JOB TITLE: General Dentist
REPORTS TO: Lead Dentist/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 General Dentist, reporting to the Lead Dentist or Regional
Dental Director, provides general dentistry following the dental
practice acts of the stat where they are employed. Strives to
deliver a quality 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 patient service while striving continuously to
improve outcomes. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Diagnoses and provides appropriate dental treatment plans to
patients to include discussion and explanation of treatment plans
with patients and/or guardians to their satisfaction and mutual
Utilizes best practices, evidenced based dentistry and ADA
standards of care in guiding your clinical practice.
Educates patients and guardians on the importance of maintaining
proper oral health and outlining goals for both medical and dental
Communicates with our clinical and administrative support team
regarding 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 in a timely
manner (end of business day) while adhering to HIPAA
Ensures execution proper follow up and continued care of
patients involved in multi – step treatment plans, particularly for
those patients referred for specialty care.
Attends required continuing education courses related to the
dental profession for continued and improved knowledge and
technique of dentistry and oral health.
Practices and follows infection control and OSHA
Follows all rules and regulations set by the state, federal and
Consistently attends and participates in team meetings and
Partners with the Practice Manager to ensure business objectives
Demonstrates and encourage a patient focus in all practice
Fosters strong relationships with patients to create connections
and influence patient retention.
Ensures appropriate follow through with patients to create
lasting relationships with facility.
Executes company standards, processes, and procedures to ensure
quality of service and a consistent patient experience.
Strives to balance the achievement of operational targets while
ensuring an exceptional patient experience.
Other duties as needed or 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 leading, directing, and supporting a team to achieve
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.
Dentist licensing/certifications a required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Current CPR certification.
Attends additional training as requested/deemed necessary
Group practice dental experience preferred.
Full-Time schedule preferred.
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the
Occasional overnight travel.
Must be able to communicate effectively.
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
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.