Welcome to Preventistry®! We are revolutionizing oral health for everyone by redefining prevention and care.
A more effective health care system requires a revolution in oral health care and DentaQuest's affiliated practices are leading the way. The affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dental from DentaQuest Opens in New Window , Community Dental Care of Kentucky Opens in New Window , Community Dental Care of Texas Opens in New Window , DentaQuest Oral Health Center Opens in New Window , Gentech Dentist Opens in New Window and Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers Opens in New Window .
A revolution requires us to reach beyond the dental chair to reshape the oral health system. We address full-body health and its relationship with social and cultural determinates by expanding access to care, the affordability of care and implementing a greater focus on timely prevention of dental disease, rather than intervention.
DentaQuest continues to create a strong partnership for optimizing health system performance by adding an innovative approach to the delivery of oral health care to its extensive experience as a leading dental health benefits administrator. The people of DentaQuest have a common purpose: we work together as one, with passion, perseverance and focus to achieve a nation where no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay, where adults keep all their teeth for their entire lives, where every person has access to quality dental care.
DentaQuest's affiliated care delivery practices are made up of over 200 providers, over 80 practices across six states, with more than 700 employees providing care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Dedicated to our mission: To improve the oral health of all. We harness our unique reach and insights to provide patients with better care, timely education,greater access, innovative solutions, and transformative system change. We call this industry leading approach to dentistry - Preventistry®.
JOB TITLE: Regional Dental Director
Regional Dental Director shall be a licensed dentist in the state where they will be the Director. The Regional Dental Director is responsible for helping to ensure all aspects of the clinical and dental services at the regional level are maintained to the established and appropriate levels. Regional Dental Director provides direct dental services to patients, as well as direction, indirect supervision, and consultation to the dental teams. Regional Dental Director shall report to the VP, Clinical Affairs. Regional Dental Director participates in the onboarding for new dental providers. They shall work closely with the Quality Assurance auditing team to develop any necessary corrective action plans as a result of the quality assurance auditing process of the dental providers in their region. Regional Dental Director shall be available in person or through direct telecommunication for consultation, assistance with dental emergencies, or patient referral from the provders within their region. This position demonstrates behaviors to drive superior levels of patient service and employee satisfaction while striving continuously to improve results. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct dental services to patients to the highest standard of care, under the scope of the dental license.
Work with Operations team to ensure all practices are maintained and operated in accordance to OSHA & HIPAA standards.
Fosters strong relationships with dental teams to ensure a commitment to “patient first” philosophy.
Works to develop lead dentist position in all practices.
Facilitates the leadership growth of the Lead Dentist in each practice.
Work with the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs, to develop and implement doctor mentor program.
Act as lead mentor in the region for the dental providers.
Use regulary scheduled provider meetings for all providers in the region as a means to: facilitate the dissemination and implementation of new Care Group policies and procedures; introduction to new products or formulary changes; develop strong team approach to problem solving and to bring forth any clinical concerns and suggestions for improvement.
Works with Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs, to develop and deliver first class CE courses for all providers including hygienists and assistants.
Participates in Clinical subcommittee, formulary committee associated meetings and workgroups at the direction of the Director of Clincal Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Makes referrals to specialists or other professionals as needed for patient care and makes written records of such.
Facilitates and completes referral auditing for providers in the region at the direction of the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Facilitates and completes clinical chart auditing for providers in the region at the direction of the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Identifies region specific deficiencies, formulate region specific strategic plan in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Maintains accurate and comprehensive patient records.
Assists other providers with patient care or consultation when needed.
Completes all treatment notes and charting in an accurate and timely manner.
Trains auxiliary dental personnel, including dental hygienist and/or dental assistants, as needed.
Ensures that professional standards of care as formulated by Clinical Quality Assurance Risk Management (CQARM) committee and administration are met.
Demonstrates proficiency in restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, fixed and removable prosthetics and oral surgical procedures.
Responsible for quality assurance, risk management and infection control programs and their implementation at all practices in their region.
Responds to patient concerns or complaints when present.
Prepares and submits patient disqualifications and dismissals.
Compliant with their State Dental Board and upholds standards of care consitant with all laws of their state.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and continuing education courses, reviews professional publications, establishes personal networks and/or participates in professional societies.
Supports affirmative action and promotes diversity.
Perform other duties as required.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of leading, directing, and supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
DDS or DMD or equivalent.
Active, current, and in good standing with State Dental Board in the State of employment.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Adheres to company policies and procedures.
Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position.
Prior management experience preferred.
Current Basic Life Savings Certification (BLS)
U.S. Controlled Substance Reg. Certificate (DEA)
Malpractice Insurance ($1M - $3M) – Provided by DentaQuest Care Group
Basic working knowledge and/or proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the company.
Occasional overnight travel.
Must be able to communicate effectively.
Requires overall light physical effort (up to 25lbs.)
Manual dexterity and sitting is required in carrying out position responsibilities (i.e. use of personal computer).
Work primarily in the field visiting practice locations or in either a private or shared office environment.
May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, cold, noise, radiation, blood/body fluids, and infectious diseases.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.
** In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ's Compliance Officer. **
DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.
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