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Assistant, Associate or Professor Division of Comprehensive Care (Team Leader)

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/9/2023
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant, Associate or Professor Division of Comprehensive Care (Team Leader)

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
7A760:Division of Comprehensive Care

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

D.M.D or D.D.S. degree

Required Related Experience

A minimum of two years’ experience in the practice of general dentistry (preferably private practice)

Required License/Registration/Certification

Eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is seeking applications for a non-tenure-track position in the Division of Comprehensive Care, Department of Oral Health Practice. Exceptional benefits are provided for this position which can be reviewed at the following link: Insurance and retirement benefits | UK Human Resources ( The anticipated start date for this assignment is July 1, 2024.

The primary responsibilities will be to manage a team of students and their patients in the Student Dental Practice Clinic for the purpose of maintaining efficiency and productivity while maintaining high standards of patient care and quality education. This position requires a working relationship with clinical faculty, staff, students and patients. Scholarly activities and faculty development are also included as a faculty member’s responsibility.

1. Supervises the scheduling coordinator and approximately 40 student dentists (Team).
2. Assumes responsibility for all patients assigned to the Team.
3. Develops the management skills of students on the Team. Provides general practice role model
for the student dentist.
4. Participates in clinical case presentation seminars for the students on the Team. Ensures the
satisfaction of the patients treated by the Team.
5. Provides clinical teaching and supervises the continuity of patient care.
6. Assigns patients to students in the Team in a manner consistent with patient needs,
student ability, and sectional objectives.
7. Supervises treatment of patients with complex needs and is the final decision-maker in
complex cases after necessary consultations.
8. Serves as liaison between divisions to assure that cooperation and coordination occur.
9. Assumes responsibility for preadmission examination for adult patients for doctoral clinics.
10. Participates in scholarly activities generally associated with the clinical care rendered by the
11. Functions as a full-time member of the Department of Oral Health Practice, College of
12. Serve as a course director for one of the practice management courses.
13. Evaluaate competency assessments including the Behavioral Sciences competency, Local Anesthesia competency, Phase 1 & 2 Evaluation competency, and Restorative competencies.
14 Conduct mentoring sessions with 3rd & 4th year students.
15. Conduct Quality Assurance initiative including:
a. Chart Audits
b. missing charges
c. missing progress notes,
d. unapproved treatment,
e. unapproved chart forms,
f. treatment evaluations.


Teaching & Patient Care with the Team 87%
Service 10%
Professional Development 3%
Administration 0%

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries regarding the position may be submitted via email to Dr. Kathryn Wade, Assistant Professor, and Division Chief of Comprehensive Care Dentistry at Please note that, to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK’s online employment system. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a UK application, in addition to:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Knowledge of Dental Practice Management

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.