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Regional Dental Director

Portland, Oregon

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Brand: Advantage Dental Oral Health Center


A more effective health care system requires a revolution in oral health care and Advantage Dental’s affiliated practices are leading the way.

At Advantage Dental Oral Health Center and affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental Care) we are dedicated to making a positive impact in underserved communities throughout the United States. Our providers are committed to driving change by introducing innovative approaches to care, implementing proven best practices, and accessing research and resources that reach beyond the dental chair. This environment of learning empowers our dentist to become leaders in clinical care to produce measurable outcomes and support a more effective oral health care system. We measure our success in changed lives, quality outcomes, and meaningful patient experiences to create a business that is both sustainable and accessible for those who are most underserved.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Dentist at Advantage Dental?
Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Mission-Driven
  • Skilled Communicator
  • Compassionate
  • Adaptable
  • Positive


  • Focus on Patient Care

  • Measure Success in Smiles

  • Be Part of Something Greater

  • Become an Industry Leader

  • “There is nothing more rewarding than providing high quality dental care to a population that would normally not have access to it.”

    Cory B. White, DMD
  • “The career path that DentaQuest offers is second to none. There is an ability to advance... in different avenues and really understand the business model as well and not just the practice side of things.”

    Justin Gonzales, DMD
  • “Working in a practice where we have professionals with different educational and experience levels allows me to learn and grow as a new dentist.”

    Iwona Zajakowski, DMD
  • “There are so many out in the community that suffer from pain and poor self esteem and poor health as a result of their oral health…Since DentaQuest has focused on prevention I have seen the impact on patients.”'

    Al Watanabe, DMD


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Retirement Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Professional Liability Insurance

Responsibilities Regional Dental Director

Full-Time Regular Portland, Oregon Dec. 18, 2021 Requisition ID 2576

JOB TITLE: Regional Dental Director
FLSA: Exempt

Advantage Dental Oral Health Center and its family of affiliated practices (Sarrell Dental & Eye, Community Dental Care) are working to revolutionize oral health care for communities across the United States. To do this, we take a unique, industry-leading approach to care delivery by creating lasting healthy outcomes through positive dental experiences. We call this all-in approach Preventistry®.

Advantage Dental and affiliate practices are bound by a mission: To improve the oral health of all. Comprised of 80 practices, over 200 providers and more than 800 support employees throughout six states, our network of practices provide care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Join our team to be part of something greater, driving change that supports a more effective oral health care system. Together we are creating healthy, confident smiles across the Nation.

Regional Dental Director shall be a licensed dentist in the state where they will be the Director. The Regional Dental Director is responsible for helping to ensure all aspects of the clinical and dental services at the regional level are maintained to the established and appropriate levels. Regional Dental Director provides direct dental services to patients, as well as direction, indirect supervision, and consultation to the dental teams. Regional Dental Director shall report to the VP, Clinical Affairs. Regional Dental Director participates in the onboarding for new dental providers. They shall work closely with the Quality Assurance auditing team to develop any necessary corrective action plans as a result of the quality assurance auditing process of the dental providers in their region. Regional Dental Director shall be available in person or through direct telecommunication for consultation, assistance with dental emergencies, or patient referral from the provders within their region. This position demonstrates behaviors to drive superior levels of patient service and employee satisfaction while striving continuously to improve results. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.

Provides direct dental services to patients to the highest standard of care, under the scope of the dental license.
Work with Operations team to ensure all practices are maintained and operated in accordance to OSHA & HIPAA standards.
Fosters strong relationships with dental teams to ensure a commitment to “patient first” philosophy.
Works to develop lead dentist position in all practices.
Facilitates the leadership growth of the Lead Dentist in each practice.
Work with the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs, to develop and implement doctor mentor program.
Act as lead mentor in the region for the dental providers.
Use regulary scheduled provider meetings for all providers in the region as a means to: facilitate the dissemination and implementation of new Care Group policies and procedures; introduction to new products or formulary changes; develop strong team approach to problem solving and to bring forth any clinical concerns and suggestions for improvement.
Works with Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs, to develop and deliver first class CE courses for all providers including hygienists and assistants.
Participates in Clinical subcommittee, formulary committee associated meetings and workgroups at the direction of the Director of Clincal Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Makes referrals to specialists or other professionals as needed for patient care and makes written records of such.
Facilitates and completes referral auditing for providers in the region at the direction of the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Facilitates and completes clinical chart auditing for providers in the region at the direction of the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Identifies region specific deficiencies, formulate region specific strategic plan in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Affairs and/or VP, Clinical Affairs.
Maintains accurate and comprehensive patient records.
Assists other providers with patient care or consultation when needed.
Completes all treatment notes and charting in an accurate and timely manner.
Trains auxiliary dental personnel, including dental hygienist and/or dental assistants, as needed.
Ensures that professional standards of care as formulated by Clinical Quality Assurance Risk Management (CQARM) committee and administration are met.
Demonstrates proficiency in restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, fixed and removable prosthetics and oral surgical procedures.
Responsible for quality assurance, risk management and infection control programs and their implementation at all practices in their region.
Responds to patient concerns or complaints when present.
Prepares and submits patient disqualifications and dismissals.
Compliant with their State Dental Board and upholds standards of care consitant with all laws of their state.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and continuing education courses, reviews professional publications, establishes personal networks and/or participates in professional societies.
Supports affirmative action and promotes diversity.
Perform other duties as required.

High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of leading, directing, and supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.

DDS or DMD or equivalent.
Active, current, and in good standing with State Dental Board in the State of employment.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Adheres to company policies and procedures.
Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position.
Prior management experience preferred.
Current Basic Life Savings Certification (BLS)
U.S. Controlled Substance Reg. Certificate (DEA)
Malpractice Insurance ($1M - $3M) – Provided by DentaQuest Care Group
Basic working knowledge and/or proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to travel using personal car as required by the company.
Occasional overnight travel.

Must be able to communicate effectively.
Requires overall light physical effort (up to 25lbs.)
Manual dexterity and sitting is required in carrying out position responsibilities (i.e. use of personal computer).
Work primarily in the field visiting practice locations or in either a private or shared office environment.
May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, cold, noise, radiation, blood/body fluids, and infectious diseases.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position. ** In accordance with DentaQuest’s Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ’s Compliance Officer. ** DentaQuest’s Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue providing the safest setting, we have established several additional measures to reduce the risks posed by the virus and ensure health and safety for all.

Due to recent government mandates and the rapid spread and danger caused by the Delta variant, new company protocols and policies have been updated to reflect the heightened concern for safety. When possible, the organization has applied an approach that ensures freedom of choice.

Oregon and Washington:

All practice employees must be fully vaccinated. The only exceptions to these state mandates are for those individuals who require accommodations due to a qualifying disability or medical condition, or a sincerely-held religious belief that would prevent them from receiving a vaccine.

Alabama, Texas, Kentucky and Massachusetts:

It is required that all practice staff is either fully vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 screening testing. Employees will also have the option to apply for an exemption to have on file. While these new protocols are not a result of government mandates in these four states, we believe they are a pragmatic solution - one that still preserves choice but also represents the best way to ensure the health and safety of both our staff and the patients that we serve.

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