Provides and supervises the complete dental care of facility detainees/inmates. Evaluates and seeks improvement in the facility dental health program, dental services provided, patient care required/administered, dental operative conditions and equipment in use. Functions as a consultant to the facility staff physician.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Initiates and maintains compliance with company policies for accreditation.
• Performs routine cleaning, drilling, filling, and extraction of teeth in accordance with National Commission for Correctional Health Care Standards for dental care.
• Completes an initial dental screening on all new commitments within seven (7) days.
• Evaluates those patients needing or applying for dental care and makes whatever recommendations deemed clinically appropriate. Takes impressions for dental plates. Sends prostheses to outside dental labs.
• Documents all services rendered in the patient dental health record.
• Monitors need for dental supplies and equipment.
• Provides in-service training for health staff members on appropriate issues, such as dental hygiene, dental care, dental emergencies, and techniques.
• May direct the work of staff employees. Provides input into performance evaluation.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Degree in dentistry from an accredited dental school required. Licensed to practice as a registered dentist in the state in which the facility is located is required.
• Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
• Professional license must remain on file at all times at the facility where services are rendered.
• Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.
Equal Opportunity Employer