The Dental Director will directly supervises all staff dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, and the
Dental Assistant Supervisor (DAS). They are responsible for accessing and coaching staff in all aspects of
quality improvement. Administrative time will be 25% of the regular work week with and the remaining
75% clinical patient care.
As a member of the Executive Management Team (EMT), the Director will help create and execute
Strategic Plans, Annual Work Plans, and any directives ordered by the Health Commission. Additional
projects will be as assigned as part of this group.
The Director’s scope of clinical practice will be requested based on education and experience, which will
then be privileged by the CEO and Health Commission. Ideally, the Dental Director will be proficient in
molar root canals, have a minimal sedation permit, and ability to perform surgical extractions of
impacted third molars. Proficiency in all removable and fixed prosthodontics will be essential. The skill
to be able to work well with pediatric patients is also essential. Proficiency in placing and restoring of
Responsible for semi-annual peer reviews and annual performance evaluations for those they directly
supervise. Along with assistance from the DAS the Director will also be responsible for completing
annual performance evaluations off all the dental assistants. The Director will also be responsible for
proposing, completing, submitting, and presenting a Quality Improvement Project specific to the
Responsible to update and maintaining departmental polices and assure compliance by all staff. The
Director will also be responsible for accountability and coaching of staff they directly supervise and
indirectly for all dental assistants. Maintenance of accreditation and compliance with the Accreditation
Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc (AAAHC) will be the primary responsibility of the Director.
Required to attend and participate in any meetings assigned by the CEO. The Director will also be
responsible for promoting excellent communication within the department, which will include at
minimum a regular monthly all dental staff meeting, safety meeting, and regular communications with
staff. They will also assure that the department is following all infection control guidelines and
maintains OSHA compliance.
Responsible for overall management of outside referrals. They will access all outside referral requests
by staff dentists to see if the patient can be treated in the department. If needed treatment is beyond
the scope of care of the department, they will be responsible for collaborating with competent
specialists that can provide needed treatment to the patient in a timely fashion.
Responsible for preparing the annual dental department budget for review and approval and then
executing the budget within cost constraints.
At least four (4) years clinical experience in general dentistry.
Must obtain and maintain unrestricted State of Oregon license to practice dentistry.
Possess degree of D.M.D. or D.D.S. and be proficient in a broad range of diagnostic and clinical skills in
the areas of operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry,
periodontics, and oral surgery.
Must have and maintain BLS and ACLS Certification.
Must also maintain a current DEA Certificate.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurance requirements to operate General Services
Must submit to and pass a reference and criminal background check.
Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.