The New York University Department of Pediatric Dentistry is seeking qualified applicants for full time Post Doctoral Associate positions. The department has established a one year Bridging the Gap (BTG)Associateship focused specifically on oral health care for persons with disabilities and complex health conditions (PWDCMC). This Associateship is funded through a five-year postdoctoral HRSA training grant: D88HP37550.
The purpose of the BTG Associateship is to create a sustainable primary care dental workforce that is equipped and empowered to increase the quality, acceptability, and timeliness of oral health care services for PWDCMC. This includes increased knowledge in the prevalent medical conditions, physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities that impact this population. Associates will receive training in approaches that help achieve optimal oral health for these underserved populations.
BTG Associates will provide comprehensive dental services at the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for Persons with Disabilities (OHCPD) and Bringing Smiles Comprehensive Care program (Bringing Smiles). BTG Associates will engage in didactic instruction which includes curriculum focused on special needs populations, fundamental techniques in anesthesia and sedation, cultural competence in oral health care delivery for PWDCMC, quality improvement in community-based oral health programs, inter-professionalism, advocacy for vulnerable populations, teledentistry, and dental public health.
Please note, there are two vacancies for this position.
DDS or DMD, no more than 5 years out of last program
Must have active NYS dental license by July 1st
US accredited dental program, GPR or specialty program
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Excellent communication skills, strong command of dental procedures/treatments, desire to work with special needs and/or underserved populations, organized and highly motivated, works well with teams. Ability to work in a clinical environment and provide direct patient care.
Training in sedation and behavior management
Community-based or school-based care, work with children or adults with special needs
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of EHR systems and teledentistry, Spanish fluency.
Associate must be a US citizen or permanent resident
Qualified candidates must apply through Interfolio. Applicants must submit: 1) Cover letter / Letter of Interest; 2) Curriculum Vitae; and 3) Names and contact information of at least three professional references. To access the application, please click the "Apply Now" button located on the right.
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