In state facilities this class is accountable for performing professional dental and oral surgical work.
Works under the general supervision of a Lead Dentist or other employee of higher grade.
May lead professional and paraprofessional staff assigned to assist.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides preventive dental maintenance and acute dental care including oral examinations and diagnoses, operative and prosthetic dentistry, exodontia, periodontia, radiology and prophylaxis;
Consults with physicians in order to aid in medical diagnoses by investigating possible foci of dental and oral infections which might affect physical condition of clients;
Requests laboratory tests and x-rays;
Responds to dental emergencies;
Educates clients and staff on importance of good oral health and dental services offered by facility;
May participate in instruction of dental residents and dental assistant students;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices of dental operative techniques and dental surgery;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a dentist issued by the Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Dentist (35 Hour) in Salary Group DX 07 approved effective July 01, 2022. (Revised to modify content, modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-134