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    Summary

    This position is located at one of the various Indian Health Service Hospital or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a first line dentist. Assist the Chief and Service Unit Dental Program in the implementation and operation of the dental program that includes emergency, preventive, restorative, rehabilitative, and community services in a highly complex and diverse setting to American Indians and other Native Americans.

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    Responsibilities

    • Completes preliminary examinations on new dental service patients; review's patient's medical and dental history; examines the teeth and periodontium for evidence of plaque and periodontal disease and has the findings charted in the dental record.
    • Performs a full range of professional dental duties in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental disease or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures, including Operative Dentistry, Oral Diagnosis, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Pedodontics, Endodontics, Fixed and/or Removable Prosthodontics, Orthodontics Oral Medicine, Geriatric Dentristry, and Dental Prevention.
    • Prepares treatment plans for patients including assessment of problem, type of oral hygiene care required, nutrition assessment and counseling, restorative and rehabilitative care possible with available resources.
    • Present lectures and demonstration in oral health care to various patient and community groups such as diabetics, hemodialysis patients, drug or alcohol dependent patients, and health boards. May instruct nurse, health educators, social workers, nursing assistants, community health representatives, other medical staff, and school teachers in proper techniques of oral hygiene to a variety of patients.
    • Provides technical and clinical guidance and direction to all Basic Clinical Dentist and Dental Assistants.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0680 Dental Officer

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