Rolling Hills Clinic
Corning & Red Bluff locations
The Orthodontist will be under general supervision of the Dental Director and will provide orthodontic services to Rolling hills Clinic patients as permitted by licensure from the State of California. The Orthodontist will check patients for their need for braces or mouth guard appliances to treat malocclusion (such as overbites), overcrowded teeth, gaps, and other conditions (such as TMJ). They will apply braces and aligners to the teeth of adults and children, create and fit retainers, and mold night guards and other appliances. Schedule regular checkups to make adjustments to braces and track patient progress. Maintain visual inspections to digital X-rays and various diagnostic tests to determine the condition of a patient’s teeth and the best treatment options. Occasionally, plaster molds of patient teeth to analyze any occlusion issues.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide high quality of orthodontic services to Rolling Hills Clinic patients.
- Provide complete dental examinations and treatment planning which include take X-rays, evaluate patients, apply braces and retainers, and create mouth guards to address TMJ and teeth-grinding issues.
- Maintain current with new techniques relating to all aspects of the orthodontics field and related areas.
- Coordinate and supervise staff functions and duties during patient care.
- Participate in the annual review and update of the Orthodontic policy and procedures.
- Read and accurately interpret dental radiographs in a manner that ensures member, and/or parent/guardian, comprehension and share findings with member.
- Accurately diagnose and help ensure thorough treatment of dental illnesses, disease, and disorders
- Prepare patients for dental health services and instruct them in appropriate post-dental treatment, diet, medication, and oral hygiene.
- Answer patient questions and perform procedures considering patient comfort levels.
- Actively participate in meetings as assigned by department director.
- Maintain positive public relations with patients, guests and staff.
- Obtain and accurately record basic medical and dental histories and other relevant information for updating member registration information.
- Perform dental lab procedures as necessary.
- Employee Safety: Safely performs all duties; follows required protective protocols to ensure personal safety as well the safety of others.
- Must maintain compliance with ergonomic safety standards; be mindful of posture and regularly practice ergonomic stretches.
- Safety: Responsible for ensuring that all duties, responsibilities and operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.
- Safety: Take appropriate corrective actions to address matters pertaining to employee health and safety that have been brought to their attention.
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
SCOPE OF WORK
- Be able to see a minimum of 12 members per day, and complete accurate documentation of visit into the electronic dental record (EDR) system by the end of scheduled shift.
- Work as a dental team assisting other providers in completing their responsibilities as necessary, e.g., seeing members, processing refills, clearing member approval queue, and provider inbox.
- Manage members with behavioral problems or handicapping conditions.
- Ensure completion of medication refills for dental procedures before member is dismissed from visit.
- Maintain requirements of licensure, DEA certification and board certification if hired as board certified. Fulfill and maintain requirements for credentialing, privileging internally and externally with payers and regulatory bodies.
- Staying up to date on braces technology and other corrective appliances for the teeth and jaws.
- Provide comprehensive, high quality dental services to members, regardless of age, sex, gender identification, income, national origin or language.
- Consider individuals’ cultural, psychological, social and environmental factors in creating treatment/care plans.
- Participate in trainings of other dental and orthodontic personnel as requested.
- Must have a Diploma from accredited School of Dentistry and valid license to practice dentistry as a dentist in California.
- Must have an orthodontic certificate from an accredited the American Dental Association (ADA).
- Phase 1 Orthodontic treatment experience a plus
- A current DEA Controlled Substance registration.
- Invisalign trained and certified
- In depth knowledge of various molds and orthodontic appliances.
- Two (2) years of experience in private practice or clinical practice.
- A current CPR certification.
- A valid California driver’s license and proof of personal automobile insurance.
- Excellent communication and written skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to work well under pressure analyzes and evaluates individual member’s needs, reach sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
- Must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task effectively.
- Demonstrate clear knowledge of Rolling Hills Clinic structure, standards, procedures and protocols.
- Must have ability to relate and communicate effectively with community interest groups, agencies, and medical facilities that serve the American Indian Community.
Go to rhclinic.org/employmentMinimum Education and Experience