Staff Dentists (casual) - UT Dentists Community Clinics (multiple locations) / School of Dentistry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Staff Dentists (casual) - UT Dentists Community Clinics (multiple locations) / School of Dentistry

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Category: Staff Dentist

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 240001E9

UT Dentists, the dental faculty practice plan of TheUTHealth Houston School of Dentistryis accepting applications for casual, non-benefits-eligible, Staff Dentist positions, in collaboration with various Community Clinics (Harris Health System andHOPE Clinic), to provide per diem comprehensive general dental care to patients at multiple community-based dental clinics (where needed).

Position Summary:

The Staff Dentist is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive general dentistry in an educational, community-based setting. Treatment will be evidence-based and driven by quality and value to the patient.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide competent, evidence-based, person-centered dental treatment; prescribe and carry out, or direct others in carrying out, health promotion and disease prevention, and refer patients for specialty consultation or treatment in concordance with approved clinical protocols.

  • Complete a comprehensive treatment record, including but not limited to health history, treatment notes, referrals, informed consent, and other needed documentation related to patient care, in concordance with clinical protocols and local, state, and federal regulations.

  • Represent UTHealth School of Dentistry and cultivate long-term rapport with community physicians and other dental providers to optimize referrals and encourage the integration of oral health as a needed aspect of overall health.

  • Participate in and/or deliver continuing education, professional development, mentoring, and in-service learning for practice dentists and staff; serve as a role model for life-long learning.

  • Comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and center rules, regulations, policies, and protocols governing the clinical provision of dental care including but not limited to workplace safety, confidentiality, and staff.

  • Perform other tasks to achieve organizational and/or program goals and objectives, including periodic review of clinical productivity, as assigned by the Dental Director and/or Associate Dean for Patient Care.


Education and Training:

  • Graduation from a CODA-accredited dental school

  • Completion of a general dentistry residency or 2+ years of experience is preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Preferred: Forward-thinking attitude with a focus on prevention, quality, and value of care, and commitment to working in a public health setting

  • Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or other foreign languages

Licensure and Credentials:

  • Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the State of Texas

  • Current CPR (BLS) certification required

  • Valid DEA registration

Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based, person-centered dental care with a focus on disease prevention, quality, and value for the patient.

  • Appreciation of the impact of the social determinants of health, the capacity to function successfully as part of a large team

  • Ability to use electronic health records efficiently and proficiently.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.