Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
Provides dental care for infants, children and adolescents. Manages patients with behavioral problems or handicap conditions. Provides dental care to include diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, minor orthodontic treatment and limited prosthodontics. Counsels and advises patients and family on growth and development dental problems of patient. Provides preventive services through use of fluorides and sealants and instructs patient and family members on dental care. Diagnoses and treats disease, injury, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures: examines patient to determine nature of condition, utilizing x-rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures. Cleans, fills, extracts, and replaces teeth, using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, medications, and surgical implements. Provides preventative dental services to patient, such as applications of fluoride and sealants to teeth, and education in oral and dental hygiene.

Position Duties

Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care.
  • Examines patients' teeth and mouth.
  • Analyzes x-rays and evaluates dental needs.
  • Plans treatment and health promotion programs.
  • Treats teeth and tissue problems using equipment and tools, such as drills or mouth mirrors.
  • Cleans out and fills cavities, rebuilds broken teeth, replaces missing teeth, and pulls out unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
  • Performs surgery on gums or supporting bones.
  • Provides dental consultation and necessary care for hospital inpatients as requested by medical services.
  • Provides care of dental patients requiring sedation and general anesthesia for treatment.
  • Shares in emergency call responsibilities.

Maintains patient records.
  • Completes all documentation requirements in patient record.
  • Completes documentation required for patient charges.

Develop Self and Others
  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and continuing education a.100% completion of annual competencies within established time frame, b. Maintains appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities, c. Maintains current license.
  • Self-directed in developing their own practice in relation to professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations
  • Contributes to environment conducive to education of health care professionals and students by insure that all hygiene students who take a clinical rotation at ACH, are well informed on procedures, patients, and guidelines.
  • Contributes to an environment conducive to education of patients and families
  • Manage conflict resolution according to appropriate professional chain of command.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

Doctoral Degree Field of Study: Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine

Experience Requirements

2 years total experience required • •
which includes 2 years of pediatric dentistry experience


Certification/License/Registry Requirements

Dentist License: (AR) Candidate must possess at time of hire

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) certification (Certification)

Skill Requirements

Ability to work with patients who have behavioral and/or developmental handicap conditions.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand

Physical Activity - Walk

Physical Activity - Sit

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms

Physical Activity - Talk or hear

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions

Physical Environment - Infectious disease

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 10 pounds

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 25 pounds

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:

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As the only pediatric medical center in the state, Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) serves the youngest Razorbacks from birth to age...