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Requisition Number 18-0351
Post Date 3/7/2019
Title Dentist
City Thornton
State CO
Description Position Description

Department: Dental Date Prepared: April 2016
Reports to: Clinic Dental Director Location: Thornton, Pecos

To uphold Clinica Family Health Services’ mission to provide the highest level of continuously improving quality medical, dental, and behavioral care, health education and preventive services possible to the uninsured and underserved, embracing the values of:
• Service to Others
• Creativity
• Diversity
• Excellent Teamwork
• Do the Right Thing
• Make Clinica a Great Place to Work

This job exists to: Provide high quality dental care that is culturally appropriate and prevention focused. Serves as a leader on the dental team contributing to the smooth, efficient, operation of the team, the Site and the Organization.

• Provides care in the following disciplines of general dental practice: diagnosis, preventative dentistry, operative dentistry, pedodontics, periodontics, removable prosthodontics, endodoontic, fixed prosthodontics, oral surgery and orthodontics.
• Expands and maintains rapport with the dental community in the service area (e.g., interacts appropriately with other dental personnel outside of Clinica; actively seeks to broaden our referral network).
• Appropriately communicates with health & human services agencies, local governments, and community organizations as needed.
• Engages actively with dental provider team in determining clinical guidelines for dental program and complies with established Clinica Standards of Care.
• Engages as an equal and partnering member of the team to provide top-of-the skill set care throughout all levels of the team.
• Supports and teaches team members at the site. Teaches students enrolled in a relevant health- profession training program.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of general dental practice, including accepted and evidence-based treatment methodologies, and risk-based care practices.
• Ensures optimal access to care through clinical productivity and a willingness to consider and address patient barriers to care.
• Engages effectively with team members outside of dental and supports overall integration of Clinica systems, particularly between medical and dental clinical teams.
• Provides Human Resources staff the needed documentation, paperwork, and signatures to complete credentialing and privileging (initial and biannual).
• Is respectful and responsive to staff and patients (is approachable by other staff, demonstrates good team work by offering and receiving feedback appropriately).
• Handles ongoing daily clinical work in a timely and thorough manner.
• Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Clinica, as well as strong communication skills, including but not limited to motivational interviewing.
• Collaborates well with teammates, both on a clinical level (e.g., seeks/provides guidance and feedback to supervised/supervising clinician) as well as on a managerial and administrative level (e.g., follows Clinica’s procedures around requesting/taking time off).
• Effective use of the electronic dental and health records (EDR, EHR), registries and templates.

• Maintains a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinic’s safety policies, and in particular by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility.
• Compliance:
o Knowledgeable of and compliant with laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.
o Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.
o Cooperates fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance Plan
• Leadership and modeling of Clinica values.


1. Provide dental services to patients and serve as a consultant to clinical staff.
2. Works with the management staff to maintain quality of care and efficiency.

Progress is reviewed quarterly and results are measured and formally evaluated annually.
A. Education / Experience
1. Graduation from an approved School of Dentistry.
2. Possession of a current license to practice dentistry in the State of Colorado.

B. Knowledge, skills and abilities:
C. Ability to diagnose and treat dental and oral disease.
D. Working knowledge of the principles, standard practices methods, and techniques of dentistry.
E. Knowledge of preventative dentistry, risk-based care, and educational/communication methodologies utilized in prevention.
F. Skill in oral operative techniques and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and staff.
G. Ability to work in a team-based care environment required.
H. Understanding and application of practices and principles of quality improvement (QI) preferred.
I. Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.
J. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

• All Clinical staff
• All employees and managers and leadership
• Patients
• Outside contacts such as community, other healthcare providers

• Dental supplies and equipment
• Tablet/Office software
• Electronic Health Record
• Telephone

• Risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens.
• Dental operatory and equipment as well as usual office environment with sitting, walking, standing, stooping
• Ability to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle as required
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