Community Oral Health Officer / Dentist Job Vacancy in Busia, Kenya

Position Title: Community Oral Health Officer / Dentist

Industry: Health

Location: Busia

Gross Salary: Competitive

Tanaka Nursing Home is a private level 4 healthcare facility located in Busia Town.

We are seeking to recruit capable, motivated and professional Dentist / (COHOs) to provide quality oral health services

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessing dental condition and needs of patients using patient screening and monitoring procedures.
  • Analysing x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting.
  • Taking, developing and mounting radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment
  • Prepare and submit reports on dental services and activities on a daily basis.
  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Perform oral examination and charting, cleaning of teeth and polishing.
  • Perform simple extractions, place fissure sealants, and apply topical fluorides and temporary fillings.
  • Undertaking general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established dental hygienist procedures.
  • Full mouth scaling, polishing and prophylaxis to remove plaque and stains ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained.
  • Filling-in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
  • Treat and help to prevent gum disease.
  • Reducing simple fractures of the jaws.
  • Providing patient education on dental care and write prescriptions for patients
  • Taking and making impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts/models.
  • Documenting lab procedures and ensure follow up on results.
  • Supervising staff and clinic processes concerning dental department
  • Manage the dental department to achieve local and international standards.
  • Recommending and ordering dental materials, equipment and instruments ensuring they are cost effective and maintain proper bookkeeping of the same.
  • Ensuring that established procedures are adhered to in order to maintain quality assurance in delivery of oral health services.
  • Ensuring all procedures are correctly billed to capture revenue.
  • Review pre-operative settings and make sure that the dentist has what is required to carry out dental procedures; i.e. provide necessary help to the dentist, including mixing materials, trimming, and polishing dental casts.
  • Implements and adheres to infection prevention protocols including autoclaving instruments after use, cleaning the dental procedures’ space and storage of the clean.
  • Maintain a record of day-to-day activities of the dental unit and prepare regular reports as needed.
  • Inventory management of equipment and supplies at the dental unit. This includes preparing orders as needed to avoid stock outs.

Education, Experience & Skills

  • Must possess a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from a recognized university in Kenya or a
  • Diploma in Community Oral Health with valid practicing license
  • Must be registered and have a valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council or Registered as a Community Oral Health Officer with the regulatory body.
  • At least Two (2) years post internship experience in a busy Dental clinic/hospital.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills and willingness to provide leadership.
  • Self-driven personality, honesty and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BLS Certification will be an added advantage

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Community Oral Health Officer/Dentist) to