The Regional Dental Director serves as the dental administrative lead for the region. This position provides oversight for the School-Based Dental Preventive Program (SBDPP), the dental clinical staff, assists with the nurse’s fluoride varnish program, and serves as the dental subject matter expert for the region. They are also responsible for the onboarding and training of new staff members, as well as monitoring existing staff members. The Regional Dental Director typically performs administrative duties 3 to 4 days per week and clinical services 1 to 2 days per week. Travel is required within the region throughout the year, with 4 to 5 state meetings per year. This is a permanent, full-time state position with the Tennessee Department of Health.
Administer and manage the Clinical Dental Program to maintain delivery of quality dental services in accordance with Tennessee Department of Health Standards of Practice and Tennessee Dental Practice Act.
Manage the School-Based Dental Prevention Program
Provide comprehensive dental services to rural and Federally Qualified Health Center populations, including children and adults.
Provide leadership and support to all dental programs, ensure compliance of standardized training, evaluate staff, and ensure productivity meets established guidelines.
Current license to practice dentistry in the State of Tennessee