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General Dentist

504 Pineola Street, Newland, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

High Country Community Health offers General Dentists sign-on bonuses, competitive salaries, and assistance in student debt loan repayment through the National Health Service Corp.

High Country Community Health integrated care services expand over four counties in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the foothills. These areas are rich with natural beauty, close community, and opportunities for healthy living. Outdoor recreational activities are endless; hiking in the spring, rafting in the summer, or winter skiing are examples of how each season contributes its own unique possibilities. The High Country is surrounded with vibrancy and HCCH is proud to call this area our home.



A full time exempt position responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventive dental care in a community health center setting.

Essential Functions:

Examines individuals requesting care, diagnoses their dental/oral conditions, prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out, appropriate dental/oral treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines.
Records patient-dentist transactions as they occur in the patient’s electronic dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided. In addition the Staff Dentist shall complete referrals, data collections instruments and other records or paper works as shall be required from time to time by the organization.
Supervises the clinical work of the dental assistants and hygienists
Works collaboratively with the Dental Office Manager to maintain a full schedule
Educates individuals in the nature of oral health related conditions and in the general promotion of oral health related disease prevention.
Serves on the dental staff and other center committees as assigned.
Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and the orientation of community health center staff as requested.
Assists with designing, developing, and implementing appropriate Dental Department policies, protocols and procedures in partnership with the Dental Office Manager which are in compliance with the most current accepted professional standards.
Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education to the community as requested.
Participates in short and long term program planning for the Dental Department and the agency, including development of goals and objectives.
Travels when necessary to fulfill the corporations needs and attends meetings as necessary to represent the corporation and/or the Dental Department.
Responsible for personal full compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and the clinical provision of dental care as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.


RequirementsEducation and Training:

Graduation from an accredited dental schoolCompletion of an accredited general practice residency program is preferredKnowledge of community health principles and practices preferredExcellent interpersonal and written communication skills required.

Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required, hospital privileges preferredFTCA coverage or private professional malpractice insurance obtainable Licensure and Credentials: Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of North CarolinaCurrent CPR (BLS) certifications. ACLS preferredNorth Carolina DEA registrationMedicare and Medicaid provider numbers

Skills and Abilities:

Requires a comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient settings. Knowledge of the principles and practice of modern dentistry as related to community health organizations

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged sitting or standing may be required. Those physical movements and the degree of mobility normally associated with the practice of primary care dentistry will be performed on a repetitive basis.

  • The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals, and copiers is required.

  • Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required.

  • Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.

OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Classification:

Category I

Job Class and Step Range:

The center reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, if the essential functions of this position cannot be performed in a satisfactory manner by the employee, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

About the Company

HCCH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HCCH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HCCH conducts background checks on all final candidates. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check or approval of the CEO

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