Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Dental
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes



The Deputy Chief Dentist, under the direction of the Dental Director, is responsible for the direct delivery of dental care at the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Health Center and for providing help and assistance to the Dental Director in the supervision of the Dental Clinic and the overall functioning of the Dental Program. The Deputy Chief Dentist is responsible for supervision of dental staff in the absence of the Dental Director.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Provides direct dental care for patients.
  • Conducts dental examinations and determines      treatment plan for patients.
  • Provides diagnostic, preventative, restorative,      endodontic, periodontic, prosthodontics, surgical,      interceptive-orthodontic and adjunct general services for patients.
  • Refers patients to specialty and generalist care      as needed.  
  • Coordinates Contract Health referrals for      eligible patients. 
  • Follows Privacy Act Guidelines.
  • Provides      direct supervision of the dental clinic in the absence of the Dental      Director.
  • Attends      clinic committee meetings.
  • Develops,      writes and administers dental quality assurance program.
  • Creates,      sets, writes and administers goals for the dental clinic.
  • Coordinates      caries control program.
  • Trains,      sets criteria, and develops training materials for dental assistant      training program.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • All other job related      duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, patients, outside vendor/service providers, students, contractors, and IHS and Tribal officials.




Position medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum and frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include: constant use of near vision, depth perception and field of vision; frequent standing, walking, sitting, reaching, manual handling, use of hearing, midrange/far vision, and typing, and occasional pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, use of smell, color vision, travel and bending.  Working conditions include: constant exposure to noise and vibration and occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold and bending. Potential hazards include: exposure to blood borne pathogens and sharp equipment, constant exposure to moving mechanical parts, chemicals, infectious exposure, patient contact, medical equipment; frequent computer use and occasional exposure to high exposed places. Personal protection equipment provided by employer includes items such as but not limited to, gloves, gowns, laboratory coats, face shields, masks, eye protection, mouth pieces, resuscitation bags, pocket masks, ventilation devices and other equipment as needed.




Education: Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) required.


Experience: Minimum of at least 2 years of experience in dental supervision and program management required.


Certification/License: Must have and maintain current Michigan Dental License. Must have and maintain DEA License (Drug Enforcement Agency.) Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of all areas of general dentistry, including diagnostic, preventive, restorative, endodontic, periodontic, prosthodontics, surgical, interceptive-orthodontic, and adjunctive general services required. Knowledge of personnel management and supervision principles required. Knowledge of Quality Assurance Principles and American Dental Association (ADA) Guidelines and Indian Health Service (IHS) guidelines required. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and clearly, verbally and in writing, by telephone and email and in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must be able to work under pressure and handle difficult situations. Must be able to work extended hours when needed.  Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Must have excellent organizational skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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