Visit the Tribal Elections page to view the Certified Candidate List & Statements and information on the Virtual TC Candidates Fair.

Staff Dentist

Opening Date: 12/26/21

Closing Date:   Open Until Filled

Job Title:          Staff Dentist

Salary/Wage:   Negotiable

Location:         Siletz

Classification:  Exempt

Job Posting Number:  2021100


The Staff Dentist will render dental treatment, manage their staff, and help operate and promote the dental program. Dental treatment includes but is not limited to, restorative, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, prevention, scaling & root planning, and radiology required in the performance of such services.


Must have a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited school of dentistry.

Experience in: Standard and moderately complex clinical dental treatment. Working with various software to include Microsoft Office, Windows 7, preferred. Working with Dentrix, & Romexis, or other electronic health record. Ability to: To communicate effectively and relate well to a wide variety of people and maintain effective working relationships with patients, pharmacies, laboratories, medical and other employees. Manage staff working under them including: hygienists, assistants, and patient care coordinators. Other: Must have and maintain a license to practice dentistry in Oregon, or the ability to acquire licensure. Must have and maintain a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license. Must have and maintain current provider Basic Life Support (BLS) card.


Make efforts to keep production at an adequate level based on the ability of the clinic and the needs of the patient population. Perform comprehensive patient treatment utilizing dentistry’s standard of care with an evidence based approach to include: Review patient’s medical chart for evidence of disease or abnormalities which could be adversely affected by dental treatment, and take necessary precautions to ensure safe and effective treatment. Ensure proper referral of patients for necessary medical evaluation or specialty care if beyond the scope of general dental practice or the dentists training. Perform oral examinations to include inspection of hard and soft tissues of oral cavity, diagnosing pathological/irregular conditions, and ensure that results of exam are properly recorded in patient’s chart. Develop patient treatment plans and ensure that the patient understands the plan. Request required dental radiographs and performs radiographic interpretation. Perform restoration of cavities utilizing common dental restorative materials. Provide all appropriate dental disease prevention measures for each patient. Perform single and multiple extractions of teeth from simple to complex extractions. Remove localized foreign bodies from the gingival tissues and alveolar sockets. Perform root canal therapy on single and multi-rooted teeth. Performs routine prosthodontic procedures to include crowns, bridges, and inlays/onlays. Performs routine removable prosthodontic procedures to include, partials, dentures, and splints. Perform routine pedodontic procedures to include fillings, cleanings, pulpotomies, stainless steel crowns, extractions, and space maintainers. Diagnose malocclusions and refers for proper orthodontic treatment. Treat oral and gingival infections. Provide consultant services in administration matters related to dentistry. As necessary, may serve in other areas of incumbent’s discipline. Identifies and pursues methods of professional growth and career development in areas identified as a need for self and staff. Manage clinic specific programs when assigned by dental director such as Head Start, sealant clinic, orthodontic screening, and participate in health fairs, Pow-Wow and any other clinic specific program that is performed. Manage clinic during dental director’s absence. Attend and participate in various meetings with Tribal Council, Gatekeepers, and clinical meetings in and outside of normal clinic hours.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.