Dental Therapist

Website People's Center Clinics & Services

Join our organization whose mission is improving lives, transforming communities, and achieving health equity for everyone.  People’s Center Clinics & Services (PCCS) is a Federally Qualified Health Center located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are physicians, dentists, nurses, social workers, care coordinators, and other healthcare and administrative staff, and serve nearly 10,000 patients every year through medical, dental, and behavioral services. 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including:

•    Health, Dental, and vision insurance

•    Retirement plan with company contribution

•    4 weeks of paid time off 

•    8 annual holidays

•    Company paid life insurance benefit

•    Company-paid Short -Term and Long-Term Disability benefits

•    National Health Service Corps loan forgiveness approved site

•    Company paid continuing education dollars and days

•    License and certification expense reimbursement

People’s Center Clinics & Services is a nationally recognized community health center delivering high-quality, affordable, and culturally relevant healthcare since 1970. We offer a full range of integrated primary care, behavioral health, and oral health services.  You can schedule an appointment that suits your schedule or walk-in to our clinics and be seen the same day when needed. All people are welcome here without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, financial status or ability to pay.  For more information go to  https://www.peoples-center.org/

Summary

Provide oral health care, both treatment and education, to all eligible patients within the prescribed range of duties for a therapist.  Accurately comprehend and adhere to written prescription of each patient and to work autonomously in assessing the individual’s patient’s needs treat effectively.  Analyze, assess and chose specific treatments where the prescription allows for a choice.

What We Provide

Competitive salary and benefits package. Malpractice coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act – PTO plus paid holidays per year- expense allowance for CME training – Eligibility for loan repayment through National Health
Services Corp.

Responsibilities

  • Provide dental therapist service according to the patient’s needs ensuring the highest standards of clinical care is provided.
  • Work with other colleagues to establish a flexible team approach in delivery of a high quality service and contribute to the continued development of the team.
  • Supervise dental assistants when necessary.
  • Plan and select the equipment and material for each treatment session according to the treatment plan and patient.
  • Monitor the dental health of all patients, assess developments in the patient’s dental health and record findings accordingly.
  • Maintain full accurate clinical notes of all treatments, ensuring that patient activity data is recorded in a timely fashion using approved formats.
  • Provide preventative oral health education, instruction and guidance to patients including diet advice, diet analysis, fluoride supplements, oral hygiene and smoking cessation advice, suited to the individual and taking into account communication barriers.
  • Provide restorations in primary teeth including pulp therapy & stainless steel crowns as appropriate.
  • Provision of preventative treatments including fissure sealants and sealant restorations.
  • Provision of a full range of periodontal treatments, including scaling, polishing and debridement.
  • Extraction of deciduous teeth.
  • Provision of a full range of restorative techniques for permanent teeth subject to the scope of practice of a dental therapist.
  • Administration of appropriate local analgesia.
  • Take dental impressions and dental radiographs.

Qualifications/ Education

  • Registration with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry as Dental Therapist
  • Proven maintenance of post-graduate continuing professional development
  • Experience working in a dental clinic preferred
  • Experience working with patients in either the role of dental assistant or dental hygienist preferred

Certifications/License

  •  Dental Therapist license

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Command of English language to a high level of written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and presentation skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Patience and emphatic approach
  • Self-motivated and capable of working autonomously
  • Sets high standards and is motivated to achieve them

 AA/EOE

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