Community Smiles Dental Programs

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We are always interested in meeting individuals who want to learn more about our mission and how to join our team. Contact Elizabeth Sheehan, Director of Operations, at esheehan@communitysmiles.org to learn more.

Dental Hygienist

Status:Part-time on Fridays only, Permanent
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Clinical Manager

Status:

Part-time on Fridays only, Permanent

Job Summary:

Community Smiles Dental (CSD) is seeking an energetic and compassionate team-oriented dental hygienist to join our team and support our Menomonee Falls location. Our dental hygienists play an important role in patient care: they primarily provide preventative oral hygiene instruction during prophylaxis appointments helping our patients understand the current state of their oral health and how they can take steps to improve it. Our dental hygienists are an integral part of our clinical team ensuring that by collaborating with our dentists, we become the dental home for our patients.

Duties & Responsibilities

Major Responsibility Areas

  • Supports mission, vision and core values of Community Smiles Dental emphasizing early intervention and prevention through clinical work and patient care.
  • Maintains strong and positive working and interpersonal relationships with all employed at Community Smiles Dental including interns, externs and volunteers.
  • Understands and is able to comply with all employment policies and procedures defined by Community Smiles Dental.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities under the following major responsibility areas: patient care, infection control and daily operations.
  • Patient Care responsibilities include:
    • Models “Tell Show Do” at each appointment to help build trust with patients.
    • Teaches patients and patients’ parents/guardians how to practice good oral hygiene at home and in between prophylaxis appointments.
    • Records patient-hygienist interactions as they occur in the patient’s electronic dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the interaction, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.
    • Provide clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application, fluoride application, periodontal screening and administering local anesthetic consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and clinical protocols.
    • Exemplifies excellent patient care skills, including the ability to compassionately care for and treat patients of diverse backgrounds who also have diverse medical and dental needs.
    • Take and develop dental radiographs in accordance with CSD’s Standard Radiograph protocol.
    • Integration of appropriate patient dental hygiene care with CSD dentists and other healthcare professionals involved in the patient’s health care management.
    • Works with a sense of urgency to ensure room is set up and taken down in a timely fashion, patients appointments occur according to schedule and all patient notes are completed before seating the next patient.
    • Uses feedback given from Clinical Manager and Director of Operations in order to meet clinic production goals.
    • Maximizes down time to support clinic operations such as sterilization, instrument sharpening and general supply organization.
    • Perform independent procedures in accordance with state regulations and law in settings such as an in-school sealant program and/or medical dental integration facility.
  • Workplace safety/Infection control responsibilities include:
    • Complies with all applicable federal, state, local and organization rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental care.
    • Adheres to following personnel policies, workplace safety guidelines and confidentiality rules to reduce risk and liability.
    • Supports clinical cleanliness and infection control through thorough room turnover and following manufacturer guidelines as they relate to proper instrument sterilization.
    • Follows clinic guidelines in terms of PPE usage to protect self and others from infectious diseases.
  • Daily operations responsibilities include:
    • Arriving at 7:40am to set up first operatories, prepare patient schedule and ensure prepared for morning huddle at 7:50am.
    • Working collaboratively as a team with CSD dentists and dental assistants to ensure all patients are seen on time and in between, infection control routines are followed in regards to room turnover and sterilization.
    • Ensures that rooms are properly stocked and organized, dental supplies are organized and put away and contributes to an organized sterilization and lab ensuring all instruments and handpieces are properly put away.
    • Ensures that rooms are properly shut down and that patient schedules for the following day are prepped and ready for huddle

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions for the position.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to understand, demonstrate and support the mission, vision and core values of Community Smiles Dental.
  • Completion of dental hygiene education from an accredited technical college or completion of a four year bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.
  • Unrestricted license to practice dental hygiene in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal healthcare programs.
  • Current CPR (BLS) from the American Heart Association or Red Cross and the ability to recertify/renew on a biannual basis.
  • Ability to maintain continuing education (CE) requirements as outlined by the Wisconsin Dental Examining Board and the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • Compliance with CSD’s COVID-19 Vaccine or Weekly Testing policy.

 

Preferred Requirements

  • At least one year of experience practicing dental hygiene.
  • At least one year of experience in a related, community-based or nonprofit dental clinic using public dental health principles and practices.
  • Proficient in Dentrix or comparable dental electronic health record system and Google Office Suite.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally in Spanish with patients and families including the use of dental terminology.
  • Prior experience with treating children and patients with special health care needs.

 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to understand, demonstrate and support the mission, vision and core values of Community Smiles Dental.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and instruction.
  • Ability to contribute to the priorities and needs of the team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in regards to patient sensitive and protected information.
  • Ability to follow safety protocols including infection control standards.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task throughout the day.
  • Ability to meet the work hours and schedules of the position.
  • Wisconsin Medicaid and HMO credentialed provider (credentialing can be completed by CSD Director of Operations).

