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Assistant Faculty Dentist, Community Service Learning Center

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

The Assistant Faculty Dentist at Community Service Learning Center (CSLC), Spruce Pine, NC, School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, is a part-time (.80 FTE) faculty member who will provide leadership and supervision of all educational and clinical activities in the Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) while providing a full range of general dentistry services in an underserved community.

The Assistant Faculty Dentist works in conjunction with the School's Offices of Extramural Clinical Practices, Clinical Affairs, Academic Affairs, and in collaboration with the offices of Business and Financial Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics, and General Dentistry to support all of the School's programs and initiatives.

The responsibilities include oversight of the clinical operations, both as a provider and as mentor to dental students and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents. The Assistant Faculty Dentist provides primary dental care to eligible patients, maintains and establishes clinical protocols consistent with the standard of care, and works with the business manager by providing leadership in the establishment and direction of a quality assurance program and adherence to infection control standards in the CSLC. Responsibilities also include management of all clinically related patient matters and management of paid and volunteer clinical faculty.

The Assistant Faculty Dentist will be called upon to be "on call" during absences of the CSLC Faculty Dentist to mentor residents and students with after hours care for patients of record only. They will also be called upon to fill in for the CSLC Faculty Dentist during periods of leave and illness.

Specific duties include:
Working with the Assistant Dean of Extramural Clinical Practices and with the CSLC Faculty Dentist in supervision of the CSLC.

Providing high quality dental care to the patients at the CSLC, directly and while supervising students and residents.

Working with the Division Chair of General Dentistry and Director of the AEGD Program to facilitate and ensure consistency in clinical education and evaluation of fourth year students and AEGD residents assigned to the CSLC.

Mentoring AEGD residents and fourth year dental students and supervising their clinical education and community service activities.

Ensuring ongoing compliance with all local, state and federal laws, regulations, and Commission on Dental Accreditation standards.

Participating in faculty meetings and designated dental school activities.

Maintaining current dental skills and practicing general dentistry.

Identifying solutions to local access to healthcare needs and assisting in coordination of community/regional outreach and health promotion programs.

Working closely with all School of Dental Medicine faculty.

Acting as an ambassador for the school while actively participating in local community/regional programs and events.

This position reports directly to the CSLC Faculty Dentist and to the Assistant Dean of Extramural Clinical Practices.

Fixed term or tenure track position available at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or higher. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DDS or DMD degree is required.
  • Complete eligibility for a North Carolina dental license.
  • Knowledge and experience in the successful operation of a dental practice, preferably in a rural community.
  • Broad knowledge of issues in dental education and the importance of ethics in dentistry.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor dental students and residents.
  • Experience in successfully working with students is required.
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards, outstanding clinical skills, excellent interpersonal communication and written skills, and a record of building consensus in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly respond to requests with accuracy, reliability and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the practice of all disciplines of general dentistry, including pediatric dentistry, management and operation of a dental practice is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced education in dentistry (preferably AEGD, GPR or military comprehensive dentistry residency) desirable.
  • Five years experience in the practice of general dentistry and/or a dental educational environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dental educational/clinical environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with interested organizations, agencies, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing dental treatment for underserved populations.
  • Experience with pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental education and life in a rural community is desirable  

Special Instructions to Applicants:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.

Application Types Accepted:
Candidate Profile (EHRA only)

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 002129 to ECU Human Resources.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Posted on ADEA DentEd Jobs on September 6, 2017.


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