Vacancy: Dentist/Dental Officer (Egbeda, Lagos)

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A private hospital in Lagos is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Dentist / Dental Officer.

Contract Type:  Permanent

Working Pattern:  Full-Time

Egbeda, Lagos
Job Description: 

This role is responsible for providing comprehensive dental care to patients, promoting oral health education, and maintaining high standards of dental practice.

Job Requirement/Qualification: 

· Bachelor of Dentistry and Dental Surgery.

· Must be fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria

· 2 to 5 years relevant work experience preferably in a clinical or community setting

· Must be interested in general dentistry

· Must be IT Proficient

· Strong knowledge of dental anatomy, oral diseases, and treatment techniques.

· Proficiency in performing various dental procedures and using dental equipment.

· Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills.

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with patients of diverse backgrounds.

· Empathy and patience in dealing with patients' dental anxieties and concerns.

· Attention to detail and the ability to work with precision.

· Strong ethical standards and commitment to patient confidentiality.

Job Responsibility: 

1. Patient Examination and Diagnosis:

· Perform thorough oral examinations to assess the patient's dental health and identify any existing or potential issues.

· Diagnose dental conditions, diseases, and abnormalities by analyzing X-rays, medical history, and clinical findings.

· Formulate treatment plans tailored to the patient's needs, taking into account their oral health, medical history, and personal preferences.

2. Dental Treatments and Procedures:

· Carry out various dental procedures, such as fillings, extractions, root canal treatments, and periodontal therapies.

· Administer anesthetics to ensure patient comfort during dental procedures.

· Perform cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, and dental bonding to enhance patients' smiles.

· Design and fit dental prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures, to restore or replace missing teeth.

3. Oral Health Education and Promotion:

· Educate patients on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and diet recommendations.

· Provide guidance on preventive measures to maintain optimal oral health and prevent dental diseases.

· Conduct oral health awareness campaigns and workshops in the community to promote good dental habits.

4. Dental Records and Documentation:

· Maintain accurate and up-to-date dental records, including patient information, treatment plans, and progress notes.

· Document all procedures, medications, and treatment outcomes for legal and reference purposes.

· Ensure compliance with privacy regulations and maintain patient confidentiality.

5. Collaboration and Referral:

· Collaborate with dental specialists, such as orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons, for complex cases requiring specialized treatment.

· Refer patients to specialists when necessary for advanced dental procedures or specific oral health concerns.

· Coordinate with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care for patients with systemic health conditions affecting dental health.

6. Infection Control and Safety:

· Follow strict infection control protocols to maintain a sterile and safe environment in the dental clinic.

· Adhere to universal precautions and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the spread of infections.

· Monitor and maintain dental equipment, instruments, and supplies to ensure they are in proper working condition.

7. Continuous Professional Development:

· Stay updated with the latest advancements and trends in dentistry through ongoing education and professional development activities.

· Attend dental conferences, workshops, and seminars to enhance knowledge and skills.

· Maintain licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements as mandated by the regulatory authorities.

Method of Application: 

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