Pediatric Dentist

New Haven, CT
May 10, 2019


Job Description

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
  • 1.1. Assists 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.
  • 1.6. Provides 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 resident supervision.
  • 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. Personally sees patients up to 40% of scheduled hours/week in the Pediatric Dental Center, OR, and other satellite facilities, in coordination with program director.
  • 2.2. Ensures compliance with ADA, JCAHO, CMS, DPH and other external agency standards.
  • 2.3. Ensures the timely and accurate completion of all medical and dental records to department standard.
  • 2.4. Ensures proper usage and maintenance of the practice equipment by residents and staff uses.
  • 2.5. Participates in hospital administrative committees as requested.
  • 3. Assists Program Director in establishing a comprehensive pediatric and adult special needs dental sedation program. This program will include oral and IV sedations of patients that are undergoing dental care with residents. Provider will be responsible for providing oral and/or intravenous sedation for pediatric and adult dental patients.
  • 4. Coordinate a comprehensive sedation course for residents including conscious sedation, emergency management and pharmacology.
  • 5. Actively participates in teaching dental residents to manage airways and to manage dental emergencies in the office.
  • 6. Actively involved in research projects with dental residents that involve critical thinking skills and result in publications.
  • 7. Actively involved in Dental Grand Rounds as both a presenter and coordinator.
  • 8. Provides training of dental staff in emergency preparedness and emergency management.
  • 9. Involved in complex decision making regarding the case selection for the sedation program.
  • 10. Organizes and coordinates the sedation simulation laboratory course for dental residents

    Other information:


    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.


    Two years of continuous clinical Pediatric Dentistry practice inclusive of hospital based Pediatric Dentistry on at least a half time basis or two years of pediatriac dental experience as part of a hospital medical staff; at least two years of academic and administrative experience teaching in a Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program preferred; at least 2 years of pediatric operating room and behavioral management training and experience preferred; at least one year of basic science and/or clinical research experience preferred.At least two years of clinical Dental Anesthesia practice including intravenous and general anesthesia performed in pediatric patients as staff in a hospital or dental school program.


    D.M.D./D.D.S. or equivalent professional degree.DMD/DDS or equivalent degree. Must have completed an accredited post-doctoral training in Dental Anesthesia. Must have one or both Dental Anesthesia Board certifications: National Board of Dental Anesthesia or American Board of Dental Anesthesia or be able to complete within one year of hire. Must have experience managing airway for pediatric patients


    Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, problem solving, and organizational skills. Team work, open mindeness, accountability and leadership characteristics are expected at all times.
    CT General Anesthesia Permit


    The faculty will be initailly evaluated at 6 months follwed by annual evaluations. The performance will be in the areas of clinical care, didactics and lectures, grand round presentations, compliance with hospital and organiztional protocols, compliance with CODA, research activities, publications, grant writing, awards, public speaking, budget and revenue ,community initiatives


    Must be able to work well in a team environment and manage dental emergencies. Must have experience managing airway for pediatric patients


    No special conditions.

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    Job Info

    Job: 8050

    Department: Pediatric Dental Long Wharf
    Category: Dental
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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