JOB TITLE: Lead Dentist
REPORTS TO: Regional Dental Director
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center and its family of affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental Care) are working to revolutionize oral health care for communities across the United States. To do this, we take a unique, industry-leading approach to care delivery by creating lasting healthy outcomes through positive dental experiences. We call this all-in approach Preventistry®.
Advantage Dental and affiliate practices are bound by a mission: To improve the oral health of all. Comprised of 80 practices, over 200 providers and more than 800 support employees throughout six states, our network of practices provide care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Join our team to be part of something greater, driving change that supports a more effective oral health care system. Together we are creating healthy, confident smiles across the Nation.
The Lead Dentist, reporting to the Regional Dental Director, will provide general (or specialized) dentistry and will provide clinical oversight and leadership to the providers and clinical staff in a multi-specialty dental practice. The Lead Dentist will partner closely with the Practice Manager to achieve optimal fiscal initiatives, clinical safety and compliance activities, and overall patient satisfaction. The 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 patient service while striving continuously to improve outcomes. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead Dentist Responsibilities
Provide clinical and administrative leadership, mentorship and direction to dentists and providers.
Lead clinical trainings to include hands-on trainings in a dental office setting.
Establish a positive working environment in the dental office.
Ensure oversight of maintenance, repair and follow up of the building, office, equipment, instruments and related items are regularly performed.
Build a customer service-focused atmosphere with high customer service feedback.
Knowledge and understanding of financial and operational reporting including profit and loss statements and key performance indicators.
Create a productive, organized and efficient dental practice by adhering to policy, protocol and best practices provided by company leadership.
Perform optimal standard of care for all patients utilizing ADA guidelines.
Diagnose and provide appropriate dental treatment plans to patients to include discussion and explanation of treatment plans with patients and/or guardians to their satisfaction and mutual understanding.
Educate Patients and Guardians on the importance of maintaining proper oral health and outlining goals for both medical and dental health considerations.
Communicate with our clinical and administrative support team regarding patient treatment plans, required follow up visits and referrals to specialty dentists.
Prescribe medications as necessary and appropriate.
Carefully document all medications, diagnoses, consultations and treatment plans in the electronic medical record and adhere to HIPAA regulations.
Execution of proper follow up and continued care of patients involved in multi – step treatment plans, particularly for those patients referred for specialty care.
Attend required continuing education courses related to the dental profession for continued and improved knowledge and technique of dentistry and oral health.
Practice and follow infection control and OSHA regulations.
Follow all rules and regulations set by the state, federal and governmental entities.
Other duties as assigned.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
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 of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of leading, directing, and supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality and discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
DDS or DMD required.
Dentist licensing/certifications as required by state. Demonstrated leadership qualities and abilities.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Current CPR certification.
Group practice dental experience preferred.
Full-Time schedule required.
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the company.
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.
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 this position.
** 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 Compliance Officer. **
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.