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State Director of Oral Health Services 

POSITION: The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is seeking applicants for a State Director of Oral Health Services.  Applicants should be self-motivated, innovative, and dedicated to improving the oral health of Tennesseans.   

The Mission of TDH is “To protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee.” TDH has facilities in all 95 counties and provides direct medical services for more than one in five Tennesseans.  Unique among state departments of health, Tennessee also offers preventive dental services, basic restorative services and emergency services in 45 counties.  In addition, TDH supports a robust school based dental prevention program and a State Oral Health Plan.   

The Director of Oral Health Services is responsible for the oversight and support of statewide oral health programs and directly supervises and oversees the work of seven rural Regional Dental Directors who provide management of 47 dental sites statewide.  The incumbent establishes, updates, and implements policies and procedures related to dental services in accordance with standards of practice.  

The Director of Oral Health Services leads the implementation of teledentistry and the development of a hub and spoke model to improve access to care; assists regional leadership in the recruitment of dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants; and oversees training and provides professional guidance and support to the Collaborative Teaching Dental Program.   


  • Graduation from an approved school of dentistry   

  • Valid/current license to practice dentistry in the State of Tennessee   

  • 5 years of clinical experience in dentistry 

  • Supervisory or management experience 

  • Excellent communication skills   


  • Experience in quality improvement and team-based collaborative improvements 

  • Experience in managing projects in a health-related field 

  • Hold a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration or Management, or in Public Health 

Salary is based on education and experience.  The State of Tennessee offers employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc.  For more information on this package, visit http://www.tn.gov/hr/topic/benefits.    

The State of Tennessee is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.  

This is an executive service position and will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Tim Jones, Chief Medical Officer in care of: [email protected]  


Clinical Assistant Professor / Clinical Associate Professor (#38824)

The University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a 12-month full-time faculty member in the Department of Dental Public Health & Behavioral Sciences to begin October 2021. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, ranked, non-tenure track position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor.

Qualified candidates must be a dentist or dental hygienist, licensed or qualified to be licensed in Missouri, with training and/or experience in dental public health.   A Master of Science in Dental Public Health or Certificate in Dental Public Health is preferred.  

Specific responsibilities include coordinating externships for dental students in MO and KS Community Health Centers (CHC’s), attending state and regional meetings where the CHC Dental Directors gather, calibrating courtesy faculty who supervise dental students at CHCs, soliciting student performance evaluations from externship sites, sharing student performance evaluations with students and appropriate School of Dentistry clinical faculty, preparing students for externships, conducting post externship de-brief sessions, maintaining records of student externship activities, grading post externship student written reflections, drafting year-end reports summarizing student feedback and treatment rendered, and sharing year-end reports with the School of Dentistry Administration, faculty and the CHCs.

Ideal candidates will be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at the same time, resilient and able to respond to unforeseen changes in scheduling, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and maintain rapport with the CHCs.  

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