We are seeking a part-time, .325 FTEE Board Eligible or Board Certified Periodontist at the Edward J. Hines Jr. VAMC Hines, IL. He/she will report directly to the Chief of Dental in Primary Care. The candidate will possess a passion for Veterans care, provide a high level of customer service, have the ability to engage employees to work as a team and have the ability to foster a good relationship with the affiliate. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized. The Periodontist Specialty dental officer serves as a practicing dentist who performs a full range of professional dental procedures in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. The Periodontist Specialty dental officer shall be proficient in all aspects of periodontal care including the ability to perform selected specialty services. Delivers periodontal dental treatment and supports oral health programs. Serves as a consultant to other dentists, dental hygienists, residents, and technical assistants involved in treating diseases of investing tissues. Instructs dental providers and technical assistants in preventive dental protocols and techniques. In addition to the Scope of Service expected for general dentistry, the core scope of clinical practice for Periodontics includes the pathogenesis, assessment, diagnosis and management of: Periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions Soft and hard tissue defects around teeth and implants Soft and hard tissue defects around teeth and implants Tooth replacement with dental implants Interactions between oral and systemic diseases including problems of medically compromised patients. Bone defect repair and regeneration (which may extend into the maxillary sinus) Soft tissue resective procedures and periodontal plastic surgery Periodontal and peri-implant flap surgery procedures with or without concomitant osseous surgery Aesthetic and pre-prosthetic crown lengthening and pre-orthodontic surgery Atraumatic extraction and ridge preservation Regenerative and reconstructive periodontal surgical procedures including guided tissue regeneration and guided bone regeneration Management of complications that may occur around oral implants Management and treatment planning with interdisciplinary engagement for complex cases Work Schedule: Part-time; Th-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.