The purpose of this position is to provide dental prosthodontic services, namely dentures and partial dentures, to the designated population as well as perform prosthodontic consultations for the staff and contracted dentists of the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) and other dental services and treatments as assigned to meet the diverse health and social needs of the patient population. The primary function of the Dentist: Dentures and Partial Dentures position will be to perform removable prosthodontic services including full dentures, immediate dentures, partial dentures (both metal-based and acrylic) as well as follow-up care and denture/partial denture adjustments. The position will also include performing all aspects of general dental treatment including complete and emergency examinations, interpreting radiographs, creating treatment plans and performing dental treatment for patients including routine dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, extractions, preventive, removable and other dental services to eligible patients as assigned. The Dentist: Dentures and Partial Dentures will document clinical observations and treatment as well as adhere to industry standards and ensure proper compliance with federal, local and state laws. These procedures, which require independent judgment and skilled workmanship, affect the attitudes and well-being of the patients. They also affect the efficiency and overall attitude of the dental team. The ideal candidate for this position will have exceptional technical skills, especially in regards to dentures and partial dentures, as well as the ability to connect with patients to provide caring treatment within the mission of the CIHA.
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