Dentist – Full Time

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Location Taos, New Mexico
Date Posted March 6, 2023
Category Dentist
Job Type Full-time


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The Community – Taos, New Mexico

Taos is a town in northern New Mexico’s high desert, bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s known for its historic adobe buildings such as Taos Pueblo, a multistory adobe complex inhabited by Native Americans for centuries. A longtime artist colony, Taos also offers many galleries and museums showcasing regional artwork, including the Hardwood Museum of Art and the Taos Art Museum.

Taos is also home to a world-class ski resort (Taos Ski Valley), a World Heritage Site (Taos Pueblo), one of the most photographed and iconic churches (St. Francisco de Asis), and a majestic landscape encompassing the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge (and its eponymous bridge). Drawn by clean air and mythical light, visitors come to New Mexico’s Soul of the Southwest to experience rich spiritual traditions, fine art, distinctive cuisine, a thriving music scene and of course, the raw, natural beauty of the landscape.

Learn more about the rich culture of the Pueblo people here.

The Facility – Taos Picuris Service Unit

The Taos/Picuris Service Unit is the primary source of non-emergency, outpatient services for the members of the Picuris and Taos Pueblos. Specialist consultations from Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque are provided, as needed. Services include Audiology, Behavioral Health, Dental, Health Education, Laboratory, Medical, Nursing, Nutrition, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Public Health Nursing, and Radiology.

Facility Address – 1090 Goat Springs Rd Taos, NM 87571

Dentist RESPONSIBILITIES (listed are what is included, but not limited to)

  • Shall perform professional dental work in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients in routine and emergency settings within the scop of services provided in the dental program of the Taos-Picuris Service Unit Dental Department.
  • Dental care includes but it not limited to, providing diagnostic, preventive, restorative, periodontal, and prosthetic services.
  • Perform a full array of general dentistry services for patients, including extractions, fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures.
  • Examines patients’ teeth and supporting structures. Determines the nature and extent of existing oral disease. Prepares charts of teeth and the oral cavity. Develops plan for treatment of infection including antibiotic treatment, the restoration of carious teeth, the extraction of teeth, and the replacement of missing teeth with bridgework or dentures.
  • Administer local anesthesia as needed.
  • Provides patient education about good dental health practices, post-operative care and participates in educational programs for the improvement of health conditions among service population.
  • Makes referrals to other specialists as needed.


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited dental school approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) and possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree.
  • Specialty Dentist must be a graduate of a dental specialty training program that is accredited by the CODA or the ADA or an accepted equivalent program.
  • Certification: Board eligible or board certified as required.
  • Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service Specific Credentialing instruction.
  • Shall have a minimum of one (1) full year experience being employed on a full-time basis in the practice of dentistry or be a recent 1-year graduate of an accredited, post-graduate dentistry training program. Dental specialists shall have a certificate of training in their specialty area from an ADA accredited residency program.
  • Must have a current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a dentist.

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