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ASDOH - Director, Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FTE)

A.T. Still University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
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Full Time

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ASDOH - Director, Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 FTE)

Job Category: Faculty
Requisition Number: ASDOH002590
Full Time
Mesa, AZ 85206, USAMesa, AZ 85206, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) is seeking a full-time Director of Pediatric Dentistry on the Mesa, Arizona campus. This position reports to the Dean of ASDOH. The Director of Pediatric Dentistry, in collaboration with other directors and responsible administrators, has the primary responsibility for the oversight of planning, implementation and quality control of the academic programs, research and scholarly activities, patient service related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry in predoctoral program. The Director will provide support for Graduate Programs as requested in collaboration with responsible administrators. The Director will have the responsibility to supervise, manage, mentor and coordinate the activities of the faculty and staff in the discipline of pediatric dentistry.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • General - conduct teaching, scholarship, service and patient care in support of the mission and goals of ASDOH and ATSU. Promote an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, commitment to diversity and social justice, and humanistic learning environment.
  • Teaching - preclinical and clinical supervision as a Pediatric Dentist in the Simulation Lab and ASDOH clinics; effectively carry out lecture, seminar, preclinical and clinical assignments as assigned, with a focus on Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Service - Participate in committees, faculty governance, professional societies and associations, community events, and provision of CE.
  • Patient Care and Treatment - Provide direct patient care in ASDOH Clinics that supports community service, efficient clinic operations, student/resident education, or when in the best interest of the patient.
  • Research and Scholarship - Establish and maintain scholarly and/or research activity in area of expertise, at level consistent with scheduled annual workload.
  • Teaching and Learning: In collaboration with other responsible faculty and administrators, oversee the development, implementation, revision and assessment of curriculum integrating pediatric dentistry with other predoctoral curriculum, including behavioral, biomedical and clinical sciences, including: 1) develop contemporary curriculum and innovative teaching methodologies that includes active learning and develop students as independent, life-long learners; 2) plan and implement clinical education that supports patient-centered care and student-centered learning in a general dentist-based model; 3) plan and implement formative and summative assessment that assists learners in developing the appropriate knowledge, skills, values and the ability to self-assess, in an environment that emphasizes critical thinking and humanistic values.
  • Administration - 1) Faculty Recruitment - Recruit and retain full- and part-time faculty; 2) Workload Assignments - In collaboration with responsible administrators, implement workload assignments, including clinic coverage, didactic and simulation, research, service and administrative responsibilities; 3) Supervision and management of Faculty and Staff; 4) Administrative Reports - Monitor, assess and report outcomes data as requested (e.g. student progress reports); 5) Provide recommendations on space and capital equipment needs in Pediatric Dentistry; 6) Identify potential projects, partners and affiliations that will benefit and support ATSU/ASDOH; 7) Identify and cultivate potential funding sources and prospects.
  • Faculty Mentorship and Development - 1) New faculty orientation; 2) Encourage and recommend professional development activities to promote professional growth; 3) Annual professional development meetings; 4) Advise and support academic promotion.
  • Service - Represent and serve: 1) committees, 2) community activities, 3) organized dentistry, and 4) other professional organizations. Provide faculty development, training, and calibration related to curricular content.
  • PreClinical and Clinical Supervision: Provide supervision of predoctoral dental students in simulation and patient care activities within the scope of general dentistry with a focus pediatric dentistry. This includes consultation, treatment planning, and direct patient care in coordination with student providers, CCU directors and other specialty faculty as needed.
  • Documentation: Complete documentation on student performance/progress towards competency; review and approve EHR documentation in clinic and simulation lab.
  • Protocol and Policy Development: Coordinate with responsible Administrators & Asst/Assoc Deans in Clinic and Simulation Lab to establish protocols related to curriculum responsibility areas; enforce clinic policy including infection control, QI, risk management, recordkeeping, etc & assure safety. Support Director of Clinic Operations in the supervision and direction of clinic support staff.
  • Patient Care: Provide direct patient care in ASDOH Clinics that supports community service, efficient clinic operations, student/resident education, or when in the best interest of the patient. This position requires the faculty member to perform the full scope of periodontal surgeries, including implant surgeries.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education & Experience:
  • DDS/DMD or international equivalent.
  • Completion of an advanced education program in Pediatric Dentistry from an institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
  • Knowledge of contemporary pediatric dentistry techniques and skills.
  • Knowledge of educational methodology.
  • At least five years experience in clinical pediatric dental practice and/or dental education. (Time in advanced graduate training in pediatric dentistry may be included).
  • Preferred: Eligibility for dental licensure in Arizona; DDS or DMD from a CODA accredited program; experience in academics, clinical research and private clinical practice.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, crisis management and organizational skills, high emotional intelligence, tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to be self-directed and take initiative; role model life-long learning and critical thinking skills.
  • Must possess a high degree of in-depth knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Pediatric Dentistry; be willing and able to act as a “hands-on” clinical faculty instructor (e.g.; direct patient care; clinic demonstration, direct student observation of clinical activity).

ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit:

**Applicants may be eligible to participate in the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program (DFLRP). ATSU-ASDOH established DFLRP to secure and retain a dental faculty workforce dedicated to ASDOH's mission of educating compassionate, community-minded oral health providers. ASDOH's DFLRP is funded through a grant (Federal Award Identification Number D8743533) from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The eligibility details, application procedures, selection criteria, among other information, will be provided upon request. Determination of eligibility and awarding of funds is through a competitive application and selection process and is not guaranteed.



Preferred Mentoring Intermediate

Team Player Intermediate

Motivation Intermediate

Organization Strategies Intermediate

Communication Intermediate

Diplomacy & Tact Intermediate






Doctorate or better in Dental Medicine.

Doctorate or better in Dental Surgery.


Preferred 5-10 years: Experience in clinical pediatric dental practice and/or dental education.

Licenses & Certifications

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