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Pediatric Dentist

Denver Health
retirement plan
United States, Colorado, Denver
777 Bannock Street (Show on map)
April 27, 2024
We are recruiting for a Pediatric Dentist to join our team!

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Department

Webb Dental Peds Specialty

Job Summary

Denver Health has an opportunity for an Intermittent/PRN Pediatric Dentist to join our Pediatric Dental Division. The Pediatric Dentist ("Dentist") under minimal supervision, provides primary and comprehensive preventative and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

Diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth or mouth tissue. Perform extractions, preventative and restorative dental work on pediatric and special needs patients. Provide instruction on brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. Administer anesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.

Essential Functions:

  • Patient Care
    Diagnose dental conditions. Provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates. Prepare diagnostic and treatment records. Study diagnostic records, such as medical or dental histories. Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment. 60%
    (40%)
  • Dental Procedures
    Determines appropriate dental procedures based on patient need including but not limited to: pulp treatment, including pulp capping and removal of pulp chamber remnants, Prepares and restores carious teeth with appropriate dental material, Extracts erupted, impacted, infected, otherwise diseased teeth and, as indicated, for guidance and development of the dentition. Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patient during procedure, orthodontic treatment and space maintenance.
    (40%)
  • Documentation
    Maintains charts and treatment plans and completes required reports. Treatment Plan Development and Management
    Prepares charts and determines that most appropriate plan for treatment. (10%)
  • Staff Management (10%)

Education:

  • Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate Program Completion of Accredited Dentistry Program Required

Work Experience:

  • 7-9 years Pediatric dental experience

Licenses:

  • DDS-Dentist - JCNDE - Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations Required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Diversity - Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Temperament - Ability to remain calm in emergency situations
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology platforms, for example, the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Shift

Work Type

PRN/Intermittent

Salary

$220,770.00 - $229,950.00 / yr

Benefits

  • Competitive pay

  • Outstanding benefits

  • Education opportunities

  • Shared leadership and advancement opportunity

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • Immediate retirement plan matching

  • Professional clinical advancement program

  • Participation in evidence-based projects

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer

  • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer

Our Values

  • Excellence- We are better every day

  • Compassion- We care for everyone

  • Relentlessness- We fight for everyone

  • Stewardship- We use resources responsibly

  • Learning- We educate the next generation

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For read more about our commitment to diversity visit: https://www.denverhealth.org/for-professionals/careers/diversity-and-inclusion

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