Oral Surgeon (Dental Specialist)
Job Details
Experienced
Wilshire Dental Clinic - Los Angeles, CA
Full-Time/Part-Time
Graduate Degree
Undisclosed
Up to 25%
Day
Health Care
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Oral Surgeon will function as a member of a dental and medical interdisciplinary treatment team at APLA Health’s dental clinics.  The Oral Surgery Dental Specialist is expected to perform surgical treatment including but not limited to biopsies, tooth removal, alveolar ridge surgery, trauma management (and possibly implant placement in the future) at a specialty level of expertise.  The provider is expected to evaluate and assess surgical treatment and outcome of its administration.  Supervision of NYUL dental residents on rotation may also be requested.

                                                                                                              

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to all state, federal, and community laws and ethical standards that apply to general dentists and endodontists.
  • Examine, diagnose dental conditions, and provide the appropriate dental treatment for patients of APLA Health & Wellness.
  • Accept patients for specialty consultation and treatment in conformance with established APLA Health & Wellness protocols and guidelines as needed.
  • Maintain properly written patient records.
  • Attend dental clinic and agency staff meetings as requested by Dental Director.
  • Responsible for personal and professional compliance with all applicable state, federal, and local community clinic regulations regarding the practice of dentistry as well as those relating to personal issues, workplace safety, public health and confidentiality.
  • Assist in maintaining OSHA and HIPAA compliance.
  • Be a visible representative of APLA Health & Wellness in the community and occasionally network with other community based organizations to help improve relationships and ensure maximum availability of resources for our patients.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of an evaluation process for the program to help address the needs of our patients and others living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Advocate for improved access to dental treatment for all people living with HIV/AIDS through collaboration with the APLA Public Policy Team.

 

                                                                                                     

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Training and Experience:

  • Current license to practice dentistry issued by the Dental Board of California
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Specialty Training
  • Current DEA license
  • Current CPR certification
  • At least one year of clinical dental practice experience
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS dental patients is preferred but not required
  • Clear record with Medi-Cal program and private dental insurance companies

 

Knowledge of:

  • Universal precautions and infection control
  • OSHA and HIPAA regulations
  • General dentistry
  • HIV/AIDS medical issues (preferred but not required)

 

Ability to:

  • Work independently and responsibly
  • Treat patients with respect, compassion, and confidentiality
  • Work independently and responsibly
  • Work effectively as a team member in a busy dental practice
  • Be self-motivated and maintain the commitment to excellence of APLA Dental Services, Inc.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Prolonged periods of sitting or standing may be required during patient treatment.  The physical motions and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis.

 

This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.    

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