Dental Services, #49030
Concept of Work
This Career Group provides career tracks for dentists and oral surgeons licensed by the Virginia Board of Dentistry who perform in accordance with state law the full range of professional duties associated with direct dental care, supervision of dental clinic staff, and training. Additional license or certification may be required to perform certain procedures. Employees perform dental responsibilities ranging from entry level dentist to management.
Roles Comprising This Group
These roles describe the collective characteristics of the work performed by employees in the Dental Services Career Group. The roles define the typical career paths for employees who pursue careers as dentists or oral surgeons.
Although both of these occupations are dental specialists, each warrants a separate career track. Each of these career paths requires different knowledge, skills, and abilities and would not naturally lead to the other for career progression. However, a role for each of these occupations represents different levels of work, or career progression. Career paths may exist within a single role, extend to other roles in this Career Group, or to roles in other occupationally related Career Groups.
These roles are distinguished based upon the Compensable Factors of Complexity, Results, and Accountability and are used for position classification. These factors should be used for classification and compensation analysis. Recruitment and selection standards must be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated in the Employee Work Profile.
The Dentist I role provides career tracks for dentists whose responsibilities range from entry level to first line supervision of others. Employees deliver direct dental care associated with: oral examinations; orthodontia; prosthodontia; periodontics; dental reconstruction; the administration of oral prophylactics; extractions and limited oral surgery; applying dental sealants; identifying sources of and treating infections; diagnosis and treatment planning; and taking and interpreting x-rays.
These two roles provide a dual career track for the dentists.
The Dentist II role provides career tracks for oral surgeons who perform the most complex oral surgical procedures.
The Dental Manager role provides career tracks for dentists who serve as dental program administrators whose management and oversight responsibilities range from managing dental clinics to overseeing the delivery of a comprehensive array of statewide services associated with dental health.
This Career Group includes, but is not limited to, those in the following Standard Occupational Classifications:
New Effective Date: 11/01/01
Previous class titles (listed by new role title).