Dentist in Golden Valley, AZ at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

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Job Description

Facility: 930

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

Provides and supervises the complete dental care of facility detainees/inmates.  Evaluates and seeks improvement in the facility dental health program, dental services provided, patient care required/administered, dental operative conditions and equipment in use.  Functions as a consultant to the facility staff physician.

 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiates and maintains compliance with company policies for accreditation.
  • Performs routine cleaning, drilling, filling, and extraction of teeth in accordance with National Commission for Correctional Health Care Standards for dental care.
  • Educates patients on maintaining proper oral health.
  • Teaches patients about diet, flossing, use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care
  • Prescribes medications as necessary
  • Formulates and create treatment plans on an individual basis after a thorough exam.
  • Completes an initial dental screening on all new commitments within seven (7) days.
  • Evaluates those patients needing or applying for dental care and makes whatever recommendations deemed clinically appropriate. Takes impressions for dental plates.  Sends prostheses to outside dental labs.
  • Documents all services rendered in the patient dental health record.
  • Monitors need for dental supplies and equipment.
  • Provides in-service training for health staff members on appropriate issues, such as dental hygiene, dental care, dental emergencies, and techniques.
  • Supervises the work of professional, technical and administrative staff. Provides input into performance evaluation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in dentistry from an accredited dental school required. Licensed to practice as a registered dentist in the state in which the facility is located is required.
  • Professional license must remain on file at all times at the facility where services are rendered.

 

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