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Associate Dentist

We are looking to hire an experienced Associate Dentist in the OU Dentistry Faculty Practice clinic to perform routine and complex dental care for patients according to their oral health needs and cosmetic concerns.

The Associate Dentist’s responsibilities include developing suitable treatment plans for patients, keeping an accurate record of all appointments, diagnoses, and treatments, and answering patients’ questions. 

To be successful as an Associate Dentist, you should be able to:
• Effectively use all dental instruments and equipment without injuring patients.
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills and ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times.
• Promote, market and provide dental health care services to OUHSC employees, the public and other approved entities
• Provide extraordinary comprehensive care which reflects favorably on the College of Dentistry
• Enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration between the College of Dentistry and the dental community.
• Participate in professional growth and development activities, including dental continuing education.
• Focus on a pleasant patient experience and a level of care that could be considered a benchmark in the practice
• Create and provide constant consistency to our patients, colleagues and team in an effort to increase patient retention
• Perform hygiene examinations for colleague’s patients when they are otherwise involved in educational duties during patient appointments. (leading to NEW Dentistry needs diagnosed)

Associate Dentist Responsibilities:
Examining patients' teeth and gums to diagnose and treat various oral health issues.
Utilizing X-rays and computer-generated imaging to assist with examinations.
Providing dental treatments to patients, including routine cleanings, extractions, dental fillings, cavity, and tooth decay treatments, teeth whitening, bonding, and applications of dental crowns, caps, and veneers.
Administering local anesthesia to patients as needed.
Educating patients on good oral hygiene practices and advising them on proper aftercare following certain dental procedures.
Performing oral cancer screenings.
Prescribing antibiotics and pain medications to patients as required.

Associate Dentist Requirements:
Doctor of dental surgery (DDS) or doctor of medicine in dentistry (DMD).
Oklahoma state license to practice dentistry in good standing.
CPR certification.
Proven experience working in a dental practice.
The ability to use various dental instruments and equipment.
The ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
The ability to work in a team.
Good hand-eye coordination.
Excellent communication skills.
Helpful and polite.
If interested, please email a resume or CV with cover letter to

Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs

Leadership role ensuring consistent clinical and pre-clinical educational programs for dental care will be taught and delivered at the college.

Department Chair, Restorative Sciences

Lead the divisions of Comprehensive Care, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Dental Biomaterials and a one-year residency program, Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

Director Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor & Division Head of Comprehensive Care

Responsible for ensuring that the overall mission of the division is met to provide the best, most up-to-date and quality didactic and clinical education of predoctoral students possible. 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Periodontics

Responsible for the periodontal instruction in the periodontal process of care, including clinical skills and evaluation of clinical procedures.  In addition to clinical responsibilities, the other associated functions in the baccalaureate/graduate periodontics program include student advisement and mentoring, committee assignments, service activities, and professional development. In addition to these responsibilities, the Assistant/Associate Professor will perform as a role model for students and public relations with patients.

Dental Assistant - Student Clinics

The Dental Assistant will be Responsible for inventory procurement, receiving, maintenance, and distribution.  Provides chair side dental assistance, prepares and sterilizes equipment.  Document patient care and take and develop x-rays. May provide administrative assistance.  Assists the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures to include but not limited to placement of bases and liners and placement and removal of rubber dams, insertion, finishing, and removal of temporary restorations.  Prepares set-up trays for anesthetic, operative, prosthetic, periodontal, prophylactic, endodontic, and orthodontic dentistry.  Prepares dental equipment and materials for treatment.  Takes and develops dental radiographs (x-rays).  Performs patient charting as instructed by the dentist.  Follows infection control protocol and prepares and sterilizes instruments and equipment.  Greets patient and gets them situated in the treatment room.  Provides patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures.  Takes impressions of patient's teeth for study casts (models of teeth).  May perform office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer.  Schedules appointments, answers phones, data entry, and orders supplies.  Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position

Intermediate Technical Support Specialist

Responsible for providing technical support to departmental network and computer operations by troubleshooting and resolving issues with IT systems when they arise.  Configures hardware installations and system applications.  Installs all computer hardware and associate equipment and all software packages.  Performs diagnostic testing and troubleshooting.  Resolves IT issues in a timely manner.  Communicates with employees to discuss problems.  Assists employees through the process of fixing software, e-mail, web, and other application issues.  Prioritizes workload to ensure the most critical issues are resolved first.  Documents common support procedures that employees can follow.  May provide support remotely.  Ensures optimal performance of the system by working with external software and hardware consultants and manufacturer representatives.  Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Technology Support Analyst

Responsible for providing front-line IT support to all customers.  Answers support tickets and assists with whatever technical issues the client may be facing.  Responds to technical support tickets.  Discusses directly with the customer to determine the nature of the technical issue.  Connects to the customers computer system via remote access.  Travels to the customers office or server location for hardware and network malfunctions.  Identifies the nature of the hardware, software, or networking issue.  Provides the customer with resolution choices.  Installs new hardware systems, software upgrades or networking cables.  Addresses any software or hardware issues.  Provides minor technical or operational training.  Completes IT support logs.  Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Senior Patient Services Representative-Communications Center

The College of Dentistry is looking for a Sr. Patient Services Rep to join the team! This position coordinates schedules of patients in an outpatient clinic and provides clerical assistance toward the smooth operation of the facility. Answers telephones and documents patient information. Obtains patient demographics on new patients and updates demographics on established patients. Prepares and enters healthcare providers schedules into the computer. Coordinates schedules as directed to patient requiring multiple services. Greets patients as they come into the clinic for scheduled appointments. Schedules patient appointments either by telephone or in person. Balances and closes cash box daily. Prepares ancillary forms for other services, to include but not limited to x-rays, vascular studies, etc. May prepare and type daily deposits. Prints and faxes physician schedules to offices.

Senior Patient Account Representative-Patient Billing

This position under general supervision, may participate in any or all aspects of the patient processing and accounts receivable functions of the organizations including billing, charge entry, collection, registrations, scheduling, follow-up, coding, payment posting and credit balance resolution.  May reconcile daily system receivables reports.  May balance monthly transactions and provide summaries to department supervisor and administration. Patient scheduling/registration. Review patient screening records and extracts relevant information. Records patient identification and demographic information in the computerized billing system. Contacts agency representatives to verify type and extent of coverage.Charge entry. Performs preliminary review of source documents to determine that sufficient data are present for processing. Using alphanumeric keyboard transcribes and/or verifies data from source documents to the medium used for entering data into the computer. Batch charges. Generate cash totals. Enter charges. Balance by comparing batch proofs to source documents. Billing. Works with all areas of the organization in getting any necessary or requested documentation for patients, insurance carriers or other areas. May interact with necessary department patient accounting or records personnel to obtain patient demographic or other billing information. Operates current information system terminal to obtain patient information, patient insurance information and status of approvals or denials. Completes processing of all patient documents received on a daily basis. Assists in resolving department problems with current software billing used.  Maintains records of charges, payments and/or issue payment receipts.