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Dentist

Medical/Oklahoma State Reformatory

Recruitment #181127-UNCX-412

Introduction



Medical/Oklahoma State Reformatory

This is an unclassified position; selections will be made without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
DENTIST

Basic Purpose:
Under general direction, performs professional dental treatment in the planning and execution of a comprehensive program of preventive dentistry and by developing and administering a dental care and treatment program, including diagnostic, prosthetic, surgical, endodontic, periodontal, preventive, and restorative dentistry, for a state correctional institution or facility.

Typical Functions:
• Develops and administers a program of preventive dentistry within the institution; participates in the integration of the dental program with other programs of the institution.

• Determines the oral health of the patient and the adjacent structures through the use of visual, digital, and x-ray examinations.  If pathology exists, a treatment plan is recommended and followed through with the necessary operative procedures to eliminate or control such pathology within the guidelines of the Department of Corrections.

• Evaluates oral pathology and makes appropriate referrals to oral surgery referral clinic.

• Supervises and/or administers prophylaxis and instruction in oral hygiene.

• Supervises and instructs dental assistants or other dental personnel in records and maintenance and care of equipment and quarters.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of modern dentistry and oral hygiene, and of state legislation regarding the provision of dental services.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to develop programs within policy limits; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to apply improved techniques and procedures in all phases of the dental program; and to prepare and present educational programs.

Education and Experience:

Statutorily Required:  N/A

Minimum Qualifications:  
Licensure to practice dentistry in the state of Oklahoma and minimum of one (1) year experience in general dentistry.

Job Code: 5785 DOC Pay Grade Medical Statutory Reference: 74 O.S. § 840-5.5 or 5.11    Effective Date:  08-01-02.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.


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