Purpose: The Pediatric Dentist focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems and the upkeep of infants’, children’s and adolescents’ dental health. Pediatric dentists educate patients and their parents on proper brushing and flossing technique and on dietary choices that improve dental health. Additional regular tasks for pediatric dentists may include inspecting x-rays for tooth decay, giving instructions to dental hygienists and assistants, performing tooth extractions and filling cavities.
Assess patients’ primary and then secondary teeth, as well as their mouth and gums.
Educate the patients and their parents on the best ways to maintain proper oral health, including but not limited to the proper techniques for brushing teeth and flossing. Provide strategies and solutions for habits that impact dental health such as thumb-sucking and pacifier use.
Provide preventive services such as teeth cleaning, dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
Fill cavities, remove teeth, fix broken teeth and treat sensitive teeth. Administer anesthetics and write prescriptions.
Diagnose future problems, including analyzing x-rays to identify problem areas. Identify instances where orthodontic or surgical work is advisable.
Treat patients with significant medical, physical or mental disabilities as part of practice.
Provide parents with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.
Instruct dental team members and dental assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.
Prepare diagnostic and treatment records. Enter, transcribe, and/or maintain information in written or electronic form.
Provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support or other personal care to others. Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain over time.
Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulation or processes
Update and use relevant knowledge. Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to job.?
Required Qualifications ?Hold an active Specialty in Dentistry license in good standing in the State of Illinois
?Successful completion of a course of study not less than two (2) academic years in an accredited Pediatric Dental program. ?Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction ?Communicate effectively with both children and parents. ?The ability to entering, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in written and/or electronic form.
Preferred Qualifications ?Board Certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry ?Previous Experience with Dentrix software a plus. ?Membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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About Chicagoland Smile Group
Chicagoland Smile Group has a centrally-located support center and team, operational best practices, leading dental technology, and a best-in-class continuing education program, providing quality care and is the foundation and focus of all we do. We currently have thirteen practices in the Chicago Metro area.