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Adult Dental Program Director

Company: Yale-New Haven Health
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Program Director will have overall responsibility for the following: residency program administration, development and implementation of the curriculum plan, ongoing evaluation of program content, resident performance, and the quality of resident education in affiliated institutions and off-service rotations. The residency director is responsible for the overall resident compliance and quality of documentation in the electronic dental and medical records. In addition, is responsible for the quality of patient care, cost-effective/cost-efficient care in the adult dental centers. The residency director with the chief of dentistry will work collaboratively during resident interviews, selection and orientation. Reports directly to the Chief of Dental Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital.



    1. In collaboration with other directors and other teaching programs affiliated with Y-NHH dental service develops resident schedules (didactics and lectures, clinical patient care, operating rooms, on-call, orientation, presentations and rotations)
    1. In coordination with the Chief of Dentistry, and Section Chiefs provides a scientific and evidence base didactic curriculum, which includes but is not limited to teaching a biomedical or specialty subjects, organizing and distributing annual curriculums, and reinforcing syllabi standards and quality
    1. In collaboration with other clinical departments and chiefs of service, develops a resident rotation schedule and ensures an excellent educational experience for assigned residents by providing oversight of patient care, and delivery of an educational curriculum
    1. Develops and implements a Quality Improvement Program for the Residents with a focus on adherence to established practice guidelines, continuity of care, education, and patient safety and satisfaction
    1. Actively participates in bi-annual evaluations of all residents and visiting students with feedback
    1. Assures and is directly responsible for maintaining CODA accreditation.
    1. Ensures compliance with ADA, The Joint Commission, CMS, DPH, DEEP and other external agency standard
    1. Ensures accurate and timely completion of all medical and dental records
    1. Ensures resident and staff use the clinical equipment safely and appropriately
    1. Provides night and weekend on-call coverage as scheduled and ensures appropriate residents and faculty availability. Ensures after-hours billing and documentation is accurate
    1. Provides direct resident supervision 80%-90% of scheduled hours/ week in the Dental Clinic, OR, and other satellite facilities. Covers resident supervision when attending faculty is unable to be present in clinic
    1. Is actively involved in the Dental Grand Rounds as both presenter and attendee
    1. Optional 10-20% of scheduled hours/week for administrative and scholarly activities such as grant writing, research and publications. If not used effectively, will be directed towards patient care or resident supervision
    1. In coordination with the Chief of Dentistry, evaluates clinicians to meet practice requirements and assures that there is adequate, high quality faculty coverage and compliance for all sessions
    1. With the Chief of Dentistry and Hospital administration develops an annual capital budget for the dental service
    1. With the Chief of Dentistry and Hospital Administration pursues cost management and revenue enhancement initiatives for the adult dental service
    1. With the Chief of Dentistry and Hospital Administration develops intra and interdepartmental policies and protocols and reinforces them within the Department of Dentistry and other Y-NHH departments
    1. Actively involved in establishing and organizing community initiatives for dentistry.
    1. Participates in hospital administrative committees as requested
    1. Works with Hospital Administrative personnel to improve: Patient flow and other related issues including office hours, scheduling, wait times, billing and follow-up Patient Satisfaction Physical environmnent of the dental clinics Information flow *Clinical outcomes in patients with high frequency, high morbidity, high cost, chronic illnesses by identifying effective systems, approaches and resources to manage these caes efficiently.



D.M.D./D.D.S. from a US/ Canadian dental school. It is required that the GPR Program director must have

successfully completed at least one year of a CODA approved GPR.


The Program Director must have at least five years of continuous clinical dentistry practice in either a private practice

or in an academic setting that includes a hospital based, university based or combined dentistry residency program

(beyond the residency training) on at least a half-time basis (15-30 hours per week); demonstrated administrative

experience in didactic/clinical teaching. Dual specialty, MPH, PhD candidates preferred.


Hospital dentistry training and management of adults with special health care needs. The Program Director must

have the ability to perform dentistry in an operating room setting and be eligible for operating room credentials.


In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right

thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences),

accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).

Candidate must have a true leadership role that inspires, motivates and mentors individuals at an organizational ,

state or national level; demonstration of exceptional creativity in residency training including but not limited to the

generation of evidence based curriculums and didactics, the demonstration of current and updated clinical skills ;

proven evidence in scholarly activities such as research, publications and grant writing. Other characteristics include

optimal communication skills, problem solving, team player, safe and quality oriented patient care provider ,

accountability, and open mindedness.

Additional Information

Licensure: Maintain active license to practice in the state of CT.

YNHHS Requisition ID


Keywords: Yale-New Haven Health, New Haven , Adult Dental Program Director, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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