Cass County Dental Clinic

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Position: Dentist (Fridays only)

Reports to: Practice Manager

Location: Belton, Missouri

Position Summary

The Lead Dentist is responsible for the overall quality of care delivered by the Cass County Dental Clinic. Applicant must be comfortable working with children and have a desire to work with a diverse underserved patient population.

Qualified applicants may submit resume to

  • Dentist job description

    Duties and Responsibilites

    • Provides diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency dental services to patients
      • Medical histories are reviewed at every visit
      • All pathologic conditions are charted and reported to the patient
      • A written treatment plan developed with all options explained to the patient
      • Make oral examination of patients to determine oral health; records number of teeth, their condition, position and relationship to each other; notes types, size and location of fillings; checks conditions of gums; evaluates bone support for teeth
      • The approximate number of visits and the time to complete care is noted on the treatment plan
      • Patients are first treated for pain and infection
      • Where appropriate, referrals are made to specialists
      • Enters and signs all treatment provided on the treatment page
      • Meets clinical standards of practice as described in the quality assurance program
      • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel
      • Attains all agreed to goals and objectives within specified time frames, as part of the Clinic’s overall mission
      • Recommends revisions in the quality assurance program to the Practice Manager
      • Refers patient grievances that cannot be resolved to the Practice Manager.
    • Supervises care delivered by dentists, dental hygienists and assistants
      • Instructs assigned dental assistants in chair side, laboratory, sterilization and radiology procedures
      • Oversees maintenance and cleanliness of dental operatory
      • Delegates expanded duties in accordance with skills of dental auxiliary and the Extended Care Permit within limits of laws of the State of Missouri
      • Participates with the Practice Manager in scheduled evaluations of staff dentists
    • Assures integration of patient education into all treatment phases
      • Refers patients to the dental hygienist
      • Discusses home care status and techniques with patients who demonstrate sub optimal plaque control
      • Provides consultation for dental hygienists when requested
      • Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child
      • Explains importance of maintaining appointments sequence to every patient
      • Explains the need for maintenance of oral conditions as a priority to fixed prosthodontic treatment
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Current Missouri license.
    • Ability to relate well with patients and other health care personnel.
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.
    • Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved.

    Education and Experience

    • Graduation from a certified DDS/DMD program.
    • Prefer previous experience providing care at a community health center or similar environment preferred.

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