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HealthLinc Community Health Center
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States (hybrid)
19 days ago
HealthLinc Community Health Center
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States (hybrid)
19 days ago


The Residency Director is responsible for the administration of the dental residency program, maintaining and advancing its educational quality, ensuring the quality of patient care and program accreditation.  As the residency director, you will provide comprehensive and appropriate dental care and treatment to patients for forty percent of your time, while maintaining the dental residency sixty percent of your time which will include clinical supervision of the residents.  This position will also collaborate with other providers along with the Chief Dental Officer as needed. This position will report to the Chief Dental Officer.


  • Responsible for prudent administration of the Residency budget
  • Oversees and maintains the quality of the didactic and clinical education program in all residency sites.
  • Approves all Faculty including the lead Faculty at each site
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Faculty at each site
  • Maintains a Network of outside organizations that aid in the quality and growth of the Residency
  • Monitors Resident clinical and academic progress at each site and ensures each resident’s environment is one conducive to a quality educational experience
  • Ensures each resident receives a competency evaluation at least three times a year
  • Provides verification of the residency education for all residents including requests involving former residents
  • Responsible to design an ongoing Faculty calibration and development program
  • Oversees the annual evaluation of the program and makes recommendations to the Chief Dental Officer for Quality Improvement to ensure continual improvement of the Residency program
  • Works with clinic Leadership to ensure appropriate governance of Residency program that ensures the educational quality of the program.
  • Complies with HealthLinc policies and procedures for the selection, evaluation, disciplinary actions and supervision of residents
  • Responsible for CODA accreditation:
    1. Maintains familiarity with all current CODA requirements and Standards
    2. Ensures CODA Standards are continually reviewed and maintained
    3. Responsible for the timely, accurate submission of all required CODA reports
    4. Responds to all accreditation adverse action
    5. Obtains CEO’s signature on all official CODA documents and ensures the appropriate distribution of CODA information within the health center
  • Ensures compliance with resident grievance and due process policies


  • Provides routine and emergency dental services, including diagnosis and treatment plans, general restorative procedures, crown and bridge construction, removable prosthetics, uncomplicated endodontics and minor oral surgery.
  • Initiates and interprets x-ray and lab studies.
  • Administers and prescribes anesthetics and medications.
  • Refers patients for specialty care to other clinic programs or outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Supervises Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist.
  • Conducts follow-up patient care.
  • Provides dental and oral health education to patients and families.
  • Assists in reviewing clinic productivity, scheduling procedures, and establishing guidelines for care and treatment.
  • Teaches and trains patients and staff on illness prevention.
  • Assists with in-service and on-going training of clinic staff.
  • Builds relationships and fosters a high level of customer service.
  • Manages difficult clients and patients, demonstrating interpersonal savvy and influence skills.
  • Exercises professional judgment in the performance of services provided consistent with the organization’s policies and the standards of the dental profession.
  • Demonstrates high degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of dentistry and associated charting requirements.
  • Performs assigned dental tasks using high level of skills and ability.
  • Utilizes computers for data entry and information retrieval with proficiency.
  • Utilizes and monitors effectiveness and efficiency of all equipment and supplies used in the delivery of services.
  • Communicates frequently with others in verbal and written communication format.
  • Implements and evaluates operational and administrative processes.
  • All HealthLinc staff is committed to engage in quality improvement initiatives that align with and support Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Dental Degree with appropriate licensure to practice in Indiana
  • Board certification in a primary care field
  • Must have completed an accredited Advanced Education in General Dentistry or General Practice Residency program
  • BLS Certification
  • DEA Licensure


  • At least 1 year of experience in not-for profit environment (not required but highly preferred)

Skills/Job Requirement

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to remain flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled in interpreting and applying appropriate Dental laws and regulations
  • Ability to follow HealthLinc policies and procedures

Direct Supervision:

  • Dental Residency Coordinator

Technology Skills

  • Operate a multi-line phone system and other office equipment including printers, fax machines, etc.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Dentrix or other dental software, online sources, etc.)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69222682
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
  • Company Name For Job: HealthLinc Community Health Center
  • Position Title: Dental Residency Director
  • Org Type: General Practice Residency
  • Job Function: Residency Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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