Operative Faculty, Department of Comprehensive Care (1.20.23)
Company: Tufts University
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Tufts University: Tufts School of Dental Medicine: Department of
Jan 20, 2023
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
- Five to ten years substantial experience in private dental
practice or dental education.
- DDS/DMD. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in
- Advanced Graduate Education in Operative Dentistry/Esthetics or
- Candidates must demonstrate a passion for dentistry and a
strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced,
- 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:
Questions regarding the search process or assistance with uploading
applications may be directed to Monika Bankowski, Sr. Faculty
Affairs Officer (email@example.com)
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates
from diverse backgrounds.
Visit our website for more information about the Tufts University
School of Dental Medicine
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