Position Dentist  

Req Number DEN-22-00011  

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  

Open Date 11/8/2022  


Join Northern Californias largest provider of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care. We have 12 community health centers and three mobile clinics serving more than 65,000 patients each year. We have new state-of-the-art health centers with another facility underway.

WHO WE ARE: Open Door Community Health Centers was established in 1971. For nearly 50 years, we have met our populations healthcare needs, and are the medical home to over 60% of the community. We are a private, non- profit FQHC with stable and innovative management, and we strive to offer comprehensive care and outstanding service. We take an integrated approach to health care, focusing on prevention, self-management, and health maintenance by engaging each patient as a key member of the care team. Our dentists provide a full-spectrum of dental care: preventive care, education, restorative care, root canals, fillings, extractions, pain management, diagnosis and treatment of gum and oral disease, bridges and dentures. The clinic offers case management to assure children and at-risk adults maintain treatment plans and dental care.

WHERE WE ARE: We are located among the giant redwoods on Californias North Coast between the Trinity Alps and the Pacific Ocean. Humboldt and Del Norte are rural counties with coastal towns and small cities offering something for everyone. Our recreational and cultural opportunities will amaze and amuse year-round.


Dentist Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Full Health Benefits
  • Childcare Program
  • Generous PTO
  • Sign-On Bonus
  • Relocation Reimbursement
  • Retirement Contributions

Special Programs:

  • Family Medicine Residency
  • NP Residency
  • Dental Residency (
  • MAT Program
  • Transgender Services
  • Integrative Wellness Center
  • HIV/Hep-C Program
  • Homeless Outreach Van
  • Obstetrics & Teen Services

Loan Repayment & Incentives: (Medical HPSA Score of 17)

  • Up to $300,000 in student loan repayment

Humboldt County has been named:


Position Requirements


  • Takes patient histories and performs examinations of patients.
  • Educates patient in oral and dental hygiene.
  • Assesses the clinical status of patients.
  • Formulates problem lists based on clinical findings and prepares treatment plan and estimates.
  • Recommends and/or administers treatment or medications in accordance with standards of care adopted by the California State Board of Dental Examiners and policies of ODCHC.
  • Provides and evaluates patient care according to standard of care and Quality Improvement program criteria.
  • Teaches patients, families and staff about dental care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.
  • Prepares and maintains a wide variety of records, forms and reports.
  • Accurately and legible records patient history, exam notes, medication history, on-going care and referrals in dental record, according to established format.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, Quality Improvement and peer review activities as required.
  • Participated in processes to receive, resolve and respond to patient or co-worker complaints and works toward a positive resolution of any dispute.
  • Serves as member of site committees as requested.
  • Identifies problems related to patient services and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Participates in supervision, training and evaluation of support staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Open Door’s mission.
  • Adherence to ODCHC’s attendance policy.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as designated by supervisor.


  • Ability to work as a member of a team in order to solicit input from other affected departments or individuals, communicate pertinent information to other team members, and support team decisions.
  • Ability to be persuasive and diplomatic in encouraging teamwork and cooperation in the pursuit of excellence in service.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and exercise sound and responsible judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal. Ability to establish constructive working relationships with all levels of management and with patients and employees of varied and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.
  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively represent ODCHC’s interests in the community and maintain effective working relationships among co-workers, public, private, and professional groups.
  • Basic computer skills in Windows environment, including email, internet, word processing and basic database usage


  • Dental School Diploma.
  • Ongoing continuing education appropriate to the Open Door dental practice.


  • Current California dental license.


  • Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Assistants.
  • Responsible for day to day clinical supervision and training of the above staff.
  • Participates in recruitment, retention, evaluation and disciplinary processes for the above staff.


  • Speaking and hearing sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person, at normal volumes.
  • Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Wage Range Hiring Range: $160,160.00 - $183,955.20  

EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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