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Job Opportunities

Epidemiologist Opportunity in Maryland - The Maryland Department of Health Office of Oral Health is seeking an epidemiologist to lead its data processing and research work. This important position's duties include: statewide oral health data modeling, analysis, and interpretation; contract, grant, and program data analysis and evaluation; and data dissemination, technical assistance, and reporting. Apply online at the link:

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.

State Director of Oral Health Services - Tennessee

Potential Loan Repayment and Sign-on Bonus for Qualifying Candidates!

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 46 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.


  • 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


  • 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 Partners for Health - 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: Carolyn Johnson at