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Dental Faculty+ GPR Director

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Asheville, North Carolina
Base salary+ years of experience, full benefits, 30 days PTO annually, CME allotment $2000+10 days
Closing date
Jan 28, 2024

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Join our Dental team at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, North Carolina. 

The Residency Program Director is primarily responsible for the general administration of MAHEC’s Dental General Practice Residency Program including those activities related to the recruitment, selection, instruction, supervision, counseling, evaluation, advancement of residents, and the maintenance of records related to program accreditation.  



  • Maintains accreditation of the program from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 

  • Supports organizational work to maintain accreditation with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). 

  • Provides leadership for all aspects of program administration. 

  • Develops and implements the program curriculum. 

  • Provides ongoing evaluation of program content, faculty teaching, and resident performance.  

  • Utilizes MAHEC’s performance management plan for self, teaching faculty, and other program personnel, and residents as appropriate. 

  • Provides evaluation of resident training and supervision in affiliated institutions and off-services rotation.  

  • Maintains records related to the educational program and other records according to MAHEC policies and procedures and MAHEC’s Corporate Compliance Program.  

  • Develops a formal plan for delegation of specific responsibilities, what duties are assigned, to whom they are assigned, the amount of time the designated individual(s) will devote to these responsibilities, and what systems of communication are in place between the program director and the designated individual(S) who has/have been assigned specific responsibilities.  

  • Develops policies and procedures for selection of residents, which may include designation of this responsibility to a member of the teaching faculty with a plan for delegating this responsibility as defined above.  

  • Provides leadership in collaborating with the leadership of Mission/HCA Hospitals.  

  • Develops and monitors statistical indicators, operational and capital budget for the program, including managing grant funding as appropriate, working collaboratively with Fiscal Services.  

  • Works collaboratively with the key departments such as Talent Management, GME, and Risk Management, for the residents and program faculty and staff. 

  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. 

  • Provides direction and oversight for the UNC Adams School of Dentistry – MAHEC collaboration, including leadership and supervision of student programs.  


  • Provide leadership in the dental practice.  

  • Maintain own panel of patients with scheduled patient care time at the Dental Health Center.  

  • Participate in the faculty on-call system.  

Teaching / Scholarly Activities  

  • Participate in the teaching activities for residents and dental students at the Dental Health Center. 

  • Promote and participate in continuing education programs of the division.  

  • Develop teaching materials and presentations. 

  • Promote scholarly activity by faculty within the division.  

  • Provide leadership in seeking grants and other financial support for scholarly activities by faculty.  

This role description is a general description of the essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all the duties the Program Director, Dental General Practice Residency may perform. 


  • Communication Skills   

Effectively and respectably communicate with other individuals, whether it be a colleague, patient, or patient’s family member and appropriately enumerate information in a manner easily understood by all parties. We do this to foster a culture of understanding between all parties, especially in complex and difficult situations, to ultimately provide the best care possible to our patients and their families.  

  • Decision Making

Ability to make the most appropriate decision in a given situation and then taking the next steps to ensure appropriate and timely completion. This requires conflict resolution skills, critical thinking skills, confidence in your ability to make the right decision in most situations. This also includes ability to prioritize your workday appropriately to ensure the most important tasks are completed on time.  

  • HealthCare Knowledge  

Having the drive to keep yourself abreast and up to date on the new breakthroughs in your area of expertise and communicating them to the rest of the team, as appropriate.  This also includes keeping up with your licensure and yearly training requirements within your area expertise along with MAHEC’s organizational training. Finally, the ability to apply the depth of knowledge maintained and gained through this process in real life scenarios as appropriate.  

  • Interpersonal Skills   

Showing the ability to meet difficult situations with grace, professionalism, and understanding. Within your area of expertise, showing respect and showing empathy where appropriate with your colleagues, patients, and their family at all times, even when its most difficult to do so. This is done, in part, by effective listening, being your authentic self, showing responsibility and dependability, and being patient with others.  

  • Organizational Values  

Adherence to MAHEC’s founding principles and incorporating them every day. This includes, among others, having integrity and accountability, reverence for other cultures and equitable practices, ability to manage change, and displaying a clear understanding of organizational dynamics. Doing these things creates a culture where people want to do the best for each other and gives personal ownership towards the goal of helping people in their time of need.  

  • Problem Solving   

Having an analytical mind and ability to work autonomously to solve complex problems that may arise. The wherewithal to think logically through a difficult problem and come to an appropriate resolution for a given issue. This helps to drive continuous improvement by thinking through where we can improve in a novel way. Measures success by understanding where we are currently and where we want to go and then applying those new ideas to affect positive change. 



  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database applications required.  

  • Knowledge and experience documenting patient care in an electronic health record.  


  • Spanish speaking skills preferred.  


  • Physical Demands: Light - Moderate energy level: Lift and carry 25 - 35 lbs, Push/Pull 50 - 100 lbs (empty bed, stretcher, etc.) 

  • Physical Activity: Frequent (34 - 66% of Workday) 

  • Ability to practice full scale dentistry  



  • DDS or DMD from a CODA-accredited dental school 

  • Certificate from a CODA-accredited GPR or Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program 


  • Direct patient care experience in a community health center and/or FQHC dental program(s) 

  • Previous dentist learner supervision experience  

  • Three years full-time experience teaching in an accredited GPR or AEGD program, or equivalent experience as a general dentist 

  • Board certification by the American Board of General Dentistry (ABGD) 


  • Will supervise Dental Residents.  



  • License to practice Dentistry in North Carolina, or  

  • Teaching/Instructors Licensure in Dentistry in North Carolina  

  • Must be able to maintain an appointment in good standing on the medical staff of HCA Mission  

  • This role does require a faculty appointment to the UNC Adams School of Dentistry  



Regular attendance on-site is an essential function of this position. Work from home opportunities may be available for qualified applications. Typical business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (or flexed to best meet the needs of the clients and/or the Division); 40 hours per workweek. Work hours will need to be flexible in order to respond to special work assignments, or evening activities, as requested by the team leader. 

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