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Chief, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health

Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is recruiting for a Chief of Dentistry and Oral Health to join our award-winning health system based in Boston’s metro-north communities.  This senior level position has an appointment to Harvard’s School of Dental Medicine.


CHA provides high quality oral health services to an underserved, multicultural patient population in the Cambridge, Somerville and Everett communities with planned expansion to the Malden area.  Our system of care has 20 well established primary and specialty practices.  The oral physician subspecialty goes beyond the traditional dentist to increase capacity and improve the quality of care through collaboration with primary care, behavioral health, nursing and pharmacy in order to serve our patients comprehensively.  Our dental clinics currently have over 15,000 visits annually, with a pending expansion expected to increase our annual visits to 17,000+.  


The Chief of Dentistry and Oral Health  will have both clinical and administrative responsibilities and oversight of our dental clinics, several community outreach programs and CHA’s General Practice Residency Program.  The Chief will be responsible for developing quality improvement initiatives and enhancing practice operations throughout our integrated oral health system.  


The ideal candidate will be full time, and have 3-5 years of progressive leadership experience.  This position requires exceptional clinical, problem solving, and organizational skills and candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to public health.  Interest and/or experience in pediatrics, geriatrics and clinical research/grants is a plus.  Excellent communication skills, track record of cultural humility and at least 3 years of clinical experience required. 


To learn more and to apply confidentially please visit  CV and cover letter may also be confidentially submitted by emailing  CHA’s Department of Provider Recruitment may be reached by phone at (617) 665-3555 or by fax at (617) 665-3553.


In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, relationship identity or relationship structure, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.



Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system that serves everyone in need. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, CHA is passionately local. It provides high quality, essential services like primary care, specialty care, hospital care, emergency services, maternity care and behavioral health in convenient neighborhood locations. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care for rare or complex conditions at its clinical partners - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Mass. General Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

CHA's work extends far beyond patient care. It has a robust Department of Community Health Improvement and operates the nationally accredited Cambridge Public Health Department. It collaborates closely with local governments and non-profits to improve health and reduce barriers to care. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine, CHA is proud to train the health care providers of tomorrow.

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