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Director of Dental Services (Brookville & Freeport) 30 hrs

Director of Dental Services (Brookville & Freeport) 30 hrs

The Director of Dental Services, with approval of the governing board, directs administration of the health care facility’s dental program in accordance with accepted national standards and administrative policies.


  • Board Certified in general dentistry and New York State licensure DDS or DDM required.
  • EMR experience required.
  • Eligible to participate in NYS Medicaid program.
  • Twenty-four (24) Continued Medical Education (CME) credits per credentialing cycle (two (2) years).
  • Relevant administrative experience in a teaching dental institution required. Familiarity serving persons with development disabilities or disabilities desirable.
  • Five (5) years management and supervisory experience required.
  • Strong ability to support, lead and direct staff effectively to accomplish work place goals required.
  • Strong oral, written, and organizational skills required.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • confers with the CMO to formulate policies and recommend procedural changes;
  • Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums, and related oral structures:
  • examines patient to determine nature of condition, utilizing x rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures;
  • Cleans, fills, extracts, and replaces teeth, using rotary and hand instruments, dental appliances, medications, and surgical implements;
  • Provides preventive dental services to patient, such as applications of fluoride and sealants to teeth, and education in oral and dental hygiene;
  • establishes training program to advance knowledge and clinical skill levels of resident dentists studying for dental specialization;
  • confers with the HR to implement procedures for hiring of dental professional staff and participates in approving hiring and promotion of staff members;
  • establishes work schedules and assigns dental staff members to duty stations to maximize efficient use of staff to provide patient care;
  • observes dental staff members at work to ensure safe and ethical practices and to solve problems and demonstrate techniques;
  • confers with the Director of Finance to submit budget and statistical reports used to justify expenditures for equipment, supplies, and personnel;
  • develops and oversees an annual Quality Assurance Plan regarding provision of dental services for submission and review by the governing board and ensures implementation of clinical studies;
  • participates in the development and annual review of policies and procedures for various health care facility dental activities;
  • participates in health care facility committees as necessary;
  • represents the health care facility at conferences and/or community meetings, including OPWDD Dental Task Force;
  • facilitates development or expansion of the dental program services for scientific research, preventive dentistry and community health and welfare promotion.
  • ensures adherence to all applicable program statutes, regulations and appropriate insurance billing practices;
  • supervises dental personnel; participates in Infection Control and QA.


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