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Public Health Dentist

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 by natomas crossing dental care

Mcclellan, CA 95652
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description
Natomas Crossing Dental Care is a leading dental provider in the industry serving the greater Sacramento area for the last 10 years. With our focus on patient care and providing a fun and energetic environment for our staff we have been able to bring in on average 200+ new patients per month! We are looking to add to and grow our team by bringing on an additional motivated, clinically efficient and dedicated Associate Dentist. This position is open to part time and full time opportunities. Check us out on

Job Description:

Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting vitality of teeth. Exclude \"Prosthodontists\", \"Orthodontists\", \"Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons\" and \"Dentists, all other specialists\".

Generalized Work Activities:

Making Decisions and Solving Problems- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Documenting/Recording Information- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public- Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Assisting and Caring for Others- Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.


Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Control Precision- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Deductive Reasoning- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Finger Dexterity- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Inductive Reasoning- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Near Vision- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Occupation Specific Tasks:

Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
Analyze and evaluate dental needs to determine changes and trends in patterns of dental disease.
Apply fluoride and sealants to teeth.
Bleach, clean or polish teeth to restore natural color.
Design, make, and fit prosthodontic appliances such as space maintainers, bridges, and dentures, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for denturists and dental technicians.
Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
Eliminate irritating margins of fillings and correct occlusions, using dental instruments.
Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
Fill pulp chamber and canal with endodontic materials.
Formulate plan of treatment for patient's teeth and mouth tissue.
Manage business, employing and supervising staff and handling paperwork and insurance claims.
Perform oral and periodontal surgery on the jaw or mouth.
Plan, organize, and maintain dental health programs.
Produce and evaluate dental health educational materials.
Remove diseased tissue using surgical instruments.
Treat exposure of pulp by pulp capping, removal of pulp from pulp chamber, or root canal, using dental instruments.
Use air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.
Use masks, gloves and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.
Write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.
Detailed Work Activities:

administer anesthetics
administer injections
administer medications or treatments
analyze dental data
calculate medical dosages
collect clinical data
collect dental laboratory diagnostic data
communicate technical information
conduct patient assessments
counsel patients concerning diet
diagnose or treat oral diseases
diagnose or treat oral injuries
follow clinical radiation safety procedures
follow confidentiality procedures
follow dental or medical office procedures
follow dental or medical x-ray procedures
follow infectious materials procedures
follow patient care procedures
identify body response variations
interpret medical laboratory test results
interpret x-rays
make decisions
make presentations on health or medical issues
monitor patient's condition
observe patient condition
obtain information from clients, customers, or patients
operate dental equipment
order medical laboratory tests
perform dental hygiene procedures
perform minor surgery
prepare patient reports
prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices or other forms of treatment
understand properties or composition of drugs
understand technical operating, service or repair manuals
use clinical problem solving techniques
use counseling techniques
use dental treatment procedures
use emergency medical treatment procedures
use interpersonal communication techniques
use knowledge of investigation techniques
use knowledge of medical terminology
use research methodology procedures in health care
use sanitation practices in health care settings
write technical health or medical documents

Dental elevators- Cross-bar elevators, Fiberoptic periosteal elevators, Periodontal elevators, Periosteal elevators, Root elevators
Dental forceps- Anterior forceps, Articulating paper forceps, Bayonet forceps, Biscuspid forceps, Crown removing pliers
Dental hand pieces or accessories- Angle dental handpieces, Dental handpieces, High-speed dental handpieces, Periotomes, Slow-speed dental handpieces
Dental material pluggers or tips or accessories- Cement placing instruments, Dental condensers, Endodontic pluggers, Plastic filling instruments, Pluggers
Dental probes- Double-end explorers, Double-end periodontal probes, Explorers, Fiberoptic diagnostic probes, Furcation probes

Accounting software- Accounting software
Internet browser software- Web browser software
Medical software- ABELSoft ABELDent, ACE Dental, AlphaDent, AltaPoint Data Systems AltaPoint Dental, DSN Software Dental-Exec
Spreadsheet software- Spreadsheet software
Word processing software- Word processing software
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Commission

Salary: $100,000.00 to $200,000.00 /year
Associated topics: adjunct, clinical, dds, dentist, endodontist, faculty, general, group, pediatric, practice

Reference: 649643106