Valleywise Health

Phoenix, AZ, United States

Pediatric Dental Specialist

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Comprehensive Health Center - Phoenix

Department: FQHC Dental - Phoenix

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

If youre like us, youre committed to helping your neighbors and their families realize their full potential to live healthy and well. As the area's only public health system, Valleywise Health offers a network of Community Health Centers in neighborhoods across the Phoenix metro area with primary care services. Were always looking for ways to help our neighbors; because were stronger when we work together. Let's work together, side-by-side, to raise awareness about health, housing, economic development and public safety issues to help keep people out of emergency rooms.

Job Summary

Under the direction and guidance of the Director Dentistry, the Dentist provides clinical dentistry services and dental health education to pediatric patients following established dentistry standards, procedures and practices and gives specific dental care directions to dental staff. Responsible for examination, diagnosis, planning, treatment, and follow-up of patients within the rules, regulations and guidelines of the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Requires graduation from a school of dentistry accredited by the ADA.

Experience:

  • Prefer up to three (3) years experience in civilian or military practice as a dentist, with pediatrics as a specialty.
  • Prefer more than three (3) years experience as a public health dentist, with pediatrics as a specialty.

Specialized Training:

  • None

Certification/Licensure:

  • Must be actively licensed by Arizona Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Must have a current BLS, ACLS or PALS certification. A BLS, ACLS, or PALS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must possess considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of pediatric dentistry including behavioral modification techniques, sedation of patients, treatment under general anesthesia in the OR setting, good knowledge of public health laws, regulations and dental health services.
  • Requires good organizational, problem solving and computer skills.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts.
  • Must have good business acuity.
  • Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English. Bilingual is preferred.
  • Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.
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