Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 20,000 individuals annually, including those with special needs. Nationally and internationally, the School promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health. In the pre-doctoral clinic, comprehensive patient care is provided by student dentists under the direct supervision of dental faculty from the following departments: Comprehensive Care, Periodontology, Endodontics, Prosthodontics. The clinic is comprised of 6 group practices with each group led by 3 Practice Coordinators. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Pre-Doctoral Clinics offer comprehensive dental care, including restorations, crowns, bridges, implant restorations, dentures, limited endodontics, limited esthetic dentistry, limited periodontics, and consultations in oral pathology, orthodontics and cranio-facial pain. In the Pre-Doctoral Clinics, dental students provide services under the close supervision of experienced faculty dentists and specialists.
This position is for a full-time Assistant/Associate Faculty (depending on qualifications). The primary responsibilities will include those of an operative clinical and preclinical faculty member. Reporting to the Chair of Comprehensive Care, the Operative Faculty is responsible for managing students’ patient care based on the TUSDM Standards of Care and best practices of private general dental practice. This position may involve didactic, preclinical and clinical teaching and pursue of scholarly endeavors at both DMD and post-graduate level. In clinic, the Operative Faculty instructs, evaluates and advises students regarding comprehensive patient care and is responsible for chair-side instruction in operative dentistry. In both the clinic and the preclinic, Operative Faculty must act as a role model and mentor while teaching the skills of ethics, patient relationship management, respect, professionalism. As an informed faculty member, the Operative Faculty communicates regularly and effectively with colleagues throughout the school ensures compliance with established protocols and standards and ensures the financial integrity of the clinic. In addition, you will be expected to serve on committees and accept other assignments from time to time at the request of the Dean and/or your Department Chair.
**Candidates must meet basic requirements to be considered for this position**
- Five to ten years substantial experience in private dental practice or dental education.
- DDS/DMD. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts.
- Advanced Graduate Education in Operative Dentistry/Esthetics or equivalent
- Candidates must demonstrate a passion for dentistry and a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced, academic environment.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Collaborative and cooperative.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple demands.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Board Certified in Operative Dentistry
- Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
- Experience in an academic/teaching environment.
- Evidence of scholarly activities
- Demonstrated interest in dental education through active participation in associations and ongoing dental education.
Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of academic goals and describing their interest in and goals for the position and contact information (incl. E-mail addresses) for three references. Applications are requested to be submitted electronically: https://apply.interfolio.com/93016
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