Must have a solid understanding of sterile techniques and infection control practices.

• Possesses graduate degree from accredited school of dentistry and two years of related experience is preferred.
• Must be licensed to practice dentistry in the state of Michigan and have a current DEA license.

ACCOMMODATION: Family Health Center has the right to modify the duties and functions of the job description based on the needs of the organization.

Please email Senior Talent Recruiter for more information.

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