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Associate Dental Director

Greater Santa Rosa Metropolitan, CA

Posted: 01/06/2023 Job Number: 1235537 Pay Rate: 180k/year - 220k/year

Job Description

TITLE:                Associate Dental Director

REPORTS TO:  Chief Dental Officer

SCHEDULE:      Monday through Friday, 8:am - 4:30 pm

STATUS:            Full-Time Exempt / Professional​​

To inquire further about this and other professional Dentist / Oral Health Provider opportunities, please contact:

Kevin Jackson, Director

Oral Health Recruitment

UHC Solutions

503.451.6773 Call or Text

Come make a difference in the community by working with our Integrated FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center). Be a part of our team:

  • Voted as one of the Best Places to work in the Bay area for the past 11 years
  • Engaged and Highly Functioning team
  • Focus on caring for patients and their families
  • Nationally recognized for our Quality Improvement initiatives and the provision of Excellent, Innovative Patient Care with superb outcomes.
  • Focus on prevention and care for the whole person by integrating with our co-located Primary Care and Behavioral Health departments.

State-Of-The-Art facilities and equipment. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most current dental techniques and materials.

We offer an excellent compensation package, including a strong salary, a management stipend, and a robust benefits program.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? We are located in the beautiful California Wine Country, between rolling hills and the rugged coast. Opportunities abound!

  • 21 Days of Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 5 Paid Continuing Dental Education Days
  • Generous Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Medical Insurance (Employer paid deductible!)
  • 30 Chiropractor and Acupuncture visits per year included with enrollment in our health insurance plans (Kaiser and WHA)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Gym Membership Discounts at Active Wellness Center and 24-Hour Fitness!
  • 401K Matching after 1 year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care FSA
  • Life Insurance (included at no cost to the employee)
  • Long Term Disability (included at no cost to the employee)
  • Employee Assistance Program (included at no cost to the employee)

Have Student Loans? We have a QUALIFYING DENTAL HPSA SCORE for NHSC and other Student Loan Repayment programs!

Position Summary - The Associate Dental Director is a Dentist who supervises staff and operations to deliver high-quality, timely, and accessible dental care. The Associate Dental Director ensures that the department achieves productivity and quality goals, complies with organization policies and procedures and is instrumental in implementing improvement initiatives. The Associate Dental Director assists with the recruitment and retention of providers and support staff, serving as the leader and mentor for the dental team.

Areas of Responsibility

Clinical Duties: 
  • Delivers high-quality of care in basic and advanced dental services in all phases of dentistry to patients of all ages
  • Diagnoses and treats patients to achieve excellent results within estimated treatment time with maximum attention to patient comfort
  • Delivers treatment plans to patients along with an informed consent discussion surrounding treatment options
  • Maintains accurate, timely, and up-to-date patient records, logs and reports
  • Ensures patient confidentiality consistent with State and Federal law
  • Makes appropriate referrals and communicates with specialists
  • Oversees and assists with planning and execution of a comprehensive program of preventive dentistry
  • Discusses dental needs with patients or patient representatives
  • Provides patient education materials

Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Chief Dental Officer and the Leadership team in the strategic planning of Dental Services.
  • Participates in the implementation of the strategic goals and plays a vital role in achieving these goals at the department and individual level
  • Evaluates and manage provider schedules and operational reports to meet organizational goals in quality health care, patient access, and productivity
  • Monitors patient scheduling to ensure efficiency and effectiveness through “perfect day scheduling”
  • Utilizes operational and clinical audit results to lead the team in initiatives of clinical systems improvements, health information technology innovations, and new methods of care delivery
  • Collaborates with the dentists, support staff, and other leaders to conduct regular team meetings for purposes of quality improvement in patient care, provider and staff education, and establishment of policies and procedures
  • Supervises providers and support staff via goal setting, coaching, and mentoring to achieve organization goals
  • Manages the dental providers. Conducts regular reviews and meetings.
  • Organizes and leads the peer review process.
  • Conducts performance, peer and competency evaluations via chart audit, direct observation, and analysis of patient and staff satisfaction surveys for purpose of quarterly and yearly review
  • Trains and orients dental staff
  • Assists the Chief Dental Officer in recruitment of new providers and support staff and maintains programs for staff retention
  • Maintains clinic personnel records
  • Reviews and approves timecards, time off requests and reimbursements
  • Creates a positive work environment for staff and promotes a culture of learning and safety
  • Leads daily huddles, monthly All Staff Meetings, monthly Director Meetings, and other management, risk or quality meetings as assigned by the Chief Dental officer
  • Assists the Chief Dental Officer if assigned in any of the following areas of directorship: Health Information Technology, Specialty Access, Risk Management, Quality Improvement, School-Based Programs, Continuing Dental Education, and Special Programs
  • Assists the Chief Dental Officer in strategic planning and utilization of Dentists, RDHs, and RDAs/DAs at the health center
  • Proficient with all policies and procedures related to the provision of care by Dentists and other clinical support staff. Ensures staff compliance with policies and procedures. Writes and review policies and procedures as needed.
  • Assists in the management of other teams and departments as appropriate to scope of practice and as assigned by the Chief Dental Officer
  • Stays informed about the Equipment maintenance and repairs program
  • Approves orders for equipment, supplies and materials up to a limit decided by the Chief Dental Officer
  • Assists the Chief Dental Officer with documentation, investigation and follow up of incident reports and complaints
  • Assists with Daily billing audits and various department reports
  • Monitors compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulations, including but not limited to, OSHA, CalOSHA and infection control guidelines
  • Works with the Grants department as necessary

Other Duties

Assists the Chief Dental Officer with any other duties as needed

Education and Experience
  • Graduate from an accredited Dental School
  • Current or eligible to obtain a California Dental License and DEA
  • Five or more years of experience providing dental care in good standing

Desired Skills
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of dental care
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements
  • Knowledge of quality, safety, and/or infection control standards
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of dental evaluation, prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Licenses and Certifications: 
  • State of California License (Current or eligible to obtain)
  • Federal DEA Registration
  • Must maintain CDE as required for certification renewals
  • Must be CPR Certified

Petaluma Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Petaluma Health Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Meet Your Recruiter

Kevin Jackson
Director of Oral Health Recruitment

Originally from Flint, Michigan, Kevin served in the US Army as a Military Police officer. After being discharged as a disabled veteran, Kevin returned to Michigan and obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. He then worked in the healthcare field for 13 years in fields including; EMS, ED and Private Practice. He also taught both clinical and administrative courses at two colleges in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Kevin made a move from podium to recruiting in 2007 to assist professionals obtain and advance their careers and recognize their dreams. He has over 5 years’ experience in motivating recruitment teams to achieve excellence and process discipline, resulting in successful outcomes for both candidates and employers.

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