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Supervising Dentist - Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting (Dental Clinic Dentist)

Company: White Mountains Community College
Location: Concord
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

SCOPE OF WORK: Provides supervision of students and faculty of the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs in accordance with the NH Dental Practice Act and Administrative Rules. The Supervising Dentist provides diagnostic, consultative, and referral services for the Allied Dental Education Programs and assists in departmental and/or NHTI activities that support the mission of the college. This position reports to the faculty Department Chair of Allied Dental. ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Supervises students and faculty engaged in clinical activities within the on-campus dental laboratory and assists in the coordination of dental clinic activities. Maintains patient records and monitors student progress and accomplishments and assists students with their learning needs.
  • Provides consultation and/or evaluation of patient problems/conditions that deviate from normal.
  • Administers and/or directs emergency medical and dental care.
  • Provides direct supervision for administration of local anesthesia and/or nitrous oxide by dental hygiene and dental assisting faculty and students.
  • Assists/consults with the faculty and student on various clinic assessments.
  • Provides prescriptions for medications as indicated for dental hygiene care.
  • Authorizes radiographs as indicated for comprehensive dental hygiene care.
  • Reviews radiographs, charts notes, and signs electronic records as indicated, and makes referrals, as needed.
  • Authorize dental sealants for clinic patients.
  • Provide proper documentation of dental care and referrals made.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance as needed.
  • Adhere to program policy, protocol and procedures as outlined in college and program manuals.
  • Observes all academic policies and procedures and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Remains current within the specialized field of instruction through participation in relevant professional associations and educational & training activities. Utilizes appropriate instructional and administrative technologies as required for teaching effectiveness and college operations/communication.
  • Demonstrates ethical and professional behavior.
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Possession of a Doctor or Dental Surgery D.D.S. or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry D.M.D. degree from an accredited college or university. Experience: Five years professional experience clinical experience at a dental practice. License/Certification: Valid license to practice dentistry in the State of New Hampshire. Current CPR certification, infection control and bloodborne pathogen standards theory and practice, as well as relevant health clearance requirements RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of clinical and educational program requirements in accordance with CODA accreditation standards for allied dental education programs. Proficient in diagnosing and providing appropriate dental treatment. Dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of patient care. Current knowledge of principles, methods, techniques, materials, and equipment of the dental field. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work with and secure the cooperation of others and demonstrated ability to supervise and direct the work of learners. Knowledge of basic teaching methods and materials. Ability to maintain comprehensive and accurate records of the progress and development of the individual student. Demonstrate a positive/proactive approach to customer service. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college. DESIRED WORK TRAITS: The Supervising Dentist must maintain an effective working relationship with the ADED faculty who design and implement clinical and course curricula, uphold dental hygiene practice standards, and adhere to clinic protocols and academic policy to provide an effective learning environment and to minimize treatment-related issues and prevent emergencies. The Supervising Dentist must also have an appreciation for clinical and educational program requirements established in accordance with accreditation standards for Allied Dental Education programs, working collaboratively with program faculty and staff to develop competent individuals pursuing careers as dental professionals. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.

Keywords: White Mountains Community College, Concord , Supervising Dentist - Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting (Dental Clinic Dentist), Healthcare , Concord, California

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