Director, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics/General Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU - Richmond, VA

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Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & General Dentistry
Position F30970

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry is strategically establishing unique clinical care, research, and educational programs in collaboration with the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Massey Cancer Center. A goal is to serve as the primary oral health care provider and educational center for patients with oral & pharyngeal cancer, major defects of the oral cavity, and dental care for medically compromised patients.

The Director will collaborate with the MCV Hospitals and Clinics, the Departments of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery in the School of Medicine, to plan and implement clinical care and education programs to include health sciences students, and medical and dental residents. The Director is expected to manage the financial aspects of the clinical care program to ensure accountability and cost effectiveness. Position reports to the Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry who is also Chair, Department of Dentistry, VCU Health System.

Director responsibilities include: administration and planning; supervision of the hospital general dentistry service; participation in research, publishing and scholarly activities in the areas of oral cancer and maxillofacial prosthetics; providing direct care for patients with congenital and acquired defects of the oral cavity, face, head and neck; developing community based programs for patient education in the prevention and detection of oral cancer; supervision of students, residents and fellows in the delivery of patient care; furnishing clinical and didactic support for departments within the VCU Medical Center including tumor boards; planning and implementing continuing education courses for physicians, dentists and allied health practitioners; forming working partnerships with the Massey Cancer Center; the Philips Institute for Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, and other university and health system centers and institutes engaged in cancer research and education.

Applicants must have a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree, a certificate or advanced degree from an ADA accredited Prosthodontic Program, completed a fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, be eligible for licensure in the state of Virginia, and be eligible for hospital privileges in the VCU Health System. Applicant must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in dental student and resident education, course directorship; demonstrated leadership abilities in administrative roles; a minimum of five years of employment in a hospital environment, and a history of working closely with health care providers from other dental and medical specialties; knowledge of electronic records, medical billing and coding; strong written and oral communication skills; published in reputable professional journals; lectured on the local, national and international levels; experience the prosthetic management of patients with head & neck cancer and other orofacial anomalies and defect.

Interested applicants should submit CV and letters of reference to the Search Committee Chair, A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, VCU School of Dentistry, PO Box 980566, Richmond, VA 23298-0056 , or email .
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.