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Dental Coordinator (Brookville & Freeport) 35 HRS

Dental Coordinator (Brookville & Freeport) 35 HRS

The Dental Coordinator contributes to the administration oversight of the dental department by facilitating delivery of dental services by the dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.


  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in dental hygiene required; Bachelor’s preferred.
  • EMR experience required.
  • Eligible to participate in NYS Medicaid program.
  • Administrative experience in a dental institution required. Familiarity serving persons with development disabilities or disabilities desirable.
  • Five (5) years management and supervisory experience required.
  • Strong ability to support/direct dental department staff effectively.
  • Strong oral, written and organizational skills required.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state regulatory requirements required.
  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and third party billing requirements preferred.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • confers with Director on policies and procedural changes;
  • confers with Director on procedures for hiring of dental department staff and participates in hiring, promotion and supervising of dental department staff;
  • establishes work schedules and assigns duty stations to maximize efficient use of dental assistants provision of patient care;
  • observes dental department staff at work to facilitate safe and ethical practices and solve problems and demonstrate techniques;
  • confers with the Director regarding budget and statistical reports used to justify expenditures for equipment, supplies and personnel;
  • assists with the annual Quality Assurance Plan regarding dental services;
  • participates in the development and annual review of dental policies/procedures;
  • participates in dental department and other health care facility committees, as necessary;
  • represents dental department at conferences/community meetings, including OPWDD Dental Task Force;
  • assists with development or expansion of dental department for scientific research, preventive dentistry and community health and welfare promotion;
  • supports adherence to all applicable dental department statutes, regulations and appropriate insurance billing practices;
  • participates in Infection Control and Quality Assurance;
  • assist in the annual fulfillment of the dental department’s commitment for ensuring quality care;
  • compliance with social distancing, adherence to PPE and infection protocols.
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