• Assistant Professor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/6/2018 3:48 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    CDE Ctr Dental Ed ACH Dental Contract
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Provides dental care for infants, children and adolescents. Manages patients with behavioral problems or handicap conditions. Provides dental care to include diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, minor orthodontic treatment and limited prosthodontics. Counsels and advises patients and family on growth and development dental problems of patient. Provides preventive services through use of fluorides and sealants and instructs patient and family members on dental care. Diagnoses and treats disease, injury, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures: examines patient to determine nature of condition, utilizing x-rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures. Cleans, fills, extracts, and replaces teeth, using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, medications, and surgical implements. Provides preventative dental services to patient, such as applications of fluoride and sealants to teeth, and education in oral and dental hygiene.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Salary: Negotiable




    1. Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care.

    • Examines patients' teeth and mouth.
    • Analyzes x-rays and evaluates dental needs.
    • Plans treatment and health promotion programs.
    • Treats teeth and tissue problems using equipment and tools, such as drills or mouth mirrors.
    • Cleans out and fills cavities, rebuilds broken teeth, replaces missing teeth, and pulls out
    • unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
    • Performs surgery on gums or supporting bones.
    • Provides dental consultation and necessary care for hospital inpatients as requested by
    • medical services.
    • Provides care of dental patients requiring sedation and general anesthesia for treatment.
    • Shares in emergency call responsibilities.


    2. Maintains patient records.

    • Completes all documentation requirements in patient record.
    • Completes documentation required for patient charges.


    3. Develop Self and Others

    • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and continuing education a.100% completion of annual competencies within established time frame, b. Maintains appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities, c.Maintains current license.
    • Self-directed in developing their own practice in relation to professional practice standards
    • and relevant statutes and regulations
    • Contributes to environment conducive to education of health care professionals and students by insure that all hygiene students who take a clinical rotation at ACH, are well informed on procedures, patients, and guidelines.
    • Contributes to an environment conducive to education of patients and families


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Doctoral Degree of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine
    • 2 years total experience required,which includes 2 years of pediatric dentistry experience OR General Practice Residency Certification
    • Ability to work with patients who have behavioral and/or developmental handicap conditions.


    • Dentist License: (AR),Candidate must possess at time of hire

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) certification 
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification



    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.




    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Continuously
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Continuously
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Continuously
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools


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