Southern Smiles Ortho Pedo is seeking an associate pediatric dentist to join our team to work in the wonderful towns of Cary and Clayton NC.This is one of most amazing places in the country to live, work and play!
What is Southern Smiles Ortho Pedo you ask? We are a newly merged orthodontic and pediatric practice, and we go together like peanut butter & jelly!
Orthodontist Dr. Matthew McNutt & Pediatric Dentist Dr. Dan Howell are working together to build a brand new facility and will soon be working together under one roof. A new website is also in the works!
Pediatric dentist Dr. Howell, a UNC graduate, has been in practice for over 41 years and is searching for a compassionate pediatric dentist to mentor and step into his well respected ‘shoes’.Dr. Howell will begin working part time in 2022 and will be with the practice for the next 2-4 years.As an associate, you will have the opportunity to help mold the future of this practice and you will have an important voice.
Orthodontist Dr. McNutt, a UNC graduate, is leading the practice and will be your primary initial contact to discuss this opportunity.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Will there be the potential to partner in the future?
A: The answer is yes, we are open to partnership in the future if we go together like peanut butter and jelly!
Q: How many clinical days of work per week are you offering to start?
A: During the first 14-18 months of work we are offering 3 clinical days of work.
Q: How many days in the Cary location and the Clayton location per week?
A: Generally, two days in Cary and one day in Clayton to start.
Q: After the first year will I have the opportunity to work additional days?
A: Yes, as Dr. Howell reduces his time significantly, you will have the opportunity to work four clinical days most weeks.
Q: Will I have autonomy to make my own clinical decisions and treatment plan as I ethically see fit?
A: Yes, you will have autonomy over your treatment planning and materials, as well as guidance and mentoring.
Q: Will I work some days side by side with Dr. Howell?
A: Yes!Mentoring under Dr. Dan, as he is known, is very important in order to help establish trust and rapport with his wonderful and special patients.This will be emphasized during the first year.
Q: If Dr. Dan works in Cary, will I be working by myself in Clayton?
A: That is a great question!This opportunity gets even better!Dr. Shraddha Patel owns the pediatric practice in Clayton in the same building as Dr. McNutt’s orthodontic practice.Your one day a week in Clayton will be with Dr. Patel for some mentoring initially and then quickly you will be running your own show one day a week.Having two seasoned pediatric dentists to help jump start you is a rare opportunity!
Q: Will I work with children who have special needs in this practice?
A: Absolutely, Dr. Dan has a long and well respected reputation for working with children who have special needs across a broad array of circumstances.Dr. Patel likewise has a compassionate heart and sees children with special needs regularly.
Q: Will I be expected to work with and treat children who are covered by NC medicaid?
A: Yes.Especially in the Clayton location.
Q: Will I be expected to establish hospital credentials and manage hospital cases?
A: Yes, as a Southern Smiles Ortho Pedo doctor you will be expected to manage hospital cases.
Q: Will there be in office sedation offered for patients that I will treat?
A: Yes.We are contracting with a medical anesthesiologist group to offer on site sedation managed by a medical doctor in the Cary location.
Q: Will you have an on site emotional support animal available in the clinical setting?
A: Funny you should ask that, why yes we will.We plan on implementing a labradoodle into the practice over the next 18 months!So much fun…
Q: What compensation package are you offering at this time?
A: Initially, we will be offering a per diem of $1100 and for a half day $500.
There will be opportunity for significant increase over time.
Q: Will 401K be offered as a benefit?
A: We plan on implementing this doctor benefit after the first 18 months.
Q: Will Southern Smiles Ortho Pedo help cover the cost of my annual Malpractice Insurance Cost?
A: Yes.We will reimburse up to $2,500 of annual premium expense forprofessional liability insurance coverage during each year fully employed.
Q: Will Southern Smiles Ortho Pedo help cover the cost of ongoing annual continuing education cost?
A: Yes.We will reimburse up to $1,500 of annual expense for continuing education during each year fully employed.
Q: Will compensation always be per diem based?
A: Our plan is to offer an annual salary in the future after initial growth has occurred.Additional responsibility including non-clinical time to help build the practice will be included.
Q: Will I be expected to take weekend call?
A: Yes.There is a well established rotation of local pediatric dentist who have formed a call group to minimize the burden.Lots of free weekends!
Q: Will my employment contract contain a local non-compete clause?
A: Yes.There will be a five mile radius ‘as the crow flies’ clause.
Q: Will it be awesome?
A: Why yes, it will be so awesome.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Matthew McNutt directly:
Completion of residency from accredited pediatric residency program
ABPD board certified or board eligible
North Carolina Dental license / DEA license
Be loving, compassionate and full of awesome sauce!
Current pediatric residents are encouraged to apply
Internal Number: SSOP#1
About Southern Smiles Ortho Pedo
Pediatric Dentist Dr. Dan Howell & Orthodontist Dr. Matthew McNutt offer pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.
We have an associate opportunity with potential for future partnership in the Cary / Apex & Clayton NC area.