Recruitment #101016-MDEA01-350500

Summary Statement

The incumbent assesses oral health and formulates comprehensive dental treatment plans for patients under age 21. Duties include: restoring and maintaining optimal oral health, implementing treatment plans including emergency treatment, disease control, restoration and recall, referring specialists, facilitating patient education and participation in preventive oral health, maintaining accurate and confidential oral health records, coordinating with local schools to assess and treat school age children (Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible patients) and participating in continuing education.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Performs dental examinations of teeth and surrounding tissue utilizing x-rays and medical history records to determine dental treatment needs.
  • Provides dental services including but not limited to cleaning, scaling, bonding, fillings, extractions, restorations, oral surgery, pulp therapy for root canal treatment, simple bridgework, crown work, partial dentures, and installs space maintainers and prepares procedures for orthodontic appliances.
  • Prescribes and dispenses medication as required.
  • Administers local anesthesia, analgesia and sedation.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates clinic staff.
  • Writes statistical and/or evaluative reports.
  • Provides emergency dental services to members of the community.  

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Dentist license or eligibility for a Delaware license.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 4/9/2016 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.