Staff Dentist-Per Diem

    • Job Tracking ID: 2019-605
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Per Diem
    • Date Updated: January 13, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Petaluma Health Center provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide excellent health information, education and clinical care to all members of the community regardless of economic, insurance, or cultural barriers.

We are currently seeking a Dentist at our facility in Rohnert Park. Reporting to the Dental Director, our Staff Dentist performs evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth, periodontal tissues and other related oral structures and their impact on the body. The Staff Dentist performs general dental hygiene and periodontal treatment, and provides patients with dental education. In addition, our Staff Dentist perform dental restorations, crowns, bridges, implant supported restorations and dentures; root canal therapy and oral surgery procedures; pediatric dentistry and orthodontic treatment according to their level of training and expertise and within the scope of the clinic’s practice. A Staff Dentist manages the care of patients and provides necessary referrals with prompt follow up. He/she will supervise and guide dental auxiliaries and front office staff with performing their duties, while working as a team to provide excellent care to our patients.

This is a great opportunity to join a local community-minded organization that is truly making a difference. The position is onsite, full-time, with competitive pay and benefits, and serves a base of ~400 employees, providers, and volunteers.

Areas of Responsibility:

Patient Care:

* Provides and manages patient care

* Delivers high quality of care in basic and advanced dental services in all phases of dentistry to patients of all ages

* Diagnoses and treats patients to achieve excellent results within estimated treatment time with maximum attention to patient comfort

* Delivers treatment plans to patients along with an informed consent discussion surrounding treatment options, risks, benefits and alternatives

* Makes appropriate referrals and communicates with specialists

* Provides patient education materials

* Possesses excellent people skills, particularly a caring attitude toward patients and staff

* Follows a comprehensive program of preventive dentistry

* Creates treatment plans and prioritizes treatment based on medical necessity and quadrant dentistry



* Manages immediate staff such as assistants and patient care coordinator

* Ensures correct coding and accurate patient records according to clinic protocol * Monitors patient scheduling to ensure efficiency and effectiveness through "perfect day scheduling". Supports PCCs with scheduling and patient panel management

* Able to lead and supervise the work of others

* Shares information obtained in seminars and educational resources

* Performs performance evaluations annually for the RDAs and PCCs they work with



* Maintains thorough, accurate, timely and up-to-date patient records

* Responsible of documenting visit details to facilitate billing and to demonstrate medical necessity and quality of care Compliance:

* Follows established protocols, policies and procedures

* Follows Standards of Care, Quality Assurance & Improvement Program and works collaboratively to achieve clinic goals

* Complies with all applicable State and Federal regulations, including but not limited to, Dental Board of California (DBCA), OSHA, CalOSHA and infection control guidelines

* Ensures patient confidentiality consistent with state and federal law


Other Duties:

* Understands the overall practice mission and works collaboratively to achieve long term and short term goals for the clinic

* Understands practice scope consistent with the mission and values of the clinic

* Attends and participates actively in required meetings, trainings and functions

* Maintains a positive relationship with practitioners in the community

* Works with the IT department and Dentrix, Guru and Dexis Support

* Communicates with dental laboratories and other outside vendors

* Actively contributes to the achievement of the triple aim goals and company strategic goals

* Supports the department with achieving budget goals and is cost conscious when requesting materials, supplies and equipment

* Performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve clinic goals and objectives, as directed by the Chief Dental Officer

Experience and Skills:


* Graduate of an ADA accredited Dental School /required

Desired Skills:

* Dentistry requires diagnostic ability and manual skills

* Dentists should have good visual memory, excellent judgment regarding space, shape and color, a high degree of manual dexterity and scientific ability

* Good business sense, self-discipline, and good communication skills are also important factors

* Other skills are: taking x-rays and photographs, computer skills, taking precautions against infectious diseases, dealing with tense patients, using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, and medications

Licenses and Certifications:

* Active dental license for the state of CA, must have met all applicable state requirements

* Completed CE requirements including Dental Practice Act and Infection control

* Current BLS certification

Language Skills:

Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.

This is what we will bring to the table:

* Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental, and Vision coverage

* A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a growing healthcare clinic

* Chiropractic/Acupuncture

* 401(k)

* Generous Paid Time Off

* Life Insurance

* Supplemental Benefit Options


* Fitness Club Membership Discounts


If you meet these requirements and have a strong desire to work with an organization that is giving back to the local community, we'd like to hear from you!