examine, diagnose, and treat teeth and gum diseases, injuries, and malformations and related periodontics; examine, diagnose and treat diseases of the nerve, pulp by capping, removal of pulp from chamber, root canal, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth; fit and design prosthodontics dental appliances or provide preventive and corrective care; inform patients on effective oral hygiene techniques and proactive steps; prescribe medications as required and implement behavior management methods; fill, extract, and replace teeth, using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, medications, and surgical implements; administer anesthetics as required; eliminate irritating margins of fillings and corrects occlusions, using dental instruments; remove pathologic tissue or diseased tissue using surgical instruments.
document patient data and treatment plan; ensure the safe of confidential storage of health care data; answer questions and resolve patient issues; adhere to governmental regulations, including dental board rules, HIPPA and OHSA regulations; and keep abreast of changes in the industry and field. A Texas Dental License and 12 months of experience as any type of dentist are required.
A Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), a Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) or a Master of Dental Science (M.D.S.) degree is required. A foreign equivalent is acceptable. An educational equivalency evaluation of the degree as prepared by a credentials evaluation service degree is acceptable.