Position: Staff Dentist
Reports To: Chief Dental Officer
Classification: Full-time (x1) or Part-time (x2)
OSHA: High Risk
Salary: Grade 17 ($47.96-$69.91/hour)
To provide primary dental care services to all federally
recognized enrolled Tribal members who reside in the Ponca service
unit area. Performs professional dental work to a population whose
oral health needs are advanced and the procedures will be of
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Provide primary and secondary preventative measure first and
tertiary measures as a third priority in the practice of dentistry.
Such services shall include, but not limited to the following:
Emergency services: diagnosis and treatment of pain, infection,
swelling, bleeding and trauma.
Primary prevention to include oral health education, topical and
systemic fluorides, periodontal prophylaxis, medical and dental
exams, dental sealants as appropriate.
Secondary prevention to include periodic examinations with
radiographs, prompt treatment of oral lesions and compulsory
Basic oral services to include restorative, basic endodontic,
occasional crowns, basic oral surgery and space maintenance.
Tertiary measures to include some molar endodontics, crown and
bridge, removable complete and partial dentures.
Employee shall provide supervision to dental support staff as
necessary. Employee shall work with health professions' schools and
training programs to train dental residents, dental assistants or
other ancillary dental staff as times and resources allow. Such
activity may not impair the Ponca Dental Clinics timely treatment
Employee shall maintain adequate and current dental records. All
files, charts, records, dental or otherwise generated by the
employee during this employment are the property of the employer
and stay in dental clinic.
Employee shall assist in development of the oral health care
plan and for documenting quality improvement planning and
The dentist and the Chief Dental Officer shall meet regularly to
coordinate areas of mutual concern including but not limited to the
area of dental health planning, scheduling, staff etc.
Relationships and Authority:
The employee is responsible to the Chief Dental Officer for the
provision of dental care under the above responsibilities and
duties. The dentist utilizes professional knowledge to provide
care. The dentist has the obligation and duties to supervise the
chair-side dental assistant, dental hygienist and front desk
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
Work requires long periods of standing, bending, reaching and
lifting of boxes of dental supplies weight up to 50lbs or less.
Work is subject to on occasion emotionally upset patients, family
members, personnel and visitors.
Graduation from an accredited dental school with a degree of
Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine.
License to practice dentistry in Nebraska with no
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Computer proficiency with dental software experience.
Valid driver's license and be insurable.
Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle,
education, character, and criminal background checks.
Able and willing to travel.
One or more years experience working with Native Americans or
Native American organizations.
Dental faculty or teaching experience beneficial to mentor in
One or more years experience as a Dentist in the state of
Nebraska or a reciprocal state.
Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self
Knowledge of Dentrix Enterprise practice management software and
Dexis imaging software.
Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or
members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified
individuals are eligible.
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.
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