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Director of Dental Program

Director of Dental Program

112761 - 145759

Apicha Community Health Center’s mission is to provide affordable healthcare for underserved and vulnerable people living in the New York City boroughs and on the lower east side of Manhattan. The phrase “we care” embodies everything that Apicha does. Whether it’s our approach to otherized people, the LGBTQ+ community, individuals living with HIV/AIDs, or anyone else who walks through our doors, we show all of our patients the same amount of dignity and respect.


We are currently seeking a Director of Dental Program for our Jackson Heights location. 


Position Summary:  This position is responsible for assuming leadership in dental care at Apicha by supervising other providers and the dental team to ensure high quality and efficient care. The Dental Director will provide programmatic oversight, fiscal management, technical expertise, personnel and supervision for the Dental Services section. The Dental Director will also supervise and provide direct patient care at the dental clinic.  Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures by performing the following duties.


Qualifications:  Doctoral Degree (DDS or DMD) required; GPR or AEGD residency preferred; Two years or more of related experience and/or training preferred; Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public; Interest in and conviction of purpose and aims for all programs in the clinic; Respect for the rights of individuals to make their own decisions about their medical care; Ability to communicate easily and display a cordial manner towards individuals from a variety of socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period; Ability to hear within normal range; Ability to see within normal range; Strong verbal and written communications skills; Finger and hand dexterity to manipulate objects; Extended periods of time at a computer; Noise level is moderate; Possible exposure to clients with infectious diseases

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