Summary: Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases, abnormalities, injuries, and dysfunctional disorders of the oral cavity and its associated structures.
Education: Shall hold a doctor of dental surgery or a doctor of dental medicine degree from an American Dental Association accredited college or university.
Shall have and maintain an active, valid unrestricted, current dental license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) in a US jurisdiction. License must correspond to DEA registration number.
Possess a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number in order to write prescriptions for controlled substances.
Shall have one (1) year of experience performing clinical dentistry out of the last 18 months.
TYPE OF WORK – The duties include but are not limited to the following:
Dental practice, management of patients, and dental prescriptions will be accomplished in accordance with applicable AFMS clinical practice guidelines and JCAHO/HIS standards and instructions set forth in facility where privileges are awarded.
Examines, diagnoses and treats disease, abnormalities, injuries and dysfunctional disorders of the oral cavity and its associated structures.
Examines patients and interprets radiographs and diagnostic tests to determine type and extent of dental diseases and disabilities or dysfunctions.
Evaluates findings and prescribes type, extent, and order of treatment. Refers non-dental problems to appropriate medical specialty. Restores health and function of carious, fractured, otherwise defective teeth.
Performs routine preventive, periodontal, oral surgery, endodontic, and prosthodontics treatment.
Provides consultation services.
Performs comprehensive dental functions. Performs complex dental treatment procedures in the absence of specialist.
May serve as preceptor for general dentistry residency programs.