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  • The responsibilities section contains an average of 11 bullets points
  • The requirements section contains an average of 5 bullets points

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Periodontist Duties

  • Manage Invisalign treatments and procedures.
  • Assist DR. in dental procedures mainly dentures and crowns.
  • Provide patients with single visit crowns and onlays using Cerec 3 CAD/CAM technologies
  • Carry out new patient and emergency patients screening/treatment appointments, and documenting observations and treatment.
  • Wash and sterilize equipment using germicides and sterilizers.
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Periodontist Requirements

Periodontist requirements can be divided into basic requirements and required soft skills. The lists below show the most common requirements included in periodontist job postings.

  • Bachelor's degree in dental science
  • Licensed to practice as a periodontist in the state
  • Up-to-date knowledge of periodontal treatments and technologies
  • Exceptional surgical and dental skills
  • Thorough understanding of federal and state regulations
Required Soft Skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Ability to manage a busy clinical schedule

Periodontist Description Example 1

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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

We offer
Immigration Sponsoring Programs
including: OPT, H-1B, TN, and Green Card in select regions.

We offer our Periodontists:
Guaranteed Daily Base Rates plus lucrative incentive programs Part time positions available, including 1099 options Company Paid Professional Liability Insurance Company Paid CE courses 401(k) 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. Picture Identifcation Dental License Dental School Diploma CPR Card DEA Card Five Year Work History
Contact Information for Credentialing:

Ruthie Henry



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.


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: 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
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Periodontist Description Example 2

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4800 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard






United States of America



Employment Status:



JOB SUMMARY : The full-time Periodontist is responsible for providing students with training in diagnosis, treatment planning, sequencing and the actual treatment of assigned patients in the specialty of periodontology and implant dentistry.


+ Must be able to advise the students with patient consultations regarding periodontal disease and implant dentistry;

+ Must possess skills in diagnosis and treatment planning for periodontal disease and implant dentistry;

+ Must be able to provide dental students with basic clinical training in the following disciplines of periodontal disease and implant dentistry;

+ Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases of teeth, oral soft and hard tissues;

+ Examines patients and interprets radiographs to assist in determining extent of tissue breakdown;

+ Diagnoses and treats inflammatory and destructive diseases of the gingiva and teeth;

+ Prescribes and administers medications in treatment of diseases and infection of the oral cavity;

+ Instructs patients in oral hygiene and dental preventive measures;

+ Provides consultation services on an as needed basis;

+ Must be able to teach General Dentistry Faculty basic periodontal diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical procedures;

+ Must possess excellent communication and patient interpersonal skills to be able to instruct dental students to select, obtain and interpret patient data for the comprehensive assessment of a diverse patient population;

+ Maintains and improves product quality by completing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating customer complaints; collaborating with other faculty members to ensure training methods are developed and maintained;

+ Updates job knowledge by studying trends in and developments in quality management; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations; and

+ Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments;

+ Faculty member will contribute and be responsible for overall student success, including, but not limited to, advising and student outcomes;

+ Faculty member will contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;

+ Faculty member will participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;

+ Faculty member will commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach;

+ Must be able to take direction and receive assignments from their Supervisor or other management personnel from time to time;

+ Must be available for work during the hours assigned, for student instruction and practice development; and

+ Be able to accept other duties assigned/needed;


Minimum Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

+ Computer experience in the dental or other related field to allow for axi Um computer program entry;

+ Knowledge of Patient Relations and Scheduling;

+ Knowledge of ADA Coding;

+ Compliance with State and Federal Regulations and Safety Protocols, at the practice level.

+ Knowledge of patient's privacy (HIPAA) and student privacy (FERPA);

+ Follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines; Protect equipment (office, dental, facility);

+ Strong communications skills are essential as well as computer literacy (MS Office Suite [i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel] and accurate data entry skills;

+ Excellent organizational skills;

+ Must be accurate and attentive to detail;

+ Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;

+ Maintaining an established work schedule;

+ Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;

+ Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;

+ Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands;

+ Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials;

+ Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;

+ The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;

+ The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM;

+ The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner;

+ The Periodontist will be supervising dental students in the LECOM Dental Group Practice on a by appointment basis; and

+ Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the practice needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to: a Periodontist with a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree with advanced training from an ADA-accredited college or university and certificate certifying that you have successfully completed said program is required. Diplomate status with the American Board of Periodontology is preferred but not mandatory. A Florida dental license is required.
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Periodontist Job Description Faqs

What Are The Most Common Skills On A Job Description For A Periodontist?

The most common skills on a job description for a periodontist are Patients, Dental Care, and Soft Tissue.

What Does A Periodontist Do?

Periodontists must have a PhD in chemistry, biology, or another health-related field. They also need good interpersonal skills, manual dexterity, stamina, and problem-solving skills. Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, placing dental implants, and treating oral inflammation. They typically earn around $248K per year.
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