State Of Massachusetts Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 9 months ago


Diagnoses and treats dentaldisease, injury, and deformities. Consults appropriate professionals on choice of medications. Develops policies and procedures for dentalhealth and care. Writes reports. Performs related work as required.


  • Diagnoses dental diseases, injuries and deformities by examining teeth, gums and soft tissue to detect cavities or abnormal tissues by taking x-rays, by making impressions of teeth, and by charting the condition of the mouth and teeth.

  • Treats dental diseases, injuries or deformities by restoring and/or extracting teeth as necessary, checking and adjusting bite, prescribing drugs for dental patients, selecting methods of treatment for dental disorders, and administering anesthetics prior to treatment to meet patients' needs.

  • Examines medical and/or dental patients in wards and dormitories. Reviews patient records for pertinent data. Consults with physicians and nurses on choice of medication as well as irregularities in order to recommend the transfer of patients to outside dental services for involved dental work.

  • Develops dental health and care procedures by reading technical literature on drugs, attending educational lectures, classes, and seminars to keep abreast of advances in the field, learn new techniques, and exchanges information.

  • Writes required reports of work performed in dental office, wards in order to recommend the repair or replacement of equipment to the Medical Director.

  • Performs various other related duties such as orderingdental supplies.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREDAT HIRE (List knowledges, skills, abilities)

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of dentistry.

  • Knowledge of the types and symptoms of infections of the mouth, teeth, and gums.

  • Knowledge of the types and uses of dental equipment, instruments, and devices.

  • Knowledge of sanitation and sterilization methods, techniques, and procedures followed in a dental facility.

  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

  • Knowledge of chemicals, solutions and materials used in providing dental care.

  • Knowledge of the techniques and methods used in making impressions and finishing prostheses and bridge work.

  • Knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques used in preparing sterile and dental tools, materials, and equipment.

  • Knowledge of the types and characteristics of drugs used in providing dental care.

  • Skill in using dental equipment, instruments, and devices.

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records.

  • Ability to deal tactfully with others.

  • Ability to prepare technical reports.

  • Ability to establish rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds.

  • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and emergency situations.

  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of medical data to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Ability to distinguish colors visually.

  • Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs, and tables.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.

  • Manual dexterity.

  • Ability to work independently.

QUALIFICATIONSACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledges, skills, abilities)

  • Knowledge of types and uses of agency forms.

  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures, specifications, standards, guidelines, laws, rules and regulations governing agency operation.

  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in a medical facility.

  • Knowledge of types and availability of public or private organizations or sources for providing dental and medical care.

  • Knowledge of state and agency procedures governing the purchasing and requisitioning of supplies and equipment.

  • Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques for the storage of hazardous products.

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of inventory control of supplies and equipment.

  • Knowledge of the types and application of emergency medical procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and tourniquets.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.


Current and validregistration as a dentist under the Massachusetts Board of Registration inDentistry.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions, please contact Christian Holland, Human Resources, at 508-368-3408.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current and valid registration as a dentist under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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