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Gila River Health Care Dentist Specialty in Sacaton, Arizona

As clinical provider, performs, completes and oversees the full range of dental treatment activities and procedures associated with a specific specialty area to ensure appropriate dental health standards and practices are maintained for patients.

  • Provides comprehensive dental examination and diagnosis of patients through use of history, radiographs and other appropriate tests

  • Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and malformation of teeth and oral structure within scope of clinical privileges

  • Prescribes medications for control of infection, pain, viral, bacterial and fungal infections

  • Reviews medical histories and records dental treatments in medical charts to ensure proper and timely documentation

  • Examines teeth, takes and/or reviews oral radiographs to establish a plan of care to restore teeth and reviews with patient and/or patient family to ensure understanding

  • Performs a variety of restorative and/or corrective procedures specific to specialty area and within scope of practice and privileges

  • Administers topical and local anesthesia and monitors patient’s reaction; takes appropriate action and/or pre-caution to ensure ongoing patient safety

  • Provides instructions in oral hygiene and methods/practices to prevent spread of oral diseases

  • Provides guidance and direction to Dental Assistants, Hygienists and other support staff

  • Responds to and provides emergency treatment of teeth and oral surfaces resulting from trauma, pain and/or infection within scope of clinical privileges

  • Participates in evaluation and verification of employee performance through review of completed work assignments and work techniques to ensure adherence with established practice, methods and procedures

  • Works collaboratively with other medical and specialty areas of dentistry to discuss and obtain consultative services for cases requiring multi-disciplinary approach

  • Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives

  • Participates in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Supervisor

  • Current and valid U.S. State license to practice dentistry; Arizona license within one year of hire

  • Graduation from an accredited program of study by the American Dental Association; DDS or DMD

  • Completion of an American Dental Association approved clinical residency program in the specialty area; Board Certification designation preferred

  • Current basic CPR designation or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

Posting Title: Dentist Specialty

Department: RTH - Dental

Job ID: 2020-7589

Street: 483 West Seed Farm Road

Post End Date: 12/19/2020

Shift: Days

Shift Details: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Email Address: wwalter@GRHC.ORG

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