Pediatric dentists evaluate and treat all issues related to children’s dental health in areas such as, but not limited to: growth and development, behavioral modification, tooth decay, periodontal issues, endodontic problems, and prevention. Pediatric dentists address children’s diseases (from birth till adolescence) and consequences that could occur, utilizing evidence based methods and proven pediatric techniques to ensure that a child is treated to progress from disease to a healthy state. One of their main goals is prevention of tooth decay and providing education. Pediatric dentists routinely encourage children to improve their oral condition with healthy eating and good oral hygiene habits.
A pediatric dentist evaluates and treats primary and secondary teeth deploying a host of dental procedures tailored to benefit their patients’ long term oral health. They also make use of a multitude of behavioral techniques in a respectful and empathetic manner, to foster a positive experience for both child and guardian. The pediatric dentist is skilled in offering special needs or disabled children treatment options when available. The specialist will ensure the practice’s clinical and financial success by providing superior patient care and service while building and maintaining successful working relationships with all team members.
Provide superior patient care and service:
Greet patients and their guardians in a professional and friendly manner. Provide a clean and professional environment for all patients. Effectively answer patient and guardian’s questions and address any concerns. Thoroughly educate patients and guardians about oral hygiene and health. Effectively communicate with Dental Assistant and/or Hygienist regarding patient care and concerns. Effectively handle, direct and/or resolve patient complaints in a timely manner. Refer patients to an appropriate specialist or general dentist when necessary. Provide each patient with a complete evaluation and treatment plan which includes an explanation of services, fees and payment policy.
Thoroughly and efficiently perform clinical dentistry functions:
Thoroughly diagnose patients’ dental needs and formulate individualized treatment plans. Ensure thorough documentation of patient charts which includes medical history, existing conditions and previous dental work. Provide treatment to manage and/or eliminate dental disease, restore tooth function and aesthetics, and prevent future disease and/or decay. Utilize generally accepted behavior modification techniques that are kind and respectful to the patient and guardian. Provide treatment that is scientifically proven and evidence based. Consider the patient’s individual risk factors when making clinical decisions. Offer special needs or disabled patients hospital based options when prudent. Meet or exceed quality standards established by the Professional Corporation.
Maximize human resources of practice by working with Office Leader to coach, counsel and provide consistent leadership:
Ensure that Company policies and procedures are known and adhered to. Regularly assess job performance and provide ongoing feedback and/or recognition. Encourage and actively support staff members in their personal and professional growth and development. Address and document performance issues in a timely and appropriate manner. Resolve inter-practice conflicts in a professional, timely and appropriate manner. Ensure safe working environment by following OSHA and Dental Practice Act guideline.
Ensure practice operates in an efficient and organized manner:
Ensure safe working environment by adhering to all OSHA and Dental Practice Act guidelines. Communicate with front desk staff regarding patient needs and scheduling time requirements Communicate schedule changes to Office Leader in a timely manner to ensure continuous patient care. Work scheduled hours and provide appropriate schedule coverage when necessary. Adhere to patient scheduling process. Monitor and control practice expenses within budgeted amounts. Actively coordinate and support marketing directives to increase practice revenues. Degree from accredited dental school and a specialty certificate in Pediatric dentistry. Board eligible in specialty, with actual board credentials preferred. Current dental license issued by state where practicing. Specialty license where applicable. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Team-building skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks. Ability to work well independently and with others in fast-paced environment.
Degree from accredited dental school and a specialty certificate in Pediatric dentistry
Board eligible in specialty, with actual board credentials preferred
Current dental license issued by state where practicing
Specialty license where applicable
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks
Ability to work well independently and with others in fast-paced environment
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About Gentle Touch Smiles for Kids
We are proud to provide comprehensive dental care for infants through teens in a fun and family-friendly environment. You’ll find our dental office is unique with a spectacular, state-of-the-art play area, aptly called “The Smile Zone.” This warehouse-sized arcade houses Delaware’s only Dark Ride X-D Theatre, a massive Jungle Gym, NBA Basketball Hoops, Jurassic Park Interactive Ride, Ms. Pac Man, a Toddler Activity Table and more! Here, we have merged the best in patient care with the joy and exhilaration of exciting entertainment to help decrease anxiety and make going to a kids dentist fun. We welcome new patients to our practice. If you are looking for a top-quality, fun-filled kids dentist experience.
Our team loves kids and we believe that with good home care and regular dental visits, your child can grow up with no cavities and excellent oral health! We always strive to ensure that you and your child are comfortable and informed. Our talented kids dentists and friendly staff know how to make your child smile in a fun and comfortable setting. Gentle Touch Smiles for Kids offers a full range of pediatric dental services for children in our private patient rooms, complete with ...movies. When kids grow up having positive experiences at the dentist, they are more likely to continue down a path of good oral health for a lifetime. Look forward to helping your family build an early foundation for excellent dental health!