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Dentist

Los Angeles, CA | Full Time
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Job Description

Position Title:            Dentist

Department:              Dental

Position reports to:   Medical Director/Dental Supervisor


Position Summary:  

Works under the supervision of the Medical Director/Dental Supervisor in accordance with established policies and procedures, comply with California State regulatory requirements.  Provides comprehensive dental services to adult and children.


Responsibilities:

  • Perform dental services including oral examinations, order and interprets radiographs, prophylaxis, fillings, extractions, root canals, periodontal treatments, oral surgery, sealants, stainless steel crowns, space maintainers, performs follow -up services.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums.
  • Records findings in dental charts and takes a comprehensive medical and dental history.
  • Present and explain to patients a treatment plan.
  • Educate and give patient oral hygiene instructions to include fluorides.
  • Prescribes and determines appropriate dosage of medication.
  • Demonstrates good judgment when a dental problem is beyond the scope of services provided in the dental clinic.
  • Develops and maintains list of referrals for specialty care.
  • Consistently inquires and records the possibility of pregnancy before utilizing radiological imaging.
  • Enforce the use of proper shielding technique.
  • Maintains and updates patients charts records and information.
  • Fill-up and sign all charge slips for billing purposes.
  • Works closely with Dental supervisor to determine appropriate co-pay.
  • Works closely with volunteer dentist to assure all required standards are met.
  • Refers volunteer dentist to Dental supervisor to initiate a process of joining dental staff.
  • Works with Dental supervisor when scheduling volunteer dentist services for special projects.
  • Works closely with Dental supervisor and receptionist to facilitate the scheduling of dental appointments, chart maintenance, protocols.
  • Respectfully remind parents the need to supervise their children while going undergoing under dental treatment.




  • Advise patients regarding dental health practices.
  • Complies with contract terms relative to licenses and insurance.
  • Follows security policies and procedures when encountering inappropriate threatening patient behavior.
  • Anticipates the need for supplies and notifies the Dental assistant on a timely basis utilizing the order book.
  • Promptly notifies the Dental assistant of supplies needed to be return.
  • Inform Dental supervisor of new products available that may be appropriate to use in the Dental clinic to increase quality of care.


Quality Enhancement:

  • Develops and maintains a system of peer review which follows policies and procedures.
  • Develops and create new policies and procedures when necessary.
  • Works closely with Dental Supervisor in the development and maintenance of patient evaluation tool of dental clinic services.
  • Investigates and develops appropriate quality control procedures.
  • Consistently follows universal precautions.
  • Closely observes the activities of the dental assistant to assure that cleaning and sterilization procedures are correctly followed.
  • Consult with appropriate hospitals or dental clinics in the development of cleaning and sterilization procedures and maintains standards equal to a hospital.
  • Works closely with Dental Supervisor and ensure a maintenance program of all dental equipment.
  • Ensure the collection of MSDS on all dental materials use in the department.


Observes CMOAR Appearance/Dress Standards

  • Observe regulations on time card use and reporting.
  • Maintain attendance as a policy.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Observe general safety/employee Health policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a current annual health screening.
  • Observe CMOAR Appearance/dress standards.
  • Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of both patient and employee with regard of medical records.
  • Display clearly a visible identification.
  • Treat all patients with respect and dignity and adheres’ to the Patient Bill of Rights.
  • Treat all employees with respect and dignity in accordance to non-discriminatory policy and procedure.
  • Treat all employees/patients in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Conduct only work related conversations when clients are waiting for service.
  • Do not discuss other staff members, policies, problems or medical care in public areas of clinic.


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • DDS, degree from accredited school of Dentistry
  • Current, Valid California State Board License and DEA
  • Minimum 1 year of practice of general dentistry in the community preferred.
  • Ability to carry or lift 25 lbs.
  • Demonstrates an attitude of cooperation and professionalism when working inside and out of the department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be self directed and initiated.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team promoting and atmosphere of cooperation
  • Ability to adapt to working with clinic patients and their special needs.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and labor laws
  • Must provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations including recommended doses in the primary series AND booster dose when eligible.


Working Conditions:

  • Fast pace community clinic.
  • Exposure to blood borne diseases.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases.


Protective Equipment:

  • Gowns, gloves, mask, face shield.


Immunizations-Recommended:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Knowledge of Rubella and Varicella immune status.
  • Rubella Vaccine as applicable.
  • Baseline assessment of TB immune status.
  • At least yearly assessment of TB immune status skin test if not already positive.

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