Job ID: 226283

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

University of Kentucky

  • Nov. 27, 2023
  • Assistant, Associate or Professor Division of Comprehensive Care (Team Leader)
  • 7A760:Division of Comprehensive Care
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Family Dentistry
    Dentistry - General
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 Team.
11. Functions as a full-time member of the Department of Oral Health Practice, College of Dentistry.
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.

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