Provides and supervises the complete dental care of facility detainees/inmates. Evaluates and seeks improvement in the facility dental health program, dental services provided, patient care required/administered, dental operative conditions and equipment in use. Functions as a consultant to the facility staff physician.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Initiates and maintains compliance with company policies for accreditation.
Performs routine cleaning, drilling, filling, and extraction of teeth in accordance with National Commission for Correctional Health Care Standards for dental care.
Educates patients on maintaining proper oral health.
Teaches patients about diet, flossing, use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care
Prescribes medications as necessary
Formulates and create treatment plans on an individual basis after a thorough exam.
Completes an initial dental screening on all new commitments within seven (7) days.
Evaluates those patients needing or applying for dental care and makes whatever recommendations deemed clinically appropriate. Takes impressions for dental plates. Sends prostheses to outside dental labs.
Documents all services rendered in the patient dental health record.
Monitors need for dental supplies and equipment.
Provides in-service training for health staff members on appropriate issues, such as dental hygiene, dental care, dental emergencies, and techniques.
Supervises the work of professional, technical and administrative staff. Provides input into performance evaluation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Degree in dentistry from an accredited dental school required. Licensed to practice as a registered dentist in the state of Florida
Professional license must remain on file at all times at the facility where services are rendered.
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