The College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for a General Dentist faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry. The primary responsibility for this position will be instructing and supervising dental students assigned to the Ohio State Dental H.O.M.E. Coach, our Health Outreach Mobile Experience in our dental office on wheels.
The H.O.M.E. Coach is an outreach program that strives to meet the oral health needs of Ohioans in key underserved areas. Dental students are the primary care providers, and the Coach experience supplements their training in becoming sensitive and culturally aware health professionals. The H.O.M.E. Coach provides preventative and restorative dental care to primarily elementary school age children who do not have a regular dentist in the Columbus City Schools and surrounding school districts. The H.O.M.E. Coach and all staff occasionally participate in special community events. There is a strong desire to increase the community presence of the H.O.M.E. Coach and expand services to all populations in need of care.
The Dental H.O.M.E. Coach is a three-chair dental office on wheels equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for comfort and ease of delivery of dental treatment to children and potentially patients of all ages. As a component of the OHIO Project, senior dental students are scheduled to the Coach to provide basic dental care while being exposed to the unique care delivery model of a dental office on wheels. Approximately, 3,000 patient care encounters are completed annually, totaling over $4.4 million in cost of dental procedures since the inception of the program.
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The successful candidate will be responsible for direct instruction and oversight of all staff, trainees, residents, and students assigned to the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach for the College of Dentistry. Should staff, trainees, residents, and/or students be unavailable due to scheduling and/or school, college, or university closures, the candidate may step into the role of sole provider of basic dental care at a prearranged community location. The successful candidate also ensures efficient coach operation during clinical sessions; recommends and oversees the records system; offers a systematic and streamline approach to the delivery of care to patients at various locations and is proficient with the electronic health record and means of student approvals.
The candidate will be trained in the process of set-up and breakdown, as well as electrical connection of the coach and may be required to solely perform these tasks or assist staff. The full staff arrangement of the mobile coach is comprised of a general dentist/faculty member, student dentists, coach coordinator and three certified dental assistants. One of the assistants may serve the dual role of assistant and driver with a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The candidate will provide input to the Coach Coordinator to help with supervision and evaluation of the staff assistants.
Other duties include contributing to the overall mission of the division, participating in university and college governance.
Required - Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent. Experience and knowledge of a wide variety of basic dental procedures and materials, especially those involving pediatric dentistry procedures is required. They also must hold or be eligible for a full Ohio dentist license issued through the Ohio State Dental Board. Information on state dental licensure is available at Ohio State Dental Board.
Basic computer literacy including familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 and internet/email is required.
Preferred - Prior predoctoral teaching experience is preferred. Experience in an educational and/or hospital setting, and a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is desired.
The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various education, research, and service cultural communities. A willingness to serve as a role model and advocate for the ideals of professionalism and high ethical standards in a health science educational setting is essential.
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Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary, administrative augmentation, and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should submit a personal statement that delineates professional qualifications and career goals, along with curriculum vitae, shared values statement and three professional references by online application only in Workday. Learn more about OSU’s shared values at https://oaa.osu.edu/shared-values-initiative.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is in Columbus, Ohio, the fifteenth largest city in the United States. Columbus is a great place to live. It offers the amenities of a big city, without the big city price tag. From outstanding restaurants, diverse neighborhoods, Neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio - Wikipedia, major and minor league sports, to top notch arts and entertainment. Columbus also has a large metro park system that offers biking, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.
The College of Dentistry’s atmosphere is one of collaboration and inclusiveness, where differences in thought and experience are embraced and celebrated.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.