JOB TITLE: Pediatric Dentist
REPORTS TO: Regional Dental Director
Welcome to Preventistry®! We are revolutionizing oral health for
everyone by redefining prevention and care.
A more effective health care system requires a revolution in
oral health care and DentaQuest's affiliated practices are leading
the way. The affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dental
from DentaQuest, Community Dental Care of Kentucky, Community
Dental Care of Texas, DentaQuest Oral Health Center, Gentech
Dentist and Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers.
A revolution requires us to reach beyond the dental chair to
reshape the oral health system. We address full-body health and its
relationship with social and cultural determinates by expanding
access to care, the affordability of care and implementing a
greater focus on timely prevention of dental disease, rather than
DentaQuest continues to create a strong partnership for
optimizing health system performance by adding an innovative
approach to the delivery of oral health care to its extensive
experience as a leading dental health benefits administrator. The
people of DentaQuest have a common purpose: we work together as
one, with passion, perseverance and focus to achieve a nation where
no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay, where adults keep
all their teeth for their entire lives, where every person has
access to quality dental care.
DentaQuest's affiliated care delivery practices are made up of
over 200 providers, over 80 practices across six states, with more
than 700 employees providing care to over a quarter of a million
patients annually. Dedicated to our mission: To improve the oral
health of all. We harness our unique reach and insights to provide
patients with better care, timely education,greater access,
innovative solutions, and transformative system change. We call
this industry leading approach to dentistry - Preventistry®.
The Pediatric Dentist, reporting to the Regional Dental
Director, provides pediatric dental care in a general dentistry
practice. The Pediatric dentist is expected to provide a quality
pediatric patient experience. Position contributes to DentaQuest
Care Group's continued success by passionately executing the
company's business model; promoting the company culture, mission
and values; and ensuring consistent compliance with all key company
programs and operating initiatives. Responsible for driving
superior levels of pediatric patient service while striving
continuously to improve outcomes. Follows and supports the CARE
model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs optimal standard of care for all pediatric patients
utilizing ADA and AAPD guidelines.
Diagnoses and provide optimal dental treatment to include
options, discussion and explanation of treatment plans with
pediatric patients and/or guardians to their satisfaction and
Educates pediatric patients and guardians on the importance of
maintaining proper oral goals for both medical and dental health
Communicates with our practice and administrative support teams
regarding pediatric patient treatment plans, required follow up
visits and referrals to specialty dentists.
Prescribes medications as necessary and appropriate.
Carefully documents all medications, diagnoses, consultations
and treatment plans in the electronic medical record and adhere to
Ensures execution of proper follow up and continued care of
pediatric patients involved in multi - step treatment plans,
particularly for those pediatric patients referred for specialty
Attends required continuing education courses related to the
dental profession for continued and improved knowledge and
technique of dentistry and oral health as well as to maintain
Consistently attends and participates in team meetings and
Practices and follow infection control and OSHA regulations.
Partners with the Practice Manager to ensure business objectives
Follows all rules and regulations set by the state, federal and
Demonstrates and encourage a pediatric patient focus in all
Fosters strong relationships with pediatric patients to create
connections and influence pediatric patient retention.
Ensures appropriate follow through with pediatric patients to
create lasting relationships with facility.
Executes company standards, processes, and procedures to ensure
quality of service and a consistent pediatric patient
Strives to balance the achievement of operational targets while
ensuring an exceptional pediatric patient experience.
Keep current with specialty guidelines related to best practices
and advancements in techniques, materials and procedures in order
to practice at the highest level.
Other duties as required.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent
organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability
to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and
capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to
achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
DDS or DMD required.
Completion of post-doctoral, CODA accredited, pediatric
dentistry residency program.
Current CPR certification.
Licensing/certifications as required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
* Must have hospital privileges at St Charles*
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the
Occasional overnight travel.
Ability to stand for frequent and extended periods of time.
The ability to bend, squat, kneel, reach overhead and carry or
lift up to 50 pounds.
Manual dexterity and sitting is required in carrying out
The ability to handle sharp instruments.
May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, chemical hazards,
respiratory hazards in a controlled environment.
May be exposed to hazardous chemicals or substances.
Personal Protective Equipment required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this
description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent
typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform
In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan, employee must
conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws,
regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and
report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ's
DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment
to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental
limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or
special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an
undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human
Resources for additional information regarding this Program.