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Dentist, DDS

Queens, NY 11372

Department: Physician Job Number: 6206 Pay Rate: $144000-156000 Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description

Our client, a Health Center providing affordable healthcare to the underserved and vulnerable in New York City, is hiring a Dentist. Join an organization with a mission to improve the health of the community and to increase access to comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health, and supportive services. Be part of a team advocating for and providing a welcoming environment for underserved and vulnerable people, the LGBT Community, and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Dentist is responsible for delivering comprehensive dental care to our diverse patient population with sensitivity and professionalism. This position requires a compassionate, skilled professional who is dedicated to promoting oral health and overall wellness within the community. The Dentist will diagnose and treat a wide range of dental conditions, with a strong focus on preventative care, but also including restorative, pediatric, periodontal, endodontic, surgical, and prosthetic procedures. The Dentist also will need to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to ensure integrated healthcare delivery, addressing the unique needs of each patient. In addition, the Dentist will participate in community outreach initiatives from time to time, providing oral hygiene instruction and dental screenings.

Responsibilities:
  • Preventative care, including exams, fluoride treatment, sealants, SDF application, and prophylaxis
  • Periodontal care including scaling and root planing
  • Restorative care including fillings
  • Endodontic care including root canal treatment of incisors and premolars
  • Surgical care including uncomplicated extractions
  • Prosthetic care including posts, crowns, bridges, and dentures
  • Pediatric care (according to patient behavior and nature/extent of treatment)
  • Refer patients to specialists as needed
  • Maintain detailed and accurate patient records in compliance with regulatory standards
  • Maintain productivity standards and contribute to efficient appointment scheduling
  • Ability to perform and make decisions in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating professionalism, cooperation, and good judgment
  • Provide dental screenings and oral hygiene instruction at community outreach events
  • Collaborate with providers and external specialists to provide integrated care
  • Collaborate with dental laboratories
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives
  • Collaborate with other members of the dental team, including front desk, assistants, and hygienists
  • Performs all functions in full compliance with the health center and the department’s Exposure Control Plan including but not limited to the use of Personal Protective Equipment and Universal Precautions.
  • Professionally provides patient care in line with the organization’s mission and goals, while upholding HIPAA policies.

Requirements:
  • DDS or DMD degree from a CODA-accredited program
  • NYS dental license
  • DEA registration
  • BLS certification
  • Medicaid-enrolled provider
  • Completion of 25 hours of continuing education in the past year
  • Up-to-date mandated coursework, including:
  • Pain management, palliative care, and addiction (DEA mandatory prescriber education)
  • Infection control (NYS requirement)
  • Proficiency in performing all dental procedures listed above
  • 1+ year of clinical experience after graduation, preferably in a community health setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with caring for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds preferred
  • Experience with Medicaid guidelines preferred
  • Proficiency in a language other than English preferred
  • Sensitive to race, gender, and sexual orientation
Salary: The posted range is not a guarantee. The actual salary will be based on qualifications, experience, and education and could fall outside of this range. Contact us for more information. 
 
If you are passionate about what you could accomplish in this role, we would love to hear from you! 
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Magdalena Kociuba
Director, Healthcare Recruitment

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