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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
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 where appropriate.
Meet or exceed quality standards established by Lone Peak Dental Group.
Complies with all office, local, state and American Dental Association regulations, protocols and procedures.
D.S. or D.M.D. from a school accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and American Dental Association
A specialty certificate in Pediatric dentistry
Board eligible in specialty, with actual board credentials preferred
Licensed to practice in state
Certification in CPR
Good interpersonal skills and communication
Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite
Accurate and precise attention to detail
Compassionate and caring of patients
Excellent written and verbal communication skill.
Able to work in an intense, concentrated environment
Calm and cool-headed with a positive attitude
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Akron Smiles
Lone Peak Dental Group, named after the majestic mountain in the Wasatch Range wilderness, is the rapidly expanding entrepreneurial dental service organization based in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 2003, Lone Peak is unique because it’s partners, Dr. John Burtenshaw and Dr. Garth Stoddard, are active pediatric dentists who believe in the tradition of community-based dental care. With a focus on Medicaid patients, our mission is to leave no child untreated regardless of their ability to pay. We believe in people before profits. Dr. Garth and Dr. John foster a team-oriented culture with an “owner doctor” model, which allows for equity participation and supports decision making at the local office level., Lone Peak’s vision is to honor and serve our entrepreneurial dental professionals, which we accomplish through DSO support at the “Smile Center.”
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