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Job Opportunities

State Dental Director Ohio - The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Ohio University (OU) Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have initiated a search to fill the State Dental Director position in Ohio. This will be a shared contractual position (90% ODH and 10% OU). This position:

  • Provides dental consultative services to the ODH Medical Director's Office to ensure that sound dental public health theory and evidenced-based practices are in place to promote, support, and improve oral health for all Ohioans.
  • Supports programs that prevent oral diseases and those that improve access to dental care.
  • Monitors the oral health of Ohioans by collecting, analyzing, and sharing oral health data, helping other health professionals such as physicians and nurses improve the oral health of their patients, and ensuring that oral health is seen as an essential part of overall health.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Set overall vision, mission, and strategic direction for oral health in Ohio.
  • Formulate and direct implementation of statewide oral health policies.
  • Assure that ODH oral health programs are following best clinical practices.
  • Integrate oral health into other ODH Bureau of Child and Family Health and departmental programs that have an oral health component (e.g., Chronic Diseases, Tobacco, Children with Medical Handicaps, AIDS/Ryan White, Immunization and Preparedness).
  • Develop standards of care for oral health programs funded through ODH and oversee the training, dissemination, and monitoring of compliance with those standards.
  • Oversee Ohio's oral health surveillance system and analyze and interpret oral health data and the latest developments and research in oral health and oral health care delivery (e.g., preventive dentistry, oral epidemiology, dental treatment, oral health workforce, planning, dental care delivery systems, reimbursement, and cost containment).
  • Work with outside local, state, and federal agencies and organizations, community-based dental programs, professional dental and public health organizations, dental schools, and other stakeholders to advance oral health across the lifespan.
  • Communicate ODH's position on oral health legislation and issues through the development of written statements, technical and/or legal documents.
  • Collaborate with dentists in Ohio, with a focus on Southeast Ohio to increase the network of comprehensive dental care for uninsured patients.
  • Contribute to the educational process of healthcare students at Ohio University including medical and nursing students.

More information about the position including qualifications, salary and benefits can be found at this link: The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 24, 2023.

Montana Oral Health Program Specialist - The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Early Childhood and Family Support Division.  Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you! This position is responsible for managing the federally funded Oral Health Program and requires the continued work on the Montana Oral Health Strategic Framework (2018-2023). The program specialist develops and administers statewide public health programs in response to state needs and federal grant solicitations. Responsibilities include: 1) Developing evidence-based public health policies and interventions; 2) Developing and implementing health surveillance and data collection systems to track, analyze and evaluate programs and services; 3) Coordinating program strategic planning and facilitating stakeholder groups; 4) and planning and coordinating program outreach, training, and support. The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana.

This position may be eligible for partial telework within the state of Montana. Specific conditions will be provided by the supervisor and must adhere to state policy.

This position may be eligible for a statutory $1.50 an hour base pay increase effective July 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024.

What You Can Offer Us

•           Knowledge of public health practice and implementation including disease prevention and control.

•           Skill in researching and developing public health interventions.

•           Excellent organizational skills, including ability to multitask and perform tasks at all levels.

•           Knowledge of program management.

•           Ability to provide effective customer relations.

•           Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Meet minimum qualifications:
    • Preferred degree in Oral Health, i.e., Dental Hygienist, Dentist, Dental Assistant.
    • Preferred working experience with Oral Health.
    • Bachelor's degree in health science, health education, behavioral or social science, or a related degree.
    • Two years of job-related experience in health programming or health education.
    • Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information and to apply, please go to: Job Description - Oral Health Program Specialist (37184) (23141879) (

Job Posting: Epidemiology, Hawaii - The Hawaii State Department of Health is sharing two epidemiology positions.

Read more at the links above and contact Matthew Shim,, for more information.