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University of Utah School of Dentistry


April 29, 2024


Salt Lake City

The University of Utah School of Dentistry (UUSOD) is accepting applications for a full-time periodontist/clinician scientist to join our dental school faculty. The position is available in the Tenure-line or Career-line (Clinical Track) at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor rank. Rank will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting the creation of a specialty residency program in the discipline, in addition to didactic and clinical periodontal education, mentoring students in the predoctoral program, and engaging in research. 

Initial responsibilities will include didactic and clinical periodontal education and mentoring students in the predoctoral program and engaging in research activity.  Future responsibilities will include preparing for the creation of a specialty residency program in periodontology.  

The successful applicant must have a background as a clinical scientist.  This will be especially important to the needs of the future periodontal residency.  Current timeline goals will be dependent on the Initial Accreditation Application for a Developing Advanced Dental Education Program in Periodontics.  The goal will be to offer periodontal residency training in 4-5 years.

This position will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary care of patients in the restorative, prosthodontic, endodontic, oral surgery, and oral diagnosis sections of the UUSOD. Evidence-based care is integral to all our programs.

Candidates must have the skills, capacities, and interests to educate and train an exceptionally talented group of students in a university environment. Abundant opportunities exist to develop curricula to meet the needs of today’s contemporary predoctoral and postdoctoral dental students.  The University of Utah Health thrives on innovation and is committed to leading the nation in the transformation of health care. 

Beyond our competitive salary, the University’s and School of Dentistry’s benefits program is tremendous, including: health care, prescription drug, behavioral health, dental, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement plans, supplemental retirement plans, retiree benefits, accidental death & dismemberment, disability, life insurances, long-term care, home and auto insurance, legal plans, military benefits, and large tuition benefits for you and family (see more details here:

Qualified candidates must have completed a CODA accredited specialty program in Periodontics. The successful candidate must be a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Qualified candidates should have a DDS or equivalent degree and qualify for a dental license in Utah. Requirements for a Utah dental license is found on DOPL.

Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae along with a cover letter that summarizes teaching, clinical and scholarly experiences, and three professional references. All applications must be submitted at:

Inquires may be directed to:

David Okano, DDS, MS

Section Head, Periodontics

Chair of the Periodontist Search Committee

University of Utah School of Dentistry

Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty, and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate based on sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae along with a cover letter summarizing teaching, clinical and scholarly experiences. Please also enter the names/contact information of three professional references within your application. All references must be outside of the University of Utah and/or its affiliates and actively employed.


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School of Dentistry – Periodontist

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