Prosthodontists construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures to correct natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws, to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking, and to improve appearance. They also measure and take impressions of patients' jaws and teeth to determine the shape and size of dental prostheses, using face bows, dental articulators, recording devices, and other materials. Prosthodontist Core Privileges includes the full range of diagnostic and treatment functions normally performed by a General Dentist, to include Examinations, Interpretation of radiographs, Dental prophylaxis, Preventive dentistry, and Operative dentistry. The individual will be experienced and competent in all phases of Prosthodontics including but not limited to: The fabrication of fixed, complete, and removable dental prostheses Simple and complex dental rehabilitations Treatment of the severely worn dentition; treatment of orofacial trauma; treatment planning for preprosthetic surgery Restoration of osseo integrated dental implants Diagnostic procedures consistent with the practice of Prosthodontics Fabrication of oral appliances for treatment of OSA according to ADA and VA guidelines/recommendations, treatment of cosmetic and functional defects resulting from service trauma and other procedures consistent with the practice of Prosthodontics. Perform all types of prosthetic treatment to restore oral health and function. Treat the worn and debilitated dentition. Replace missing teeth and supporting structures. Restore teeth and dental implants. Place dental implants, if trained. Simple RCT, Extractions, surgical and simple Pre-prosthetic surgery. Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays. Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary ($200,000-$282,480) range estimate for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Certain locations are deemed as 'Hard to Fill' and 'may' offer Recruitment Incentives, but such an Incentive is not guaranteed. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 26 days paid annual leave (carryover up to 86 days), 13 days paid annual sick leave (unlimited carryover), 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory and you can practice anywhere in VHA. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting and no restrictive covenants.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.