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Dental Medical Director (Denver Health Westside Dental)
Facility: Westside Clinic, 1100 Federal Blvd.  
Area of Interest: Dentistry Shift Type: Day
Requisition ID: 50444 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $0
Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years Mid-point: $0
Education Required: Not Indicated Maximum: $0
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:


The Department of Dentistry at Denver Health (DH) is recruiting for a Team Leader/Medical Director General Dentist to join our Westside Family Health Clinic.  The Westside clinic at DH has been providing care to Denver residents for over fifty years.  The successful candidate will have 3+ years experience as a General Dentist and previous management experience of other dental providers.  The Westside Dental Clinic team consists of 3 dentists - 2 general dentists and 1 pediatric dental specialist, 1 dental hygienist, 6 dental assistants and 2 front office staff members.  The Team Leader will be responsible for supervision of the provider staff and manage the day to day operations of the dental clinic.  

Clinical responsibilities include:
Under minimal supervision, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth or mouth tissue. Remove decay, fill cavities, examine x-rays, place protective plastic sealants on children's teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. Perform non-complex Endodontic and Oral Surgery Procedures. Perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases. Extract teeth and make models and measurements for dentures to replace missing teeth. Provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. Administer anesthetics and write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.

Benefits of practicing at Denver Health Include:
•High quality of life with Monday-Friday hours
•Academic affiliations with the University of Colorado
•Resident and dental student teaching opportunities
•Digital imaging, availability of specialist referrals, and EDR  
•Competitive salary/benefits
•Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year

Providers interested in this Team Lead Dentistry opportunity should submit apply online or submit CV to:
Aaron Ortiz, Manager, Provider Recruitment
Denver Health & Hospital Authority
Aaron.ortiz@dhha.org


Education: Graduate from an accredited school of dentistry.
Experience: Typically more than three years of experience after completion of education.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of the principles, standard practices, and techniques of
dentistry sufficient to be able to provide dental care and information regarding preventative dentistry
and oral hygiene. Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, objectives, safety and infection
control standards sufficient to be able to maintain the expected level of efficiency. Skill in exercising
initiative, judgement, and decision making in solving problems and meeting organizational objectives.
Skill in diagnosing dental problems and developing treatment plans. Skill in communicating and
presenting factual information related to the work assignment. Skill in establishing and maintaining
effective working relationships with other employees, organizations and the public. Skill in maintaining
and organizing departmental records, records, reports and files. Skill in adapting new information
relative to the work assignment through educational seminars, meetings, and staff meetings.
Certificate/License/Registration: Current Colorado dental licenses. Current BLS. All Certifications
and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: List each job duty and responsibility that is essential to
performing the job successfully, efficiently and safely.
64% Performs professional dental care which includes restorative dentistry, exodentia, visual
examination of patient's oral cavity, analyzing results of x-rays, other diagnostic procedures,
removal of decay teeth, extract or restore teeth.
5% Prepares charts and determines the most feasible plan for treatment. Maintains charts and
treatment plans and completes required reports.
5% Treat exposure of pulp by pulp capping, removal of pulp from pulp chamber, or root canal, using
dental instruments.
5% Design, make, and fit prosthodontic appliances such as space maintainers, bridges, and
dentures, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for denturists and dental technicians.
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3% Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patient during procedure.
3% Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, safety,
environmental and infection control standards.
2% Educates patients regarding preventative dentistry and oral hygiene. Treats diseases of teeth,
gum and mouth with appropriate medication.
2% Examine teeth, gum and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-ray and other diagnostic
equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate
treatments.
2% Formulate plan of treatment for patient's teeth and mouth tissues.
2% Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth, gums and related oral
structures, and provide preventive and corrective services.
2% Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental
problems, and oral health care services.
2% Write prescriptions for antibiotics and other medications.
2% Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs,
receiving current literature, and attending in-service meetings and workshops.
 Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors.
Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and
respectful verbal and non-verbal communications.
 Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and
adheres to the Denver Health Dozen.
 Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by
not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities
or to improve a patient’s care.
 Has regular and predictable attendance.
 Actively participates in staff meetings, huddles and attends mandatory meetings.
For Patient Care Positions:
 Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate
to patients/clients to whom care/service is being provided.
 Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well
as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient’s status and interpreting appropriate cultural
information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.
 Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards.
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: This section should include any job duties considered marginal or
not essential to the purpose of the job.
1% Performs other duties as assigned.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”

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