The general practice dental officer serves as a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional dental procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. Provides supervision of dental staff and is responsible for dental clinic administration at their assigned location.
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The General Dentistry dental officer shall be proficient in all aspects of general dentistry including the ability to perform selected specialty services. Specifically, the provider should possess the expertise and competency to perform the following:
Make oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity
Diagnose pathological or irregular oral conditions.
Administer local anesthesia.
Perform routine and complex restoration of teeth.
Perform simple and complex extractions of teeth.
Perform alveoloplasty and other routine surgical procedures.
Perform prosthetic dentistry to include immediate dentures, full dentures, partial dentures, crowns and fixed bridge work.
Perform routine endodontic procedures on single and multi-canal teeth.
Perform routine and surgical periodontal procedures.
Provides supervision of dental staff assigned to their clinic location.
Responsible for clinic administration in compliance with VHA, Medical Center and Dental Service Directives, Policies and Procedures.
Work Schedule: Full Time, Day shift
Financial Discloser Report: Not required
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Degree of doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine resulting from a course of education in dentistry.
Completion of an approved residency program in general practice or specialty, or comparable experience as a dentist actively involved in treating medically compromised patients.
Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States
References: VAH 5005, PART II APPENDIX G3
Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-35 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-35 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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