Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
  • Horizon Health Care Inc
  • Wessington Springs, SD, USA
  • Full Time

competitive wage, health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick leave and 9.5 paid holidays and more


Horizon Health Care, Inc. is seeking a Fulltime Dentist at their Jerauld County Dental Clinic in Wessington Springs, SD.

Are you seeking meaningful work and a rewarding career serving patients that need you the most? Then consider a career with us!

Our dentists earn competitive wages and are eligible for a great benefit package including, health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, a 401(k) plan with an employer match, vacation 4 weeks or 160 hours per contract year, sick leave 6 days or 48 hours per contract year, 9.5 paid holidays, relocation allowance, continuing education expense reimbursement, and licenses expense reimbursement.

Plus, living in a Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), you would be eligible to apply for a number of loan repayment programs.

About Horizon Health Care, Inc.

For the past 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network of 32 community health center clinics and 8 dental clinics throughout South Dakota. Horizon Health Care, Inc. employs over 275 professional staff, medical and dental providers in 22 communities.

A rural patient population will never compromise the quality of our care because of geography. We strive to provide comprehensive wellness services to our patients and we have an invested presence in the communities we serve. We are woven into the fabric of the communities, because health and wellness is not just a service. It's our mission "Provide the rural communities we serve with access to high-quality, affordable primary healthcare services."

It is our vision is to be the leading provider of patient-centered healthcare, committed to improving the quality of life for those we serve. We strive to attract and retain staff who share our values of Quality, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, Teamwork, Stewardship and Innovation.

Jerauld County Dental Clinic is located on a medical campus along with our Jerauld County Community Health Center and is attached to a 25 bed critical access hospital, a 40 bed long-term care facility, and the State Health Department's Community Health Nurse office.

Jerauld County Dental Clinic is a fully equipped dental suite consisting of five dental operatories. We offer digital x rays for the three intra-oral units and we're also equipped with a panoramic x ray unit. Our clinic provides a full range of family oral health services including preventative care, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery.

A day in the life of our Dentists

As a Dentist with us you will be part of a team-oriented work environment focused on meeting the needs of individual patients while supporting and contributing to the health and wellness of our communities. After greeting our patients and listening to their concerns it is the Dentist's responsibility to perform general dentistry practices, complete oral exams, appropriately diagnose, record findings and initiate treatment plans for your patients.  

After making a diagnosis you will develop and implement a treatment plan for your patients. Treatment plans may include; ordering appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, prescription drugs as determined by patient's needs, performs surgical procedures, monitor growth of development of hard and soft tissues, performs appropriate preventative and emergent measures, provide oral hygiene instruction, dietary instruction, and refer patients to dental specialists for treatment, as needed.

There may also be opportunities to assist with health education in the community, organize and perform preventative oral health presentations and general promotion of preventative oral health disease at on-site and off-site locations.

At Horizon Health Care, Inc. we provide patient-focused care and want to ensure that you always take the time to instruct and counsel with patients and their families about their treatment and care plans.


  • Graduation from an accredited dental school.
  • Completion of an accredited general practice residency perform is preferred.
  • Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the state of South Dakota (not applicable to commissioned NHSC/PHS officers).
  • Current CPR (BLS) certification.
  • ACLS certification preferred.
  • South Dakota Department of Health Controlled Substance Certification and DEA license preferred but not required.
  • Nitrous oxide permit.
  • Prior experience in oral health preferred.

Community Profile:

Nestled in amongst the Wessington Hills in Jerauld County, you will find the charming community of Wessington Springs, South Dakota. A community where its residents share a love and appreciation of the arts, music, and their heritage. If you enjoy the outdoors, taking a hike down history lane on our "Old Grade Trail", or a visit to our Winter Park. Residents and visitors can experience outdoor adventure at its best through hunting, fishing, hiking, and water sports on the nearby Missouri River.

In a town of approximately 1,000 residents offers innovative educational opportunities and a wealth of extracurricular activities, Wessington Springs has a progressive public schools system focused on inspiring students to achieve their highest potential. Host to many cultural events and community activities, Wessington Springs has an airport, a beautiful city park, swimming pool, nine-hole golf course, amateur baseball team and a wellness center. Wessington Springs is also a convenient 45 minute drive to nearby Huron, SD which boasts a population of 13,000.

Are you a positive team player who wants to make a difference in the lives of the patients you serve? Do you genuinely like to help people and have the drive to build your career on doing good?

Then Apply Today!

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