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American Dental Association Manager of Access, Community Oral Health Infrastructure & Capacity - We are a purpose-driven nonprofit with a dynamic staff culture. With a meaningful purpose, motivated staff, and excellent benefits, working here will definitely have you smiling! The ADA's headquarters is located just steps from Chicago's Magnificent Mile and close to public transportation. With more than 400 colleagues, the ADA Staff are some of the most talented people in the Chicago, Washington D.C., and Maryland area. We were named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune in 2019 and 2021! Come join our team!

Job Responsibilities: The Manager of Access, Community Oral Health Infrastructure & Capacity will lead, plan, manage, coordinate and evaluate Association programs, activities and products focused on developing community oral health infrastructure and capacity, reducing oral health disparities, and increasing access to care for priority populations. These activities include, but are not limited to policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, providing technical assistance to internal and external oral health stakeholders, supporting community oral health advocacy, budget preparation, as well a providing staff support and facilitating activities of the Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention. Manages special projects focused on access to care and community oral health.

Must have:

  • Master's degree
  • A minimum of 5 years experience working in/with public health, community health or health care administration
  • Excellent analytical, planning and oral/written communication skills; effective public speaking and project management skills
  • Knowledge of access to care issues and health disparities
  • Experience in policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative data analysis is essential
  • Ability to collect, aggregate, and present meaningful data to make convincing presentations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Travel will include participation at state and regional meetings such as the annual meeting of the National Network for Oral Health Access and the National Oral Health Conference
  • Evening calls will include Subcommittee and Advisory work of the Council

Nice to have:

  • Master's degree in public health or health policy administration, or DDS/DMD
  • Experience working with governmental health agencies, community clinics or health centers, academic institutions
  • Experience in the private sector in developing solutions to address health disparities and improve access to care
  • Grant writing and strategic planning for population health improvement and construction of public/private partnerships to reduce health disparities

Just a few of the benefits offered to employees:

  • Promotes Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid Work Schedule (2-3 days from home)
  • Health insurance/ dental reimbursement plan
  • Ample Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Pension
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Student Loan Refinance
  • 2 days off to work at a charity event of your choice


The American Dental Association is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. The American Dental Association is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science Assistant/Associate Professor - The University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science (CDBS), is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Dental Public Health at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) is one of the leading dental schools in the United States devoted to improving and promoting oral health throughout Florida, the nation and worldwide through excellence in teaching, research, patient care and service. CDBS has an extensive community outreach program, including two research centers ( which provide opportunities to collaborate with existing faculty, and operates two general dentistry residency training programs. Responsibilities for this position will be to develop a funded research program in dental public health, health disparities, epidemiology and/or health services research; teaching and mentoring DMD and graduate trainees and directing coursework in dental public health; and involvement in community outreach and clinical service delivery. Candidates must possess a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to candidates with Masters or doctoral degrees in public health (PhD, DrPH), health services research, or health policy and a demonstrated record of teaching experience, funded research, and productivity in other scholarly activities. Board certification in Dental Public Health is desirable. This position may also have an affiliate appointment in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. UFCD currently ranks among the top-five U.S. dental schools in terms of NIH research funding. The University of Florida (UF), a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the state of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs. The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine) are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites throughout Florida, and beyond. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an application pool is identified. To apply, please go to and search for requisition number 523805. Applicants should attach curriculum vitae, cover letter describing their interest in the position, a statement of present and future research interests, and a list of three references with their application for consideration. For more information about the University of Florida College of Dentistry, visit:

Professor of Community Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Through the Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative, Ohio State is enhancing our world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being.  Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the University's outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues.  RAISE is part of Ohio State's larger initiative to expand the size and impact of Ohio State's faculty over the coming decade, while also enhancing academic and personal resources to support Ohio State scholars, educators, and practitioners through all phases of their careers. The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The College of Dentistry (CoD) at The Ohio State University seeks a candidate for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate should have expertise either in health services, preventive oral care, community dentistry or related field, along with a record of funded research and peer-reviewed publications. This position will help to dismantle barriers that prevent or impede proper dental care to underserved populations by researching and devising strategies to eliminate those barriers. The primary appointment will be in the CoD at Ohio State University (OSU), and the position will maintain a close collaborative relationship with Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH). The Race Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) hire will have access to both the ongoing underserved population research performed at NCH and at the CoD. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with community minded researchers from both NCH and OSU and will have the opportunity to test the validity of promising research results designed to help attract and treat those most in need of dental care. The ideal candidate will conduct research on social and cultural issues that may contribute to the avoidance of dental care as a first step toward making dental care more acceptable. The core responsibility of this faculty member will be to direct expansion of the research program in community oral health and dental public health. They will work collaboratively with investigators and clinicians and other faculty at the CoD, NCH and with other health sciences colleges at OSU, such as the College of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, and/or Optometry. Collaborations with OSU's health sciences colleges are facilitated because all these colleges are present on the same campus. In fulfilling this responsibility, the candidate will be able to draw on the considerable clinical resources, including care delivery to large diverse patient populations at both OSU and NCH. Both institutions have specialization in behavior and health promotion. This translational research will aid the CoD and NCH in driving oral care innovation within multi-faceted healthcare delivery systems. Applicants must possess a DDS/DMD/MD and/or PhD or equivalent with a history of leadership, research funding, and productivity in the broadly defined area of oral health research. This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening. Work hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Tenure faculty (regardless of rank) - persons with the titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor and instructor who serve on appointments totaling 50% or more service to the university and who are eligible for tenure or who have obtained tenure. Duties and responsibilities are assigned in accordance with the workload guidelines laid out in the pattern of administration of each faculty member's tenure initiation unit (TIU) and, as appropriate, regional campus; obligations will include research, service and/or teaching or clinical practice.  These faculty will have earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the relevant field of study or possession of equivalent experience.

For more information and to apply, please visit: The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

Position Announcement: State Director of Oral Health Services for Tennessee - The Director of Oral Health Services is responsible for the oversight and support of statewide oral health programs and directly supervises and oversees the work of seven rural Regional Dental Directors who provide management of 47 dental sites statewide.  The incumbent establishes, updates, and implements policies and procedures related to dental services in accordance with standards of practice. The Director of Oral Health Services leads the implementation of teledentistry and the development of a hub and spoke model to improve access to care; assists regional leadership in the recruitment of dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants; and oversees training and provides professional guidance and support to the Collaborative Teaching Dental Program. The Director of Oral Health Services engages internal and external stakeholders in the planning and evaluation of The Tennessee State Oral Health Plan, maintains reports related to the plan and dental programs, and presents at statewide meetings. The Director of Oral Health Services ensures protocols and procedures are established and followed for the School-Based Dental Prevention Program which provides screening exams and sealants to children annually in school settings and provides reports to and manages the contract with TennCare on a routine basis. Additional responsibilities include providing data for the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and the Preventive Block Grant by the annual deadline; conducting interviews with media; and providing analysis of legislation impacting the Department of Health and/or Oral Health Services as requested.

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduation from an approved school of dentistry
  • Valid/current license to practice dentistry in the State of Tennessee
  • 5 years of clinical experience in dentistry
  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Excellent communication skills

Qualifications Desired:

  • Experience in quality improvement and team-based collaborative improvements
  • Experience in managing projects in a health-related field
  • Hold a master's degree in Healthcare Administration or Management, or in Public Health

Salary: Salary is based on education and experience.  The State of Tennessee offers employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.  For more information on this package, visit The State of Tennessee is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

HOW TO APPLY: This is an executive service position and will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Jill Obremskey, CHS Medical Director, in care of:

Idaho Oral Health Program Manager - Idaho is currently seeking a full-time Health Program Manager (de facto State Dental Director) for the Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP). This position is located in the Division of Public Health in the Bureau of Community and Environmental Health in Boise, ID, and is eligible for telecommuting. This position is based out of the Central Office in downtown Boise, Idaho. Applicants may choose to work from the office in Boise or apply to telework from within Idaho. If telecommuting is requested and approved, travel to Boise will be required on occasion when needed to work in the office or attend in-person meetings and training. The IOHP is a federally funded program that works with partners throughout the state to ensure all Idahoans are free from oral disease, enjoy optimal oral health, and have access to oral healthcare. Applicants should have strong oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, proven project and time management skills, experience as a manager, and strong public health evaluation experience. The purpose of the Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP) is to promote and support public-private partnerships to work collaboratively toward a shared vision for oral health through:

  • delivering prevention services and expanded access to affordable dental care;
  • assessing and monitoring dental disease rates;
  • using evidence-based strategies to promote best oral health practices and policies;
  • delivering and coordinating community disease prevention programs, such as school-based dental sealants, fluoride varnish, silver diamine fluoride, teledentistry, oral health screenings, and community water fluoridation programs;
  • building collaborative partnerships through strategic facilitation to promote programs and policies; and
  • assisting in developing an adequate oral health workforce.

The oral health of Idahoans is becoming more critical. This position works collaboratively with partners to increase the recognition of oral health, especially through the lens of health equity and health disparities. The successful candidate should be passionate about helping people, leading innovative approaches, and guiding data collection to strengthen efforts. This position may require some in-state and out-of-state travel to facilitate local and statewide meetings, trainings, and conduct site visits. The position requires an individual with skillful facilitation, relationship, and partnership-building skills. For more information and to apply, please use the following link:

Dentist Opportunity In Saipan - The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) is an 86-bed, Medicare-certified hospital on the island of Saipan. We are a U.S. commonwealth located in the Western Pacific, a little north of Guam. To learn more about our island and hospital, we invite you to visit our website at We also recommend checking out the website for Marianas Visitors' Authority at We want to share a couple of other things about CHCC. First of all, our patients are lovely. They are appreciative, generally accepting, polite, and very grateful. Interventions available for them are less than on the mainland, but the patients are equally sick, so flexibility and a can-do attitude is a must. As for the "corporate culture," one of our physicians volunteered, "[I] enjoy working with my colleagues and hospital administration. I have never been pressured to see more patients, bill more services, or compromise good healthcare in any way. From the top down, everyone's priority is patient care."  If you want to make a difference and feel like you are contributing to something bigger, there are plenty of opportunities here.

Salary: Up to $156K, based on qualifications

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administer anesthetics to limit the amount of pain experienced by patients during procedures.
  • Use masks, gloves and safety glasses to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
  • Formulate plan of treatment for patient's teeth and mouth tissue.
  • Use air turbine and hand instruments, dental appliances and surgical implements.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, or malformations of teeth, gums, or related oral structures and provide preventive or corrective services.
  • Advise or instruct patients regarding preventive dental care, the causes and treatment of dental problems, or oral health care services.
  • Treat exposure of pulp by pulp capping, removal of pulp from pulp chamber, or root canal, using dental instruments.
  • Write prescriptions for antibiotics or other medications.
  • Design, make, or fit prosthodontic appliances, such as space maintainers, bridges, or dentures, or write fabrication instructions or prescriptions for denturists or dental technicians.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • $10,000 relocation assistance for new, off-island hires signing an initial contract of at least 2-years.
  • International flight from the point of recruitment for the employee. Return flight to original embarkation is included and will be arranged upon completion of contract.
  • Malpractice coverage is provided under the CNMI Government Liability Act (essentially identical to the Federal Tort Claims Act).
  • Reimbursement of up to $250 for pre-employment health screening costs.
  • Annual Leave: Accrues at eight (8) hours per pay period (bi-weekly), with a full-time Employment Contract
  • Sick Leave: Accrues at four (4) hours per pay period (bi-weekly)
  • Up to 5 days of paid leave for CME.
  • Health and Life Group Insurance: Cost-sharing per Corporate policies Health Insurance: AETNA Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance: Individual Assurance Company Life, Health, & Accident (IAC)
  • 401a Retirement Plan Option: ASC Trust Corporation
  • Loan repayment under National Health Service Corp.
  • Permanent much preferred, locums possible
  • Must have completed U.S. or Canadian residency program Must be Medicare reimbursement eligible
  • Must hold DDS or DMD Degree
  • CNMI license required (application process supported by HR staff)
  • Licensing and credentialing takes 6-8 weeks (Process: Present CV and, if cleared, candidate will be notified by email with employment application attached. Three recent references are also required.)
  • $10,000 relocation assistance for new, off-island hires signing an initial contract of at least 2-years.
  • International flight from the point of recruitment for the employee. Return flight to original embarkation is included and will be arranged upon completion of contract.
  • Malpractice coverage is provided under the CNMI Government Liability Act (essentially identical to the Federal Tort Claims Act).
  • Reimbursement of up to $250 for pre-employment health screening costs.
  • Annual Leave: Accrues at eight (8) hours per pay period (bi-weekly), with a full-time Employment Contract
  • Sick Leave: Accrues at four (4) hours per pay period (bi-weekly)
  • Up to 5 days of paid leave for CME.
  • Health and Life Group Insurance: Cost-sharing per Corporate policies Health Insurance: AETNA Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance: Individual Assurance Company Life, Health, & Accident (IAC)
  • 401a Retirement Plan Option: ASC Trust Corporation
  • Loan repayment under National Health Service Corp.
What is great about this job:
  • Tropical island climate without seasons, steady average temp of 84 degrees with occasional short rain showers.
  • World-class snorkeling and dive spots in crystal-clear waters.
  • Affordable jumping-off point for exploring Asia and the Western Pacific Islands. Fascinating WWII and Pacific Islander historical sites.
  • Lowest tax burden in the U.S.: If in the CNMI 183 days or more during the tax year (and otherwise meets requirements), then CNMI residency status is met for that year. As a result, earnings are taxed at the maximum CNMI ("state") tax rate of 9% and there is a 90% rebate on U.S. federal income tax earned within the CNMI.
  • Finally, life outside of the hospital gets even better. Living on Saipan is simple, but maintains some of the creature comforts that you wouldn't otherwise get on an island this size. We have quite reasonable cost of living, great restaurants, golf, water sports, diving, hiking, and easy access to travel to Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and other Asian countries. We also have many WWII history sites and museums, along with artifacts from the war, that you can find while exploring the jungle or swimming in the lagoon.

For recruitment information, contact: or

Registered Dental Hygienist, New Mexico Office of Oral Health. Location: Las Cruces New Mexico - Chapter 24 of the NM Health and Safety Code mandates that  the Department conduct a dental health program. Position conducts a school mobile dental program. Preventive services are provided to pre-school, early Head Start, Head Start, and elementary school aged children. The position also provides oral health education to children and adults at various venues. The incumbent also represents the program in various advisory committee promoting the integrating oral health and other chronic diseases, maternal and child health or diabetes or other health issues.

Program Specialist 2 - Oral Health, Montana - The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an 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. For questions, please contact Heidi Greenback at or 406-444-0656. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact Heidi Greenback at