Dental Services Dentist

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #682
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society.   We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.   Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Job Description

Job Title:  Dentist

Department Name

Dental Department

Program Name  

Healthcare Services

Project HOME Site 

Stephen Klein Wellness Center, as needed at Hub of Hope

Reports to (Position Title)

Dental Director

Job Classification (FT, PT, on-call)


Physical Requirements

-Ability to work for long periods of time standing, sitting, bending

-Occasional lifting of 40-50lbs and pushing of 5-20lbs

-A high level of manual dexterity

FLSA Status  (Exempt, Non-Exempt)


Hours Per Week



The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.


The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.

Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Provide competent and accurate dental care and treatment to all patients assigned including routine and emergency dental services, diagnosis and treatment plans, general restorative procedures, crown and bridge construction, removable prosthetics, uncomplicated endodontics, and minor oral surgery

·         Administer and prescribe anesthetics and medication

·         Conduct follow-up patient care

·         Refer patients for specialty care to other clinic programs or outside agencies as appropriate

·         Accurately input and manipulate patient data in an Electronic Dental Record

·         Provide dental and oral health education to patients and families

·         Assist in reviewing clinic productivity, scheduling procedures, and establishing guidelines for care and treatment

·         Actively participate in community dental programs

·         Demonstrate willingness to accept an integrated approach to the delivery of health care services

·         Assist with in-service and on-going training of clinic staff

·         Exercise professional judgment in the performance of services provided consistent with the organization’s policies and the standards of the dental profession

·         Utilize and monitor effectiveness and efficiency of all equipment and supplies used in the delivery of services

·         Interact with visitors, residents, other staff, and co-workers in a professional and welcoming manner

·         Interact positively with a diverse, sometimes difficult, and demanding patient population.  Provide service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age; demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psychosocial, educational, and safety needs

·         Provide clinical supervision to Dental Assistants, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, and Dental Hygienists

·         Supervise dental students during patient treatment in a manner that safely maximizes learning while minimizing risk

·         Demonstrate commitment to the mission of Project HOME

·         General Responsibilities:

o    Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

o    Maintain patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential

o    Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

o    Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols

o    Use sound judgment in patient communication

·         Team Functions

o    Work in compliance with all medical policies and with standards such as OSHA, HIPAA, and funding body regulations

o    Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by supervisor or manager

o    Exercise good judgment in bringing any issues necessary to the attention of the Dental Director

o    Constantly strives to achieve excellence in the day-to-day operations of Project HOME Dental Services

Minimum Qualifications

·         Licensed to practice dentistry in Pennsylvania

·         D.D.S. or D.M.D.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Restricted Anesthesia Permit for administration of nitrous oxide in Pennsylvania

·         Previous health center experience

·         Experience with NextGen a plus

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Project HOME benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account plans (Health, Dependent Care, Transit, Parking), Paid Parental leave, and a student loan support program.  Project HOME provides Paid Time Off a minimum of 27 days annually, which includes vacation, personal, sick days, Floating holidays, Holidays, and sabbatical leave. Employer sponsored benefit plans include Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k) with employer match up to 5% in addition to a Employee Assistance Program. Voluntary benefits include Accident, Critical Illness/Cancer, and Hospital Indemnity Coverage. and Voluntary Life Insurance.

Other details

  • Job Family Mandatory Reporter
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $114,800.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA