Central Health

  • Director of Dental Services

    Req No.
    CommUnityCare Health Centers
    2115 Kramer Lane, Suite 100
    Medical/Dental Provider
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift Days
    Shift Hours
  • Overview

    The Director of Dental Services is responsible for the leadership of assigned dental providers and hygienists, clinical oversight of patient care of assigned dental providers and/or clinics. The Director, Dental Services reports to the Chief Medical Officer.


    Essential Duties:

    • Perform comprehensive assessment of patients using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion.
    • Order or execute various tests, analyses and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition.
    • Diagnose and treat diseases, disorders and injuries based on patient’s medical history and results of physical assessment and refer patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.
    • Prescribe medications and therapies for treatment and preventative care.
    • Instruct patients and their families regarding procedures performed, home care and follow up visits.
    • Direct professional and ancillary health care staff during treatment of patients.
    • Respond to inquiries from staff and patients regarding preventative health and treatments.
    • Compile patient medical data including health history, treatment plans, and results of physical examination, etc. and record
    • in electronic medical record.
    • Report required information including deaths and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities.
    • Plan, promote, demonstrate, recommend and coordinate high standards of medical practice.
    • Performs up to 16 hours of administrative time per week.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer services.
    • Interpersonal savvy and influence skills in managing difficult clients and patients.
    • High degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of medicine and associated charting requirements.
    • High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
    • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to implement and evaluation operational and emergency situations successfully.
    • Demonstrated understand of and/or experience working in a patient centered medical home (PCMH) environment.
    • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in an integrated delivery environment.
    People Management/Department Management/Business Unit Management:

    • Direct Reports: Dentists and Dental Hygienists for all Dental sites.
    • Assumes full responsibility for patients receiving care within the designated health centers.
    • Works in tandem with the Health Center’s practice and clinical leaders to ensure a collaborative team oriented
    • Leads and motivates the medical providers under his/her supervision; uses effective medical and people performance
    management processes.
    • Supports, leads and models the vision, mission and values of CUC.
    • Serves as the champion for Value Based Care initiatives and other initiatives that may impact the operations of CUC and/or
    the quality of patient care.
    • Performs objective annual evaluations of all direct reports with the input from the Practice Leader.


    MINIMUM EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) degree.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 years of clinic experience

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 5 years of clinical experience with 2 years in leadership/mentorship
    REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: Holds and maintains certification by one of the following:

    1. Unrestricted License to practice dentistry in the state of Texas.
    2. Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
    REQUIRED COURSES/COMPLETIONS (e.g., CPR): Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card. Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers.



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