Group Practice Leader
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs (ADCA)/ Chair of the Department of Clinical Oral Healthcare., supports and contributes to the dental school and clinic mission statements by managing their assigned student group practice within the Clinical Practice Strand in the predoctoral Main Clinic.
1. Direct student practice processes and constituents (students, staff, faculty, patients) to support the goals of the Pacific Dental Helix Curriculum as well as the school vision, mission, and core values, and clinic policies.
2. Provide overall management of an approximately 40 person predoctoral student group practice involving primarily second and third year dental students and second year dental hygiene students; assure appropriate and safe practice operations involving student education, patient care, and practice management; maximize student clinical experiences and practice income by maximizing chair utilization, controlling overhead costs, maximizing clinic productivity, and other operations; offer mentorship or professional advice in a positive way to students who seek it; oversee clinical progress towards promotion to third year and graduation.
3. Direct the following courses: Patient Management and Productivity II and III; Clinical Management and Judgment II and III. Participate as needed in courses such as ICS I, II, and IIIand Emergency Clinic.
4. With the ADCA/Chair of the Department of Clinical Oral Healthcare., develop and utilize reports in the management of clinic operations and assessment of outcomes (e.g. student learning, patient care, clinic operations, financial outcomes); work closely with the Practice Management course director to implement concepts (e.g. profit and loss statements) into group practice operations.