Occ. Code 5351211
DENTIST 1, GRADE 30
DENTIST 2, GRADE 32
DENTIST 3, GRADE 34
New York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES
Dentists are licensed to practice dentistry in New York State and perform a wide variety of activities related to restoring and maintaining individuals* dental health in accordance with Article 133 of the Education Law.
*Individual refers to a person who is being treated or cared for, and is used in place of patient, client, or other nomenclature specific to an agency.
DENTIST 1: full performance level; functions as a general dental practitioner, performing the full range of professional dental tasks in connection with restoring and maintaining dental health.
DENTIST 2: supervisory level; functions as a general dental practitioner and also administers a facility(s) dental program, that includes the supervision of one or more subordinate dentists.
DENTIST 3: supervisory level; functions as a general dental practitioner and also administers the dental program for a group of facilities, that includes the supervision of several subordinate dentists.
Dentists 2 and 3 perform similar administrative duties; they perform employee counseling, consult on acute dental conditions referred by subordinate dentists, coordinate dental services with other clinical specialties, train staff, prepare budget, and order and maintain dental equipment and supplies. However, the latters responsibilities are more extensive because of the incumbents responsibility for a dental program of greater size reaching a larger number of individuals and involving a larger professional and paraprofessional staff.
Makes examinations of individuals teeth and surrounding oral structures utilizing x-rays, mouth mirrors, and other diagnostic procedures and instruments to determine pathological or irregular conditions.
Treats dental diseases, injuries and malfunctions of teeth and gums.
· Performs restoration of simple and compound cavities with such materials as cement and amalgam.
· Performs single and multiple extractions of teeth.
· Cleans teeth by scaling calculus.
· Treats teeth, mouth, and gum infections with appropriate drugs or by surgery.
· Maintains written records of individuals dental treatments.
Determines need for dental and prosthetic appliances by studying individuals mouth to determine the type of restoration required; takes mouth impressions and bite registrations for crowns, jackets, dentures and bridges; tries temporary setups in individuals mouth and fits and inserts the finished appliances.
Advises individuals about dental health practices.
Instructs and directs paraprofessional staff in the performance of auxiliary duties. May arrange for in-service training for the dental staff.
When in charge of the dental program in a small facility, may prepare annual budget requests, order dental equipment and supplies, and supervise the regular maintenance of all dental equipment.
DENTIST 2 & 3
Practices the profession of dentistry consistent with the scope of practice as conveyed in State statute and may perform the same duties as Dentist 1.
Plans, organizes, and directs the work of a professional and paraprofessional dental staff as prescribed by agency policy and procedures.
· Schedules work and individual treatment.
· Consults with subordinate dentists on problem cases involving acute dental conditions.
· Coordinates dental services with other clinical specialties.
· Reviews, monitors, and evaluates staff and work products; provides staff training.
· Prepares the budget for the dental program.
· Orders and maintains dental equipment and supplies.
· Prepares written reports of dental services rendered by the program.
· Ensures that fully documented records of all dental procedures performed are maintained.
Performs the full range of supervisory duties.
May participate in the development of policies and procedures related to dental services.
Open Competitive: Possession of a license and current registration to practice dentistry in New York State.
Promotion: Possession of a license and current registration to practice dentistry in New York State, and one year of service as a Dentist 1.
Open Competitive: Possession of a license and current registration to practice dentistry in New York State and three years of full-time post licensure dentistry experience, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in a dental health care setting.
Promotion: Possession of a license and current registration to practice dentistry in New York State, and one year of service as a Dentist 2.
Open Competitive: Possession of a license and current registration to practice dentistry in New York State and four years of full-time post licensure dentistry experience, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in a dental health care setting.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.