Director of Oral Facial Pain

Touro University
Hawthorne, New York
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022

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Faculty, Clinic Director
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time


The position focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patient with oral and maxillofacial pain and the development of an Oral Facial Pain Center. The Orofacial Pain discipline assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients with complex chronic pain in the mouth, jaws, and face. This represents a unique and challenging opportunity to become a leading facilitator in higher education in Orofacial Pain and interprofessional pain education and to join a multidisciplinary team of pain clinicians in the delivery of care for patients suffering from chronic orofacial pain and comorbid pain conditions. In addition there is the exciting opportunity to collaborate in ongoing pain research in key areas ranging from pain neurobiology to translational pain medicine.


  • The development of an Oral Facial Pain Center within the Touro College of Dental Medicine utilizing the resources of the dental school, New York Medical College, and Westchester Medical Center as well as others.
  • Clinical and didactic teaching at the pre- and post-DDS level, research activity, and patient care at the Oral Facial Pain Center and service. The Director will provide and oversee the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with complex chronic pain in the mouth, jaws, and face
  • Miscellaneous tasks and duties as may be assigned by TCDM leadership


Education/ Experience

  • Doctor of Medical Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Surgery preferred.
  • Experience in the clinical management of chronic orofacial pain conditions and dental sleep medicine.
  • At least 5 years experience in the treatment and management of patients with oral facial pain.


  • Dental License Registration required
  • NPI Number required
  • CPR Certification required
  • DEA Number preferred
  • Certificate or higher level of training in Orofacial Pain and who are board-eligible or a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain
  • NYS license required

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • General Administrative Duties required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook required
  • Strong attention to details required
  • Effectively manage and organize daily tasks independently and with a team while balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines required
  • Accuracy and productivity in completing tasks required
  • Customer service and team orientated required
  • A high degree of interpersonal competency: Professionalism, diplomacy, judgement, and discretion required
  • Overall business acumen, ethical decision making, and relationship management skill required
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive and cooperative relationships with students, faculty, and colleagues required
  • Ability to solve complex problems and meet deadlines preferred
  • Exceptional analytical problem solving skills ,collaboration, and matrix management skills required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communication (written and verbal) required
  • Knowledge of current imaging techniques and digital applications.
  • Proven self-starter


  • As needed

Physical Demands

  • Donning of PPE
  • Able to lift up to 5 lb
  • Able to assist patient transfer if need

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