Cass County Dental Clinic

Job Openings


Position: Dentist (Full-time or part-time)

Reports to: Practice Manager

Location: Belton, Missouri

Position Summary

Do what you LOVE, and LOVE what you do without the hassle of owning your own practice! Cass County Dental Clinic is looking for an energetic and motivated dentist to join our team! The ideal candidate is a team player, comfortable working out of 2 operatories while providing dental hygiene exams (1 RDH), detail-oriented, enjoys providing individualized treatment, focused on patient education, sensitive to differences in culture and beliefs, and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

Enjoy a rewarding career caring for children and teens who need you the most! Cass County Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care to children from birth through age 20 who are insured by Missouri Medicaid or are uninsured and low-income. Make a difference for these kiddos every day! Be a positive role model! Give them one-on-one attention! Listen to & encourage them! Help these little people become and stay healthy! Build their confidence!

  • $135,000 salary
  • Potential for up to $25,000 in student loan repayment
  • Paid time off
  • Professional liability insurance provided
  • $1,500 CE allowance
  • Health insurance stipend
  • Excellent & experienced team
  • Leave your work at work
  • Reap the rewards of working with children
  • Let someone else manage the business
  • Less than 30 min from downtown KC (and going the opposite direction of all the traffic!)
  • 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

    Qualifications

    • 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.

Position: Bilingual front desk staff

Reports to: Practice Manager

Location: Belton, Missouri

Deadline: Until filled

Position Summary

The dental office front desk staff is responsible for answering phones, scheduling appointments, obtaining necessary patient information, handling patient inquiries and other duties as delegated by the Practice Manager. Front desk staff must be fluent in English and Spanish. 

  • Front desk staff job description

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Works in collaboration with the Practice Manager to manage the patient population, including but not limited to:

    • Obtains all necessary information and documentation from clinic patients
    • Utilizes dental software to accurately input all patient & insurance information, submit dental claims, post payments, and schedule appointments for dental services
    • Verifies each patient’s insurance eligibility on the day of the scheduled appointment
    • Reinforces proposed dental treatment and schedules appointments based on the dentist’s treatment plan
    • Sends recall appointment reminders, makes confirmation calls, and monitors patient appointment status and history
    • Accurately documents all patient contact in the patient’s account notes
    • Ensures that all patient paperwork is filled out completely and promptly scanned into the patient chart
    • Collects patient payments at time of service, maintains a balanced cash drawer, and prepares daily cash deposits
    • Maintains an appropriate supply of office supplies by properly disposing and replacing outdated products and ordering new products within a pre-determined budget and upon approval by the Dental Clinic Coordinator
    • Maintains all original copies of paperwork and makes copies as necessary to ensure an adequate supply
    • Explains importance of maintaining appointment sequence to every patient
    • Discusses complications that may result if the patient fails to complete the treatment plan
    • Complies with HIPAA standards
    • Translates for other staff members, when language assistance is needed
    • Any other duties as delegated by the Dentist or Practice Manager

    Works in collaboration with the Dental Clinic Staff to ensure safety of dental clinic staff and patients, including but not limited to:

    • Maintains compliance with OSHA standards
    • Responsible for the maintenance & cleanliness of the front office, break room, waiting area, and restrooms
    • Recognizes emergency situations and follows established emergency protocols
    • Any other duties as delegated by the Dentist or Practice Manager

    Qualifications

    • Proficient in both English and Spanish language skills
    • Ability to relate well with patients and other healthcare personnel
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base
    • Excellent organization skills
    • Effective time management
    • Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team
    • Ability to multitask & work well under pressure
    • Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved

    Education and Experience

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • 1 year experience working in a dental office or other healthcare setting
    • Experience working with dental software is preferred, but not required
    • Experience working in a community health clinic is preferred, but not required

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