CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                                      P.O. BOX 39                                                ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title: Dentist

Department: Clinic

Hourly Rate: Negotiable (DOQ)-Experience

Exempt: Yes. Salaried

Supervisor: Dental Director for Bad River Health Center

Posting Date: Public

Open Until Filled

Summary: This position is located in the Bad River Health Center in Odanah, WI. The purpose of this position is to provide general dental services to patients with moderate to severe dental problems such as rampant caries and periodontal disease and medically compromised patients, such as those with diabetes or cardiac complications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides operative, prosthodontic, oral surgery, periodontal & endodontic procedures for various patient groups, such as pediatric, diabetic, cancer, psychiatric, geriatric, alcoholic, and physically handicapped patients.

Develops, prioritizes, sequences and presents to patients for approval, treatment plans in accordance with our scope of services.

Recognizes symptoms of an assortment of systemic diseases and refers cases for medical diagnosis

The dentist independently treats cases of greater than usual difficulty, referring to specialists or others if necessary. Additionally, the dentist will be treating cases of rampant caries in children and acute cases of cellulitis associated with dental pathology.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:


Doctorate in Dentistry DMD or DDS from a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association and licensure to practice as a dentist in a State, territory or commonwealth of the United States.

Licensure to practice dentistry in the State of Wisconsin may be necessary.

Clinical experience in general dentistry and/or public health is preferred, not required.

Knowledge of the dental sciences including the principles, practices, and procedures of dentistry to conduct and coordinate preventive community oral health programs

Knowledge of the clinic’s medical and dental services the characteristics and needs of the patient population, and the resources available in order to develop and carry out the community dental program

Skills in planning and presenting dental lectures, demonstrations, and instruction using knowledge of dental sciences and practices including effective techniques of motivation and behavior change.

Other Skills and Abilities:


Guidelines include agency policies, operating policies, and objective of the dental services, dental practice standards, written research material, and publication of professional association and societies.

The dentist must stay abreast of new techniques and material used in the field of dentistry.

The dentist must attend and participate in administrative meetings and offer insight and solutions to challenges our patients face in accessing and achieving dental health.

The dentist will collaborate with the Dental Program Director to review and revise policy and procedure. When requested, the dentist will also perform other administrative duties as required and will act as the director in the absence of the Dental Program Director.

Background Check:

This position is contingent on the required ability to pass a caregiver background check for working with children and the elderly.

Language Skills:

Contacts with the dental staff and other clinic personnel are for the purpose of obtaining cooperation and encourage participation in the preventive dentistry program, making arrangements for group sessions and planning new dental hygiene services.

Contacts with patients are for the purpose of determining and assessing dental needs, providing treatment, and for motivating patients towards the goal of the oral health program.

Contacts with members of professional dental societies are for the exchange of information and to keep up to date on current dental research and methods of treatment.

Contacts with educators are for the purpose of arranging site visits for school-based prevention programs and providing instruction and training on oral health.

Reasoning Ability:

Personal contacts are with patients, staff members of the dental services and other clinic employees, members of professional dental societies, and educators.

Physical Demands: 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.

Work requires long periods of sitting, recurring bending and reaching during clinical procedures. Also requires walking, balance and reach with hands and arms up to 50lbs. Above average dexterity is also required in presenting demonstrations of oral hygiene techniques and in manipulating instruments.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is most often performed in the clinic areas. The dentist is regularly exposed to communicable diseases and routinely wears a protective mask, eyewear, gown, and gloves while performing clinical work.

Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedures Handbook. Indians Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy


Application Requirements:

  • Must submit complete Bad River Tribal Application and resume
  • Unofficial transcripts,
  • Copy of degree


                                                                                                                        Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                       Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                       Attn: Human Resources

                                                                                                                                       P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                       Odanah, WI 54861