Classified/Non-Examined 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
7320  DX - 09 LEAD DENTIST  Oct 10, 2008
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In state facilities this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor responsible for the clinical dental program as well as for performing dental and oral surgical work.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Receives general direction from the superintendent, medical administrator or other employee of higher grade.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Leads Dental Interns, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and/or other dental staff as assigned; may supervise dentists.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Coordinates unit workflow; determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison to other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; performs dental and oral surgical work as outlined in Dentist class specification; oversees ordering of supplies and equipment and ensures equipment properly maintained; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of dental surgery with particular reference to oral pathology; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in dental operative techniques; supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
Two (2) years of experience as a dentist.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice dentistry in Connecticut.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.
Note:
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group RX 09 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to reflect current Pay Plan)

7320A 10/6/08 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
7320  1418  (21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
(2)-Professional