Full Job Description
Earning Potential of $970K (for Full-Time Providers working 21 days/month)
We are seeking a Part-Time
Board Eligible or Board-Certified Periodontist
for our offices in Tucson & Casa Grande, AZ. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right Periodontist!
At Western Dental & Orthodontics, we are a Dental Home providing a lifetime of services for our patients. Periodontists, like you, support this idea by providing Periodontic treatment, including implant placement, in our fully-equipped dental facilities along with trained support staff.
At Western Dental, we have a variety of Corporate Support Departments including Billing, Quality Management, Procurement/Facilities, Human Resources, and IT to provide you and the offices you work at administrative and technological support. In the field, our clinical and operational management teams work to ensure your days are scheduled efficiently so you can maximize your production.
We offer a consistently, fully booked patient schedule.
Our Periodontists are expected to:
• Partner with other specialists and general dentists to provide the best optimal dental care
• Be able to travel to various dental practices in your area
Immigration Sponsoring Programs
including: OPT, H-1B, TN, and Green Card in select regions.
We offer our Periodontists:
Guaranteed Daily Base Rates
lucrative incentive programs
Part time positions available, including 1099 options
Company Paid Professional Liability Insurance
Company Paid CE courses
Healthcare benefits for full time providers
We'll need you to provide:
• Current Dental License for the state in which you wish to practice
• Periodontic Certificate from an accredited U.S. Dental University
• Current CPR Card
• NPI Number
• DEA Certificate
Credentialing Items to Collect:
Proof of right to work in the U.S.
Dental School Diploma
Five Year Work History
Contact Information for Credentialing:
1 A - POLICY
It is the policy of Western Dental Services, Inc., ("WDS") to utilize a credentialing process that ensures that contracted providers have appropriate professional licenses and credentials for treating WDS members. The credentialing process is paperless and the electronic files are stored on a secure network with access only given to employees involved with the credentialing process. WDS does not delegate or sub-delegate credentialing decisions. All initial and re-credentialing decisions are made by the WDS Credentialing Committee and are conducted in a nondiscriminatory manner, including but not limited to an applicant's race, religion, ethnicity, national identity, gender, age, sexual orientation and patient type/line of business. Credentialing Committee dentists are required to sign an agreement that they will make decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. A satisfactory completion of the credentialing process is a requirement of the provider contract with WDS. Re-credentialing must be completed every three years. The credentialing process is monitored, reviewed and updated on an annual basis. The Chief Dental Officer has primary responsibility for the credentialing and re-credentialing processes and routinely monitors the Credentialing Committee decisions.
1 B - CREDENTIALING REQUIREMENTS
Prior to an applicant dentist being contracted or re-contracted and prior to the provision of dental services by the applicant dentist to any WDS member, the Credentialing Committee must verify that all required credentials have been collected, that primary verification is completed, that all queries have been run and that all adverse findings have been reviewed and accepted.
The following documents are required for initial credentialing:
The completed and signed provider application packet (signature prior to, but within 180 days of application review by the Credentialing Committee) which includes a question about History of Hospital Affiliations or Privileges
Evidence of current, unencumbered dental license (also acceptable - current, unencumbered oral and maxillofacial surgery permit ("OMS") with a current, unencumbered medical license for dual-degree oral surgeons)
Evidence of applicable sedation permits, if any
Copy of current CPR card (for staff model dentists)
Attestation of current CPR status (for network IPA providers)
Evidence of current DEA Certificate (not required for orthodontists; only for providers who will prescribe or dispense medications requiring a DEA certificate) or a statement that the doctor will not prescribe medications requiring a DEA certificate (e.g. for a newly-licensed associate doctor waiting to receive a certificate)
Copy of current medical liability insurance cover page - Minimum coverage of $1,000,000 per occurrence / $3,000,000 aggregate (for network IPA providers only - Staff model providers are covered under the WD group liability policy maintained by WD at all times)
Verification letter/email for National Provider Identifier number
Copy of applicant's resume, curriculum vitae or Work History Form
Completed and signed Attestation (signature prior to, but within 90 days of application review by the Credentialing Committee) that also includes confirmation that the dentist complies with infection control guidelines
For new IPA facilities only, completed facility audit with access survey
Review of past WDS Quality Management history, if any (for re-contracted dentists).
The Credentialing Coordinator performs verification of the following credentials:
Primary verification of all previously held or current dental licenses (prior to, but within 60 days of the Credentialing Committee review)
Primary verification of sedation permits, when applicable;
Dental School graduation and year (through the Dental Board or specified Dental School); and
Primary source completion of specialty program or certification status, if applicable.
Primary source the American Board Certification, if applicable.
Primary Source Verification is obtained electronically and is initialed, dated and uploaded into WDS' secure proprietary system by the QM Manager or the QM Credentialing Coordinator.
WDS' system does not allow for document modification or deletion at any time. Based on system/user permissions, only the Credentialing Committee members have access to review this information. Only members of the Credentialing Committee can update system data, which is stamped with user name, date and time by the system and cannot be deleted or modified by the user. At least annually, user permissions are audited by IT.
The Credentialing Coordinator queries the following (prior to, but within 60 days of the Credentialing Committee review):
Dental Board for any actions or restrictions on licensure
Applicant's status with the National Practitioners Data Bank ("NPDB")-Health Integrity Practitioners Data Bank ("HIPDB")
Applicant's status with the Office of the Inspector General (additional state level OIG for Texas Brident providers: oig.hhsc.state.tx.us/Exclusions/Search.aspx).
Medi-Cal Suspended and Ineligible List.
Applicant's status with SAM.Gov.
Applicant's status with Medicare Opt Out (Data.CMS.Gov)
Applicant's status with OFAC
The Credentialing Coordinator reviews the information collected for completeness, accuracy and conflicting information. The applicant dentist is notified by the Talent Acquisition (for staff model) or Provider Relations (for IPA) representative of any missing documents, so that the missing documents may be collected or the erroneous information can be corrected in writing to the Talent Acquisition or Provider Relations representative within 30 days, which is then forwarded to the Credentialing Coordinator. In the event the information supplied by the applicant dentist conflicts with the information obtained by the Credentialing Coordinator or when a query or attestation contains adverse actions, the provider application is pended and the applicant dentist is notified of the findings so as to obtain a written explanation/correction of the discrepancy or a written explanation of the circumstances of the adverse action within 30 days. This explanation is included with all other credentialing information to be reviewed by the Credentialing Committee.
Upon request, the Credentialing Coordinator will provide the status of the credentialing application to the applicant dentist. At any time during the application process, the applicant provider may review the information contained in his/her credentialing file by contacting th