Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forwardlooking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care tomore than 20,000 individuals annually, including those with special needs. Nationally and internationally, the School promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health. In the pre-doctoral clinic, comprehensive patient care is provided by student dentists under the direct supervision of dental faculty from the following departments: Comprehensive Care, Periodontology, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative dentistry. The clinic is comprised of 6 group practices with each group led by 3 Practice Coordinators. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Pre-Doctoral Clinics offer comprehensive dental care, including restorations, crowns, bridges, implant restorations, dentures, limited endodontics, limited esthetic dentistry limited periodontics, and consultations in oral pathology, orthodontics and cranio-facial pain. In the Pre-Doctoral Clinics, dental students provide services under the close supervision of experienced faculty dentists.
The Practice Coordinator is responsible for leading a clinic practice of approximately 35 third year and 35 fourth year pre-doctoral students with hands-on responsibility for patient care, student learning and administrative/managerial oversight. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Care , the Practice Coordinators are responsible for managing their group's patient care based on the TUSDM Standards of Care and best practices of private general dental practice. The Practice Coordinator instructs, evaluates and advises pre-doctoral students regarding comprehensive patient care and is responsible for chair-side instruction in diagnosis and treatment planning. Acting as a role model and mentor, the Practice Coordinator teaches the skills of ethics, patient relationship management, respect, professionalism and how to think like a dentist. As the practice leader, the Practice Coordinator communicates regularly and effectively with colleagues throughout the school ensures compliance with established protocols and standards and ensures the financial integrity of the practice. The Practice Coordinator also actively participates in the Basic Science Clinical Science Spiral Seminar Series.
**Candidates must meet basic requirements to be considered for this position**
Five to ten years substantial experience in private dental practice or dental education.
DDS/DMD. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts.
Candidates must demonstrate a passion for dentistry and a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced, academic environment.
Excellent time management skills.
Collaborative and cooperative.
Ability to effectively manage multiple demands.
Commitment to continuous learning.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Business acumen and organizational awareness.
Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
GPR or AEGD program certificate.
Experience in an academic/teaching environment.
Demonstrated interest in dental education through active participation in associations and ongoing dental education.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Three Practice Coordinators manage each Group Practice.
Most positions are three-days per week, either Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday; however one position per floor is a four-days per week position.
All Practice Coordinators are present on Wednesdays to allow opportunities for collaboration.
The position requires a minimum of two 10+ hour days, and requires attendance at meetings and other obligations. Practice Coordinators participate in activities such as award ceremonies and graduations which requires occasional availability outside regularly scheduled hours, including weekends.
Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of academic goals and describing their interest in and goals for the position, and contact information (incl. E-mail addresses) for three references. Applications are requested to be submitted electronically: https://apply.interfolio.com/84416. Questions regarding the search process or assistance with uploading applications may be directed to Monika Bankowski, Sr. Faculty Affairs Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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