Chief Dental Officer- Expert

Harrisburg, PA

Posted: 10/27/2022 Job Number: 22207426 Pay Rate ($): 146.0

Job Description

Chief Dental Officer- Expert

Minimum Qualifications
Must be a graduate from an ADA accredited dental school with a DDS or DMD degree and hold a current or renewable PA dental license. Must have at least 10 years' experience working as a practicing dentist.
Master' s degree in Public Health or a Public Health certification is highly preferred.
Experience working with managed care organizations is preferred.
Basic computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office products.

Role Description:
This is a joint position in the Client and the Department of Health.
This joint position serves as the ' State Dental Director' for the Department of Health, the Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction and supports the Bureau' s role as the Department of Health' s focal point for the implementation of interventions which address chronic diseases, injury prevention and their associated risk factors and behaviors, specifically through the planning and administration of a state-wide, evidence-based, public health dental program for improving the oral health of Pennsylvanians.
This joint position also serves as the ' Chief Dental Officer' for the Department of Public Human Services. This position involves highly professional work as a dental executive in senior management. This position reports directly to the Director of the Bureau of Managed Care Operations. This position involves professional work overseeing the dental care and treatment of Medical Assistance recipients enrolled in the Department' s Fee for Service Program as well as the Department' s Managed Care Programs. This includes HealthChoices, Community HealthChoices and the Children' s Health Insurance Program. In addition, this position involves consultative professional work on an ' as needed' basis provided to individuals receiving services into programs operated or funded by Office of Children Youth and Families (OCYF), Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Office of Income Maintenance (OIM), as well as a technical need for the office of Administration (OA).
This position would oversee Department of Health' s oral health initiatives as well as activities associated with the Client' dental programs, providing leadership for both and technical support to other Departments and other Office' s staff in the development and implementation of dental policy for Pennsylvania.
For the Client, this includes review of dental quality management policies and procedures including clinical guidelines, issues of medical necessity and the evaluation of prior authorization criteria in the Managed Care Organizations' dental policies and procedures and programs, in collaboration with Dental Directors for each Managed Care Organization. For the Department of Health this would include leadership of the Oral Health Stakeholder Group, analysis of policy issues, attendance at State Dental Board Meetings, and general oversight of the state oral health plan and initiatives.
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