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Community Health Partners


March 6, 2023


Bozeman & Livingston

We’re seeking a full-time (.75-1.0 FTE) Dental Director.

We are a FQHC providing primary care to approximately 10,500 patients annually across two counties.  We serve our community members by providing patient centered care with compassion and without judgment. We believe that all people deserve access to excellent dental care regardless of their ability to pay for it.  We are seeking a Dental Director to help us serve this vision.  We are looking for an experienced clinician-leader who brings a collaborative leadership style and a focus on system development and quality driven dental care. 

What you will get from us:

· We offer health insurance through BlueCrossBlueShield of Montana. Employees have a choice between a High Deductible Plan ($5,000 deductible) covered in full or a lower deductible with premium cost sharing.

· Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account with employer contributions, if applicable

 · We offer $3,500.00 and 5 paid shifts annually for CE.

·Providers have 4 weeks of paid vacation as a starting benefit. After 4 years, providers are eligible for 5 weeks of paid vacation time. We observe 8 paid holidays. Providers also have approximately 10 days of sick time per year.

· 403B retirement account in which CHP matches 4% of what you put in monthly

· Life insurance- 50K employer sponsored life and AD&D policy

·As a FQHC, CHP providers are covered under the Federal Tort Claims Act for malpractice.

JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with the policies established by Community Health Partners, Inc. Governing Board, and under the direction of the CEO, the Dental Director works as a member of the management and planning team.  The Dental Director provides oversight of oral health care delivery, assuring quality oral health care services and adequate staff development.  Provides dental care in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and consistent with the scope of the practice of the health center.  


Executive Duties: 

1.  Provide professional supervision of Dentists and Dental Hygienists and clinical support staff as required by statute and CHP policy.

2.  Develop Dental Department protocols to ensure compliance with current evidence-based and standards of practice.

3.  Oversee Dental Department budgets for both clinic sites.

4.  Work to improve scheduling to achieve budgetary goals and improve patient access.

5.  Plan and implement monthly staff meetings and biannual all dental staff meetings for team development, communication of dental clinic protocols, participation in collaborative problem solving and provision of in-service training.

6.  Oversee monthly Clinic Hours of Operation Calendars for all dental sites, sending the monthly calendars to CHP Departments.  

7.  Responsible for credit card reconciliation and submittal for payment.

8.  Work with IT Director to maintain Electronic Dental Record (EDR), including updating and maintaining dental staff users.

9.  Maintain fill-in and volunteer program involving area dentists, hygienists, and support staff as needed.

10.  Oversee IM Rocephin patient follow-up.

11.  Update dental coding, fee schedules and EDR encoded notes annually.

12.  Oversee Building Maintenance Log for all dental clinics.

13.  Oversee usage of dental staff CE funds

14.  Participate in Organizational, Provider, Supervisor, and Board meetings when appropriate.

15.  Facilitate communication with local dental community and state CHC community.

16.  Work with CHP administrative team to achieve CHP goals and expansion projects.

17.  Participate in formal quality assurance/review program with management team.

18.  Further the mission of CHP through active support of the strategic goals

19.  Participates in problem solving and Continuous Quality Improvement (E2) and risk management activities by applying LEAN principles, engaging in Patient Centered Medical Homes and Meaningful Use recognition programs and working to implement patient centered communication skills.

20.  Ability to report to work as scheduled and work a flexible schedule when needed which may include travel to other sites. 

Clinic Duties:

1.  Interpret radiographs, diagnose dental disease, evaluate oral health, and collaboratively plan treatment with patients. 

2.  Perform dental services including oral examinations, fillings, extractions, crowns, pediatric space maintenance and primary root canals following CHP’s policies and procedures regarding scope of care, patient scheduling, treatment sequencing, and restorative material options.

3.  Advise patients how to care for their teeth and mouths to maintain oral health.

4.  Prescribe medication and/or determine appropriate dosages for medication. 

5.  Maintain and update patient charts, records, and information in a timely manner.

6.  Achieve organizational expectations for quality of dental care provided and efficiency in the delivery of that care.  

7.  Maintain knowledge of dentist best practices and standard of care.  Fulfill annual state requirement for continuing education

8.  Maintain appropriate clinical measures while caring for panel with an average of 16 visits per shift using a patient-centered, collaborative approach.

9.  Responsible for ensuring that clinic sees as many patients in need as possible.  Oversee that patients are scheduled following dental clinic scheduling protocols. 

10.  Responsible for team staffing schedule to provide best patient service possible while within the parameters of the labor budget.

11.  Oversee the preventive maintenance and repair of Clinic equipment and instruments.

12.  Travel to other Dental Clinic to fill-in for Dentist absences or meetings as needed.

13.  Understand and adhere to HIPAA regulations maintaining confidentiality of patient information.  

14.  Participate in problem solving, disease collaborative efforts, and quality improvement efforts throughout the clinic.

15.  Forge strong community partnerships through involvement in local and regional meetings.

16.  Further the mission of CHP through active support of the strategic goals.

Supervisor Duties:

1.  Follow CHP policies and procedures and ensure employee compliance.

2.  Co-supervise Administrative Generalists and Dental Assistants with Dental Coordinator.  Collaborate with Dental Coordinator during hiring, training, evaluations, and coaching discussions.

3.  Understand and accurately communicate staff job expectations in a specific, measurable way.

4.  Responsible for hiring and training of support staff for own provider team. 

5.  Ensure appropriate staff training occurs, including but not limited to specific job training, safety training, New Employee Orientation (NEO) attendance, and any supplemental and/or remedial training.

6.  Ensure radiology compliance with state laws for Dental Assistants on own provider team.

7.  Responsible for ensuring consistent knowledge base, workflows, and teamwork among Administrative Generalists and Dental Assistants team members.

8.  Foster open communication by ensuring that employees have pertinent information, solicit employee input and foster collaboration in problem-solving.

9.  Communicate appreciation for positive team member behavior.

10.  Address nonperformance in a timely, effective manner by utilizing coaching steps to engage employee in their own performance improvement.  Document coaching sessions as appropriate.  

11.  Utilize progressive disciplinary measures when appropriate with support from the Dental Director, HR Manager and/or CEO.

12.  Complete employee evaluation sessions in an effective, timely manner.  Goals for the evaluations include discussing employee strengths and areas for improvement, as well as supporting employee in pursuit of future goals.

13.  Review, correct, and verify payroll.

14.  Keep supply costs at or below budgeted amount and prevent unnecessary loss of supplies/equipment through appropriate inventory and maintenance.

15.  Actively work to ensure the workplace is safe, assessing safety concerns daily and making changes as needed.  

16.  Investigate all accidents and injuries properly, following all required procedures and documenting as appropriate.

17.  Inform HR Manager immediately of any harassment, discrimination, work comp or disability issues.


Graduate of an accredited dental school

Experience highly desirable

Licensed as a dentist in the state of Montana

Active DEA license

Current CPR certification

If you are interested in joining our great community, you will find CHP a meaningful and rewarding place to work.  To apply, please send resume, references and letter of interest to Lander Cooney or 112 W Lewis Street Livingston, MT 59047. CHP is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer. Background screen required upon offer. Check out our web site at


Desired Start Date

Dental Director/Dentist

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