Entry Level Dental Therapist/Dentist

  • 2 months ago

    Job Description

    Eye Care Centre Is Recruiting

    Position: Entry Level Dental Therapist/Dentist

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Dental Therapy or a recognized Medical Degree in Dentistry,
    • Medical Council of Malawi Registration Certificate
    • Experience: Minimum of 6 months experience in
    Skills

    The dental therapist/dentist is expected to posses the following skills:

    • excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with patients in a calm and reassuring manner and to advise them on how to look after their teeth and gums
    • effective listening and good motivational skills to educate patients to maintain healthy oral hygiene and a healthy diet
    • excellent manual dexterity and confidence in handling dental tools and equipment
    • the ability to work well in a team as well as independently
    • an interest in helping and advising people to look after their teeth and gums
    • good eyesight and steady hands for carrying out precision work
    • the ability to concentrate for long periods of time
    • attention to detail
    • basic knowledge of IT, and the ability to write accurately and keep safe records of patients
    • thinking and reasoning skills
    • sensitivity, compassion and a patient-centred approach to care
    • a friendly, confident and professional manner when interacting with patients and colleagues.

    Responsibilities

    As a dental therapist, you’ll provide both clinical and educational healthcare to patients. You’ll need to:

    • communicate effectively with patients to obtain and evaluate their dental history and diagnose the condition
    • carry out clinical examinations
    • perform routine treatments such as carrying out simple fillings and replacing temporary fillings or crowns, undertaking root service debridement, treating periodontal disease and placing pre-formed crowns on deciduous teeth (also referred to as primary or milk teeth)
    • scale and polish teeth
    • treat and restore deciduous teeth known as pulp therapy
    • extract deciduous teeth
    • provide care of implants and treatment of peri-implant tissues
    • take dental impressions and dental radiographs
    • recognize, identify and interpret abnormalities and common pathology
    • remove plaque and other coatings
    • advise children and adults with special needs about their dental treatment
    • motivate and educate individuals or groups of people to care for their oral hygiene and eat a healthy diet
    • refer patients where necessary to other healthcare professionals
    • record accurately patients’ dental history and dental treatment plan.
    • work with other colleagues to establish a flexible multidisciplinary team approach in the delivery of a high-quality service and contribute to the continued development of the clinic
    • plan, schedule appointments, treatments and intervals between appointments with regard to patients’ age, special care requirements and compliance
    • plan and select the equipment and materials for each treatment session according to the treatment plan and patient needs
    • maintain full accurate clinical notes of all treatments, ensuring that patient activity data is recorded using approved formats as required by the Clinic’s HMIS
    • assist in management of the dental unit in accordance to the Clinic’s prescribed standards.
    • provide oral health care, both treatment and education, to all eligible patients within Medical Council of Malawi’s prescribed range of duties for a dental therapist/dentist for patients who visit the Clinic

    The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as exhaustive.

    How to Apply

    Eligible, interested candidates should submit their applications by emailing us

    • Their detailed CV with names and detailed contacts of three traceable referees
    • Secondary School Certificates
    • Diploma/degree certificates
    • Diploma/degree transcript

    The documents should be emailed to:

    Email: [email protected]

    with subject line Entry Level Dental Therapist/Dentist Application or submitted physically at our office on 26 Bunchanan Road, Namiwawa Blantyre.

    Applications should be addressed to the General Manager

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