 

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Ability to work wearing multiple layers of PPE for extended periods of the work day.
  • Ability to work with a computer and frequently look at computer monitors throughout the day.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods throughout the clinic day.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or slide 10-20lbs at a time.
  • Ability to work in an environment with frequent moderate to high noise levels.
  • Ability to work in close proximity with other team members and patients.
  • Ability to effectively respond to varying situations using logical reasoning and decision making throughout the clinic day.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motions to accomplish small motor skills.

The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Dentist

Status:Full-time and Part-time positions available, Permanent
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Reports to:

Clinical Manager

Status:

Full-time and Part-time positions available, Permanent

Job Summary:

Community Smiles Dental (CSD) is seeking an energetic and compassionate team-oriented dentist to join our team and support our Waukesha and Menomonee Falls locations. Our dentists play an important role in patient care: they primarily work collaboratively with our dental assistants to provide compassionate and high quality dental care to all of our patients. Our dentists are an integral part of our clinic team helping lead our team to provide the most treatment we can within our daily schedule and working as a team to do it!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports mission, vision and core values of Community Smiles Dental emphasizing patient education and early prevention through clinical work.
  • Maintains strong and positive working and interpersonal relationships with all employed at Community Smiles Dental including interns, externs and volunteers.
  • Understands and is able to comply with all employment policies and procedures defined by Community Smiles Dental.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities under the following major responsibility areas: leadership and patient care.
  • Leadership responsibilities include:
    • Acts as a role model for clinic team in exhibiting our core values with patients and other team members throughout the clinic day and setting the pace for our team.
    • Works collaboratively with all CSD dentists and hygienists to appropriately treatment plan and provide care for our patient population.
    • Is an active coach/mentor for all of our dental assistants, working with the Clinical Manager to help develop and train our dental assistants. ○ Uses network of dental professionals and motivates others who may share the same desire to be a part of our mission at CSD to join our team.
    • Complies with all applicable federal, state, local and organization rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dentistry and the clinical provision of dental care.
    • Adheres to and coaches others to follow personnel policies, workplace safety guidelines and confidentiality rules to reduce risk and liability.
  • Patient Care responsibilities include:
    • Understands role as a member of our dentist team to positively impact CSD’s standard of care for our patient populations.
    • Exemplifies excellent patient care skills by compassionately caring for and treating patients of diverse backgrounds who also have diverse medical and dental needs.
    • Records patient-dentist interactions as they occur in the patient’s electronic dental record to ensure that records accurately and completely reflect the nature of the interaction, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.
    • Effectively communicates with patients and their parents/guardians to educate them on how to practice good oral hygiene and prevent future decay.
    • Maximizes productivity and earned revenue potential by prioritizing providing treatment to patients when a missed appointment occurs or the opportunity presents itself.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions for the position.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental school.
  • Unrestricted license to practice general dentistry in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal healthcare programs.
  • Current CPR (BLS) from the American Heart Association or Red Cross and the ability to recertify/renew on a biannual basis.
  • Current DEA license from the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency and the ability to recertify/renew every 3 years.
  • Ability to maintain continuing education (CE) requirements as outlined by the Wisconsin Dental Examining Board and the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • Compliance with CSD’s COVID-19 Vaccine or Weekly Testing policy.

 

Preferred Requirements

  • Completion of a general practice residency program.
  • At least one year of experience practicing dentistry.
  • At least one year of experience in a related, community-based or nonprofit dental clinic using public dental health principles and practices.
  • Proficient in Dentrix or comparable dental electronic health record system and Google Office Suite.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally in Spanish with patients and families including the use of dental terminology.
  • Prior experience with treating children and patients with special health care needs; however, not necessarily a pediatric specialist.
  • Wisconsin Medicaid and HMO credentialed provider (credentialing can be completed by CSD Director of Operations).

 

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to understand, demonstrate and support the mission, vision and core values of Community Smiles Dental.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and instruction.
  • Ability to contribute to the priorities and needs of the team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in regards to patient sensitive and protected information.
  • Ability to follow safety protocols including infection control standards.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task throughout the day.
  • Ability to meet the work hours and schedules of the position.

 

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Ability to work wearing multiple layers of PPE for extended periods of the work day.
  • Ability to work with a computer and frequently look at computer monitors throughout the day.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods throughout the clinic day.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or slide 10-20lbs at a time.
  • Ability to work in an environment with frequent moderate to high noise levels.
  • Ability to work in close proximity with other team members and patients.
  • Ability to effectively respond to varying situations using logical reasoning and decision making throughout the clinic day.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motions to accomplish small motor skills.

The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

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