Northland Health Centers
April 3, 2017
Ray, and Rolette, ND
Job Type


Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Dental Director, the Dentist is responsible for administering, maintaining, and expanding a program of primary (and in selected cases, secondary) care and preventive dental care in a community health center setting.

Supervision Exercised: Provides team leadership to Dental Staff

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Performs quality clinical and radiographic evaluations to diagnose and treat diseases of the oral cavity.
  2. Promotes oral health by providing educational information on all phases of preventive and restorative dentistry and oral hygiene.
  3. Reviews and follows all dental clinic protocols, policies, and procedures
  4. Documents and follows treatment plans that include appropriate preventive and restorative therapy.
  5. Manage medical/dental history with a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's general health.
  6. Address all contra-indications pertaining to treatment and identify patient's chief complaint or reason for visit.
  7. Maintain the baseline radiographs and any other radiographs necessary to diagnose and treatment plan the case.

Position Qualifications:

  1. Skill in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines; and excellent written and verbal communication.
  2. Skill in administering, maintaining, and expanding a program of primary (and in selected instances, secondary) care and preventive dental care in a community health care setting.
  3. Treatment should include but not be limited to the following: elimination of pain, removal of carious lesions, restorative, periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
  4. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds.
  5. Ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, members of the public and professional groups.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing), consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude. Consistently maintains ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public.
  7. Ability to work as an effective team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers; work toward goals and objectives of draft priorities.
  8. Ability to follow NCHC Clinic practice guidelines – including adhering to the NCHC immunization policy and the NCHC Mission and Vision and NCHC Corporate Compliance Policy.
  9. Ability to receive constructive feedback including evaluation of provider’s productivity and practice attributes.
  10. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to participation on clinical committees, providing education, Quality Review and/or other activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ability to perform each position responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.
  2. Ability to understand that safety is a condition of employment. Unsafe acts or conditions will be reported to the supervisor or Site Coordinator.
  3. Must be computer literate with ability to enter information in the NCHC EHS system and compile reports or data as requested.
  4. Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus licensed to practice as a dentist in the State of North Dakota DDS or DMD (a degree in dentistry)

License and/or Certification:

  • Licensed to practice in the State of North Dakota
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Valid North Dakota Driver’s License
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Current PPD
  • Must be able to meet and maintain current NCHC credentialing and privileging requirements.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel between NCHC health centers. Must be willing to work evening hours and weekends if necessary.

Appearance Standards: This position shall follow the appearance standards as outlined in the NCHC Personnel Appearance Policy

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