Staff Dentist

Employment Opportunity
Position: Staff Dentist
Salary: Depends on Experience
Work Area: Dental
Hours: Full Time
1350 Concourse Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Staff Dentist

Job Description

Church Health Dental is looking for an energetic and motivated Staff Dentist who thrives on high quality dentistry while developing trusting and respectful relationships with their patients. We are searching for someone who is mission-minded, humble, a team player, and wishes to provide top notch dentistry to those who need it most, while recognizing the challenges and intricacies that come with treating dental disease in our community. The overall purpose of the Staff Dentist position is to provide patient care in diagnosing, preventing, and treating problems concerning oral health. This position must also monitor clinical treatment and care provided by dental hygienists and dental assistants.


  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, and other diagnostic equipment to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
  • Remove decay, fill cavities, extract and/or repair fractured teeth.
  • Advise and instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, and oral health care services.
  • Input data into computer regarding patient treatments, x-rays and/ or charts and plans for ongoing treatment.
  • Oversee and review the dental care of dental assistants and dental hygienists.
  • Network with other dental professionals through associations and community functions and help recruit volunteers and foster their relationships.
  • Assist with other miscellaneous tasks as needed.


  • Graduated from an accredited College and/or School of Dentistry in DDS or DMD is required.
  • Post Grad Residency/ AEGD a plus
  • State licensure required. State of TN CPR/BLS certified.
  • Two (2) years of clinical experience in digital dentistry, implant placement/restoration, and a commitment to evidenced-based practice is preferred.
  • A completion of a volunteer shift may also be required to assess clinical competency.

Special Skills & Knowledge

  • Outstanding written, organizational and communication skills.
  • Possess sound diagnostic ability and manual skills including, but not limited to good visual memory, excellent judgment regarding space, shape, and color, a high degree of manual dexterity, and scientific ability.
  • Familiarity in use a variety of equipment, including x-ray machines, drills, mouth mirrors, probes, etc.
  • 3-5 years ideal experience.
  • Experience with dental technology including CBCT, CEREC (or equivalent) complex medical and clinical cases; experience with functional and cosmetic full mouth rehabilitation.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Applications i.e., Excel, Word, and Power Point are strongly preferred.

About Church Health

Church Health has served people since 1987 with our clinical services and outreach programs. Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.

Commitment to Diversity

At Church Health, we are committed to diversity, striving to create a staff that reflects the diverse communities with which we work. We seek individuals of all backgrounds to join our team.

Compensation & Benefits


Church Health offers competitive wages to attract and retain employees with great skills and ideas that align with our mission, and to reward achievement. Regular performance reviews are held between each employee and his or her direct manager to ensure that achievements are recognized, and that goals and expectations are being met.

Medical, Vision & Dental

Church Health offers employees working 20 or more hours per week group major medical, vision and dental coverage, effective the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

Medical and vision is currently offered through BlueCross BlueShield of TN. Dependent coverage is also available. The organization currently pays approximately 50% – 80% of premiums dependent upon coverage level and number of hours worked per week.

Affordable dental coverage is currently available through Delta Dental of TN, and spouse and dependent dental coverage is also available.

Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Savings Accounts

Church Health offers two flexible spending account options, allowing you to save and pay for you and your family’s eligible medical, dental, vision and childcare expenses.

For participants in the High Deductible Health Plan, Church Health offers an HSA. Church Health also offers a one-time lump sum and a per pay period match for those who enroll in an HSA!

Basic Life & AD&D Insurance

Church Health offers basic life and AD&D insurance at no cost to employees. This also covers a spouse and dependent children at no cost to the employee. Employees may purchase additional supplemental group term life and AD&D for themselves, their spouses, and dependent children.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Church Health offers short term and long term disability coverage at no cost to employees after 90 days of employment. Short term coverage pays 70% of an employee’s eligible pay for up to 11 weeks. Long term coverage pays 60% of an employee’s eligible wages after short term has been exhausted. Employees must be on an approved leave of absence.


Employees working 20 or more hours per week may participate in a 401(K) deferred compensation plan that is designed to provide income for all covered employees beyond the working years. Church Health will contribute a 3% safe harbor after one year of service and match up to an additional 1% if the employee participates.

Paid Vacation

Paid Time Off (PTO) is a benefit provided to full-time and regular part-time employees each year based on years of service and scheduled hours per week. PTO is accrued throughout the year and employees are eligible to use their accrued PTO after 90 days of employment. Employees working less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for PTO.

Church Health also observes 10 paid holidays per year.

Employee Assistance Program

All employees and members of their household have access to Church Health’s EAP provided by Lincoln Financial Group.  This service offers free and confidential assistance on topics ranging from stress management to substance abuse.

Professional Development

Church Health offers various opportunities for professional development, including Church Health University, our Quality Curriculum Course and external training and seminars such as Dale Carnegie Training.

Staff Health Program

All employees are eligible for Church Health’s Staff Health Program. Participants are rewarded in cash or PTO (if eligible for PTO) based on the number of points earned for making healthy decisions and participating in other events and activities.