Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • 28-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Full Time





Reports To:

Chief Dental Officer








High Risk


Grade 20 ($63.84 - $93.05)


To provide primary dental care services to all federally recognized enrolled Tribal members. Performs professional dental work to a population who oral health needs are advanced and the procedures will be of greater difficulty. Provide supervision to the dental staff including dental assistants, dental receptionist and dental hygienist.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Provide primary and secondary preventative measure first and tertiary measures as a third priority in the practice of dentistry. Such services shall include, but not limited to the following:
    1. Emergency services: diagnosis and treatment of pain, infection, swelling, bleeding and trauma.
    2. Primary prevention to include oral health education, topical and systemic fluorides, periodontal prophylaxis, medical and dental exams, dental sealants as appropriate.
    3. Secondary prevention to include periodic examinations with radiographs, prompt treatment of oral lesions and compulsory exams.
    4. Basic oral services to include restorative, endodontic, crowns, oral surgery and space maintenance.

  1. Employee shall provide supervision to dental support staff as necessary. Employee shall work with health professions' schools and training programs to train dental residents, dental assistants or other ancillary dental staff as times and resources allow. Such activity may not impair the Ponca Dental Clinics timely treatment of patients.

  1. Employee shall maintain adequate and current dental records. All files, charts, records, dental or otherwise generated by the employee during this employment are the property of the employer and stay in dental clinic.

  1. Employee shall assist in development of the oral health care plan and for documenting quality improvement planning and results.

  1. The dentist and the Chief Dental Officer shall meet regularly to coordinate areas of mutual concern including but not limited to the area of dental health planning, scheduling, staff etc.

Relationships and Authority:

The employee is responsible to the Chief Dental Officer for the provision of dental care under the above responsibilities and duties. The dentist utilizes professional knowledge to provide care. The dentist has the obligation and duties to supervise the chair-side dental assistant, dental hygienist and front desk staff.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Work requires long periods of standing, bending, reaching and lifting of boxes of dental supplies weight up to 50lbs or less. Work is subject to on occasion emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel and visitors.



  1. Graduation from an accredited medical school with a degree of Doctor of Dentistry.
  2. License to practice dentistry in any state or U.S. territory with no restrictions.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. CPR certified.
  5. Computer proficiency with dental software experience.
  6. Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  7. Able and willing to travel.


  1. One, two is more ideal, years experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  2. Dental faculty or teaching experience beneficial to mentor in clinic.
  3. One or more years experience as a Dentist in the state of Nebraska or a reciprocal state/territory.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self Determination Act.

Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.

Tribal Council Approval: 02/08/10 Rev: 01/18/2019, 7/14/21

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Follow Jobs:
  • Follow Our Jobs On Facebook
  • Share This Page
  • Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email

We participate in E-Verify 

twitter facebook insta youtube register login careers with ptn osni npha logo home council tribal documents culture programs services contact us news covid19 ipep