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Dental Clinic Director, Kenai, AK

Kenaitze Indian Tribe


Kenai, AK

February 8, 2017

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Dental Clinic Director

Dept./Program: DWC Dental
Division: Health Systems
Reports To: Director of Health Systems
Supervises: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists and Dentists
Revision Date: 9/30/2016
Employment Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt Executive
Schedule: Exempt

Job Summary

The Dental Clinic Director performs restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic, interceptive orthodontic and periodontal treatment as provided in general dentistry. The Director is responsible for managing the dental staff in partnership with the Health System Administrator for dental.

Essential Functions

  • Educating patients on oral health care.
  • Examine teeth and diagnose patients' dental conditions, using X-rays.
  • Assessing treatment options and agreeing treatment plans with patients.
  • Carrying out agreed clinical treatments, such as restoring teeth affected by decay, crown and bridge work, etc.
  • Maintaining patients' dental records.
  • Develop and implement procedures in partnership with the Health System Administrator for dental clinic staff and customer flow at Dena'ina Wellness Center.
  • Understand and follow current regulations and be able to adapt to new laws in healthcare.
  • Provide quality improvement resources and work with quality system staff to support task oversight and compliance.
  • Interview, hire, provide orientations, mentor and train staff in partnership with the Health System Administrator
  • Analyze population data to identify needs. Develop services in partnership with Health System Administrator and the Director of Health Systems.
  • Keep abreast of best practices through a structured continuous professional development (CPD) program.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)
  • Walk (Move, Traverse)
  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)
  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)
  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)
  • Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

  • Wet
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Mists or gases
  • Mechanical Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Explosives Hazards
  • Burn Hazards

OSHA Categories

Category I Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

Equipment and Tools

Equipment used for job: Computer and other office equipment.

Tools: Standard dental office tools


  • Local
  • In-State

Travel will be required for training and meetings.



  • Graduate from an accredited dental school.


  • Five years of dental experience in practicing dentistry preferred.
  • Experience in supervising and managing dental staff, and managing budgets.
  • Experience working with Alaska Native or American Indian people preferred.


  • Alaska dental licensure and DEA license required.
  • Valid Alaska driver license and must remain insurable under Tribal policy

Special Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of privacy laws.

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