Dental Director

Kodiak, Alaska
Competitive Salary, Signing Bonus, Relocation, and Excellent Benefits Package
Jul 05, 2020
Oct 03, 2020
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time



Full Time in Beautiful Kodiak, Alaska


The Kodiak Area Native Association has been providing patient and family focused health care and social services to Alaska Natives and our communities throughout Kodiak Island since 1966. KANA’s Dental Staff is comprised of the Dental Director, a Staff Dentist, an Oral Surgeon, an Orthodontist, three Dental Hygienists, and a Dental Health Aide Therapist who work in conjunction with dedicated Dental Assistants and ancillary staff to deliver the highest quality, team based care to patients within Kodiak and our six remote villages. Integrated Medical, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy services within the primary care setting also facilitate an advanced support system to ensure our patients’ needs are met.

The spectacular scenic beauty of Kodiak Island offers a backdrop for an abundance of outdoor and family activities, including world-class fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, kayaking and hiking just minutes from your door. Its sometimes harsh climate is balanced by mild temperatures and unparalleled wilderness splendor that provides Kodiak’s residents with a unique lifestyle in a relaxed island paradise.

KANA is searching for an adventurous, highly motivated Dentist to provide clinical leadership to our dental team with an emphasis on patient-centered care, customer service, quality improvement, and stewardship. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/Disability, 401(k) with employer contributions, relocation assistance, paid time off, loan repayment opportunities, and free fitness membership.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can start your journey to an adventure of a lifetime, visit our website at, call us at 907-486-9880, or email

Alaska’s Emerald Isle awaits you!

Primary Responsibilities

Support the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embrace KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporate KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.

Uphold KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.

Continually strive to improve patient experience and quality of care by focusing on optimal patient access, continuity, team based care, clinical information systems, patient self-management, and community engagement.

Participate as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team in the provision of Medical and other Health Care by collaborating with those professionals to provide KANA beneficiaries complete and comprehensive care.

Participate in the quality assurance review process as outlined in the KANA Dental Clinic Policy and Procedure Manual. This includes, but is not limited to, chart audit, treatment plan evaluation, and adherence to defined and accepted treatment modality and procedural protocol.

Confer with Health Administrator to formulate Dental policies and recommend procedural changes.

Confer with Health Administrator to submit budget and statistical reports used to justify expenditures for equipment, supplies, and personnel.

Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and other KANA staff. Practice meaningful customer service skills addressing patient and staff needs courteously and promptly.

Monitor and maintain the established protocol for patient referrals within and outside the IHS system.

Act as the Periodontal Disease Prevention Dental Officer responsible for the formulation, employment, and assessment of prevention activities.

Maintain documentation and reporting measures of prevention activities and manage the Dental Hygiene professional staff to generate an increased level of Periodontal Health within the service population.

Perform comprehensive preventive Dental Services to Alaska Natives and the people of Kodiak Island.

Perform all aspects of Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics, and Pedodontics that fall within a General Dentist’s technical and educational expertise.

Perform accurate document entry and chart maintenance as outlined in the KANA Dental Clinic Policy and Procedure Manual. Accurately and promptly provide coding and billing information to KANA billing and Finance Officers and follow up insurance pre-authorizations as required or requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervise employees within the Dental Department. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; performance improvement; addressing complaints and resolving issues.

Minimum Requirements

DDS/DMD. Five (5) years of demonstrated success in dental clinic management. DDS/DMD with a current State of Alaska license. If not licensed in Alaska, must be able to obtain State License within 6 months of date of hire.

Intermediate knowledge of database, internet, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Must have the computer skills needed to access and document in computerized medical records.

Ability to travel to remote communities by small plane.

Must possess strong team-building and leadership skills. Must be thorough, accurate and objective in carrying out assignments, reviews and investigative responsibilities.

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