6 Feb 2024

Medical Specialist II (Orthodontist) at DCMC Hospital

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Job Description



The mission of DCMC Trust is to provide accessible and sustainable quality health care through a Tanzanian comprehensive health system which encompasses community-based prevention and primary, secondary and selected specialized and super-specialized care.

DCMC Hospital is a Christian Health Ministry owned by the Registered Trustees of Dodoma Christian Medical Center Trust (DCMCT) located at Imagi Hill, Ntyuka Dodoma. Since its establishment it has served thousands of patients as a multispecialty hospital offering quality health care for the people of Central Tanzania and in collaboration with other stake holders and in line with the Government policies.

DCMC Trust is an equal opportunity employer offering stable and professional working environment with competitive remuneration and benefits.

DCMC Hospital invites qualified Tanzanians to fill in the following vacant positions:

MEDICAL SPECIALIST II (Orthodontist) – 1 Position

3.1. Job Summary:

The incumbent will evaluate and treat dental conditions, with a particular focus on issues related to the alignment of teeth, jaws, and surrounding areas. S/he will design, fabricate, or use orthodontic appliances to realign teeth and jaws in order to allow for normal functioning and to improve appearance. The incumbent will make models and measurements for braces and appliances, as well as provide repairs and routine maintenance of the appliances. The incumbent will educate patients on the proper use of the appliances and how to care for their teeth while braces are in place.

3.2. Duties and Responsibilities

To diagnose issues related to misalignment of the teeth and jaw and develop a recommended treatment plan.
To evaluate and treat dental conditions, with a particular focus on issues related to the alignment of teeth, jaws, and surrounding areas
To Examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions
To provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates
To Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth
To create teeth moulds
To place and adjust braces and other dental appliances and equipment
To fit patients for dentures, braces, and other orthodontic appliances
To assess the severity of conditions such as underbites, overbites, spacing, crowding and others
To educate patients about improving and maintaining orthodontic care, and promoting routine dental health care

To administer medication to address patient discomfort during procedures

To foster an environment where patients are comfortable and understand their health is our top priority
To diagnose teeth, mouth, and jaw abnormalities
To prepare mouths for braces or other treatments with spacers, arch wires, etc.
To treat occlusion issues and other oral conditions
To collaborate with other specialists, such as dentists and oral surgeons, to coordinate orthodontic services within a patient’s overall treatment plan
To Schedule regular checkups with patients to make adjustments to orthodontic appliances, such as tightening braces, and track patient progress
To educate patients about ongoing orthodontic care and explaining proper oral hygiene methods for good oral health
To provide referrals to other professionals, such as oral surgeons, when needed
3.3. Qualifications and Experience
Holder of Masters of Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree Specialized in Orthodontics from a recognized University
Must be registered by the Tanganyika Medical Council as a dental surgeon Must be a holder of Degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Must have a valid practicing license.
At least two (2) years working experience as a dental surgeon
Two (2) years of working experience as an orthodontist in a related field in busy and reputable institution.


Applicants must attach an up-to-date current Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact postal address, email address, and reachable telephone numbers.
Applicants should apply on the strengths of the information given in this advertisement.
The title of the position applied for should be written in the subject of the application letter/email and marked on the envelope
Applicants must attach their detailed relevant certified copies of Academic certificates/ transcripts as follows:
Postgraduate Degree, First Degree/Advanced Diploma, Diploma/Certificates.
Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates.
Computer Certificates where applicable.
Professional Certificates/Licenses from respective boards where applicable.
One recent passport size picture and copy of birth certificate.
Form IV and Form VI result slips are strictly not accepted. Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.
Applicants should indicate three reputable work-related referees with their reliable contacts.
Only shortlisted candidates will be informed the date of the interview

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Method of Application

Application letters should be POSTED or HAND DELIVERED to the Following address on or before 04.00 p.m. on 15 February 2024 (i.e., Deadline for receiving applications)


DCMC Hospital

Imagi Hill, Ntyuka P O Box 658


Those using e-mail should submit their applications to [email protected]

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