The Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC) is seeking to hire a Dentist (DMD/DDS) or RDH to join its Dental Transformation Initiative, Local Dental Pilot Project team, a collaboration with California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). The dental provider will travel to community sites in Los Angeles County, Service Planning Areas (SPAs) 3,4,6,8 and provide a dental visual exam and oral health education to children and young adults between the ages of 0-20. The dental provider will serve as the team lead and supervise all team members (field site coordinators, dental and dental hygiene students, social work interns, health educators and CSULA students from selected disciplines) in the field as the team enrolls children into the program, provides oral health needs assessments (screenings), determines the urgency of dental interventions, refers to vetted dental homes and educates families on health topics such as daily oral hygiene strategies, healthy meals and snacks, and trauma prevention during play and sports. The dental provider will assist in conducting dental provider and community education trainings at partner clinics and community outreach sites. The dental provider will ensure positive team interaction and educational outcomes for all students as part of the interdisciplinary and Whole Child model. Comprehensive treatment is not provided at community outreach sites. This 50% grant funded position requires 20 hours a week of work (or 2.5 days) on Monday, Wednesday and half day Friday alternating with weekend assignments each month. Start and end time varies each day.
Candidates should have a DMD or DDS degree and a California dental license. The ideal candidate will have experience in community dentistry and caring for children, young adults, special needs, and underserved patients.
Internal Number: REQ20082394
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