Chief Dental Officer

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Chief Dental Officer

Job Type





E22 (191994.66 - 319991.1)


Clinic Dental


Position Summary

Under direct supervision, the Chief Dental Officer is responsible for serving as Dentist to the Washoe Tribal Health Center in its efforts to provide dental care to all patients and to provide comprehensive oral health services at the Washoe Tribal Health Center. Provides guidance and participates in continuous quality improvement. Participates in efforts to maintain accreditation. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an ADA accredited U.S. dental school and unencumbered active licensure in any state of the United States, as determined by verification and credentialing.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment

  • Preference Given to Qualified Native Americans

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides dental services consistent with education and training within the scope of work and ability of our staff and facility.

  • Complies with applicable Federal, State and Tribal laws, codes and regulations

  • Works with all dental staff and provides supervision to the dental staff, as related to the day-to-day activities of the Dental Department and in the provision of quality dental care to our patients.

  • Participates in all aspects of the Quality Improvement program including; patient(s), visitor(s), and employee(s) environmental health and safety, infection control, security, disaster readiness programs, employee health and any other programs which reflects on the quality of care delivered by WTHC.

  • Assists in all related areas to secure and maintain AAAHC accreditation.

  • Assists to secure related licensing, and credentialing and privileging as needed.

  • Contributes to the team effort by participating in the WTHC facility and community wide program improvements, goals and standards.

  • Maintains any required continuing medical education requirements.

  • Serves on various committees, such as Medical Staff, Pharmacy and Therapeutics and others.

  • Performs other duties as required

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Knowledge of records management procedures and electronic health records

  • Knowledge of a Tribal community clinical setting or demonstrates the ability to be sensitive to and work with Native Americans

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern dentistry and oral surgery.

  • Knowledge of clinic dental programs.

  • Knowledge of current management principles and practices including supervision and personnel management

  • Knowledge of financial management.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and regulations including established professional standards.

  • Ability to plan and conduct a dental service and health program for clinic patients.

  • Ability to instruct patients and members of staff in oral hygiene and dental care

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a MS365 environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to operate a motor vehicle, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.

  • The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California requires a background check of each new hire for employment purposes. Therefore, all conditionally offered positions will be subject to the following: · Negative alcohol and drug screen · Meet requirements of Public Law 101-630 · Obtain or possess a valid driver’s license for either the state of Nevada or California within 30 days · Must be insurable under the Washoe Tribe’s driving policy