To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Pediatric Dentist, with the Pediatric Dentistry Program Director, participates in the operation of the Pediatric
Dentistry Residency Program through oversight and training of residents and in the delivery of pediatric dental
services in the out-patient clinics, hospital in-patient care, and operating room treatment; by providing direct patient
care; and by coordinating and providing lectures, seminars, and clinical demonstrations to residents.
1. Assists Program Director in successful oversight of the pediatric dental residency program
1.1Assists the program director in establishing the pediatric dental resident schedules (didactics and
lectures, clinical patient care, operating rooms, on-call and rotations) in collaboration with other
directors and other teaching programs cooperating with Y-NHH dental service
1 .2 Actively participates in bi-annual evaluations of all residents and visiting students with feedback
1.3 In coordination with the program director of pediatric dentistry, provides scientific and evidence base
didactic courses, which includes but is not limited to teaching a biomedical or clinical core course
ensuring that CODA guidlines are achieved
1 .4 Provides night and weekend coverage for patients when needed and ensures appropriate residents and
attending faculty availability. Ensures after-hours billing and documentation is accurate.
1 .5 In collaboration with the program director assists coordination of resident rotation schedule and ensures
an appropriate educational experience for assigned residents by providing oversight of patient care, and
delivery of an educational curriculum.
1 .6Provides direct resident supervision 40%-50% of scheduled hours/ week in the Pediatric Dental Center,
OR, and other satellite facilities. Covers resident supervision when attending faculty is unable to be
present in clinic in coordination with program director.
1 .7 Optional 10-20% of scheduled hours/week for administrative and scholarly activities such as grant
writing, research and publications. If not used effectively, will be directed towards patient care or
1 .8 Is actively involved in the Pediatric Dental Grand Rounds as both presenter and coordinator.
2.Participates in the operational success of the department through patient care, regulatory compliance, and
other administrative responsibilities.
2 .1 Ensures compliance with ADA, JCAHO, CMS, DPH and other external agency standards.
2 .2 Ensures the timely and accurate completion of all medical and dental records to department standard.
2 .3 Ensures proper usage and maintenance of the practice equipment by residents and staff uses.
2 .4 Participates in hospital administrative committees as requested.
3. Assists Program Director in didactic instruction, clinical instruction and potential outreach activities.
4.Actively participates in teaching dental residents to manage airways and to manage dental emergencies in
5. Should expect to work a late shift (potentially two late start day per month) 9-6 pm in covering clinic
6. Actively involved in research projects with dental residents that involve critical thinking skills and result in
D.M.D./D.D.S. or equivalent professional degree. Must have completed an accredited postdoctoral training in
Pediatric Dentistry. Certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, or Board Eligible, or educationally
qualified for certification. Must have completed an accredited Pediatric Practice Residency Program with formal
hospital training and experience equivalent to that in a Pediatric Practice Residency.
Academic and Administrative experience preferred but not required
At least 2 years of clinical experience in the practice of pediatric dentistry, which may include residency training.
Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, problem solving, and organizational skills. Team work,
flexibility, open mindedness, accountability and leadership characteristics are expected at all times.
The faculty will be initially evaluated at 6 months followed by annual evaluations. The performance will be in the areas
of clinical care, didactics and lectures, grand round presentations, compliance with hospital and organizational
protocols, compliance with CODA, research activities, publications, grant writing, awards, public speaking, budget
and revenue ,community initiatives
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right
thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences),
accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).
Must be able to work well in a team environment and manage dental emergencies. Must have experience managing
airway for pediatric patients
D.M.D./D.D.S. or equivalent professional degree. Must have completed an accredited post -doctoral training in
Pediatric Dentistry. Must have experience managing airway for pediatric patients. Ability to obtain Connecticut
State Dental License will be required. Controlled substance permit will be required. Connecticut sedation license is
optional but preferred.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMAND:
No special conditions.