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Dental Therapist

Company: Honor Community Health
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Honor Community Health is a 501c Federally Qualified Health Center. Our mission is to provide for the health and wellness needs of the underserved of Oakland County through the provision of comprehensive, integrated primary, behavioral health, and dental care. We see all populations regardless of their ability to pay. Honor Community Health is a rapidly growing organization co-located within 20 locations. Our team is passionate about serving the people of Oakland County. *NOTE: All employees are required to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.Position DescriptionThe Dental Therapist promotes general dental health, prevents oral disease, and provides disease treatment by performing the duties outlined in this job description. Works under the supervision of a licensed dentist and provides treatments within authorized scope and detailed within the Written Practice Agreement. Dental therapists work as part of a team, providing clinical treatments in collaboration with the supervising dentist. A dental therapist may supervise 3 or fewer dental assistants and 2 or fewer dental hygienists in any 1 practice setting, to the extent permitted in a written practice agreement. The dental therapist must work effectively with diverse and multi-cultural staff and patient populationsThis position reports to the Director of Dental Services. Our standard hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Responsibilities+ A dental therapist licensed by the State of Michigan may perform the following services and procedures pursuant to the Written Practice Agreement:+ Identifying oral and systemic conditions that require evaluation or treatment by dentists, physicians, or other health care professionals and managing referrals+ Comprehensive charting of the oral cavity+ Providing oral health instruction and disease prevention education, including nutritional counseling and dietary analysis+ Administering and exposing radiographic images+ Dental prophylaxis including subgingival scaling or polishing procedures+ Dispensing and administering via the oral or topical route nonnarcotic analgesics and anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medications as prescribed by a health care professional+ Applying topical preventative or prophylactic agents, including fluoride varnish, silver diamine fluoride and other fluoride treatments, antimicrobial agents, and pit and fissure sealants+ Pulp vitality testing+ Applying desensitizing medication or resin+ Fabricating athletic mouth guards+ Changing periodontal dressings+ Administering local anesthetic and nitrous oxide analgesia+ Simple extraction of erupted primary teeth+ Emergency palliative treatment of dental pain related to a care or service described in this list+ Preparation and placement of direct restoration in primary and permanent teeth+ Fabrication and placement of single-tooth temporary crowns+ Preparation and placement of preformed crowns on primary teeth+ Indirect and direct pulp capping on permanent teeth+ Indirect pulp capping on primary teeth+ Suturing and suture removal+ Minor adjustments and repairs on removable prostheses+ Placement and removal of space maintainers+ Nonsurgical extractions of periodontally diseased permanent teeth with tooth mobility +3 (may not extract a tooth that is unerupted, impacted, or fractured, or that needs to be sectioned for removal)+ Performing other related services and functions authorized by the supervising dentist and for which the dental therapist is trained+ Performing any other duties of a dental therapist that are authorized by the board by rule+ Other assigned dutiesWhat are we looking for?+ Completion of a dental therapy educational program that meets the standards of the Commission on Dental Accreditation+ Current Michigan dental therapy license without restrictions+ Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations+ Ability to fulfill the requirements of travel between facilities+ Demonstrated clinical competence+ The capacity to function independently with limited supervision+ Possess the ability to handle stressful situations calmly and effectively in all situations+ Cultural sensitivity with respect to working with persons and groups of diverse racial, ethnic, economic and social backgrounds.+ Efficient computer skills and experience with electronic records system+ Experience working with an FQHC preferred+ A flexible and positive attitude+ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment + Creating an excellent patient experience+ Patient focused mindsetWhat do we Offer?+ 401K+ Medical, Dental and Vision+ National Health Service Corp+ Public Loan Forgiveness+ Learning and growth opportunities+ Supportive environmentCOVID-19 Precautions:+ Remote Prescreening Interview Process+ Person protective equipment provided or required+ Temperature screenings+ Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in placeHow to applyApplicants must complete the full application through our career page at www.honorcommunityhealth.org/careersPlease note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal record check and reference check.Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and InclusionThe diversity of our people and patients is one of our greatest strengths, and inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver the best services to our employee and patients. Honor Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.Powered by JazzHR

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