Pediatric Staff Dentist / Pediatric Dental Residency Program Director

Denton, Maryland
Feb 10, 2021
Mar 12, 2021
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

Pediatric Staff Dentist / Pediatric Dental Residency Program Director

Choptank Community Health System.

Denton, MD

Choptank Community Health System-Advance Education in Pediatric Dentistry invites applications for a full-time position as staff Pediatric Dentist and NYU Langone Pediatric Dental Residency Program Director.

Choptank Health System, Inc. (CCHS) is a private, non-profit community health center providing primary health care services on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties and the surrounding areas. CCHS dental sites are equipped with the state-of-the art dental equipment including digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), and Nitrous oxide sedation. We also conduct a hospital based Operating Room program in collaboration with a local hospital to provide comprehensive dental treatment to children under general anesthesia.

Our Joint Commission Accredited system includes six medical and five dental offices, staffed by over forty medical and dental providers.  Choptank Community Health has been providing oral health, primary health services, behavioral health, school-based wellness, and migrant health programs to our communities since 1980.  We offer our patients a full range of general dentistry and specialty care including pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, emergency care, and pediatric dental surgery.  We are CODA approved and affiliated with the AEGD Program at NYU/ Lutheran Medical Center and regularly have two residents in yearly rotations. We are also a learning institution and have affiliations with the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) and the University of Maryland Dental School and have Dental students rotating and training yearly at our dental sites. We also have agreements with the local Community College enabling Dental Assistant students to rotate through our sites to get hands-on experience treating patients. Our latest agreement is with the University of Maryland Dental Hygiene program and currently we have Dental Hygienist students rotating through our dental sites.To learn more about Choptank Community Health please visit us on our Facebook page at or at our website at


Join Choptank Community Health’s dedicated, service-oriented team and work alongside our experienced support staff providing services to a very full and dynamic range of patients.  We are looking for a full time licensed Pediatric Dentist to serve a dual role as a practicing Pediatric Dentist and will also oversee all aspects of CCHS’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program.  The individual in this role will work five (5) days per week or an extended-hours schedule and will rotate between our established dental centers located in Goldsboro, Federalsburg, Cambridge, and Denton. This position requires rotational phone only call schedule.  

The CCHS Pediatric Dental Residency Director contributes to the successful achievement of the Choptank Community Health System (CCHS) mission and strategic initiatives by providing establishment, leadership, oversight, evaluation, and direction for the CCHS Pediatric Dental Residency program as well as CCHS staff Dental providers as needed. Works in a dyad leadership role with the Chief Dental Officer (CDO) and the Associate dental Clinical Director and Lead of the CCHS AEGD Program.


1. Residency Program Responsibilities:

a. Primary responsibilities include direct patient care and direct supervision of CCHS Pediatric dental residents in our on-site NYU/Langone Pediatric Dental Residency program.

b. Direct Supervisor for all current CCHS Pediatric staff Dentists to ensure clinical skills, standard of care is provided and all current performance, access to care, productivity and quality goals are being met.

c. Responsible for and assists with curriculum development, implementation, and oversight of CCHS Pediatric Dental Residency program.

d. Serves as Primary Faculty for the residency program with faculty appointment to NYU /Langone Medical Center

e. Coordinates with the residency program’s academic coordinator to ensure program requirements are met.

f. Partners with NYU/Langone and arranges for continuing medical education opportunities for CCHS dental providers.

g. Serve as a clinical and professional mentor to residents during each two-year applicant program rotation.

h. Must work directly with CCHS AEGD and Medical residency directors in collaboration on rotations and educational sessions and interaction of staff and providers.

i. Must have and apply mentorship skills with a desire to treat an underserved population.

2. Clinical Responsibilities:

Partners with the CDO and CCHS Associate Dental Clinical Director to ensure that services are provided to patients in conformity with clinic protocols and the code of ethics of the Maryland Board of Dentistry and all NYU/Langone residency program requirements. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local standards and contributes to the efficiency of health center operations. And, because we are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Choptank’s Dentists are eligible scholar site or for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).

If you have excellent clinical, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and the desire to join a winning team of healthcare professionals please contact Dr. Sandra Garbely : or Dr. Tumouh Al-Allaq :