ASDOH - Assistant Professor of Periodontics

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Mesa, AZ
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) invites applications for Periodontics Faculty on the Mesa, Arizona campus. This position will conduct teaching, patient care, scholarly and service activities in support of the mission, goals and objectives of the School and University with primary responsibility to facilitate the students’ preclinical and clinical experience in Periodontics from foundational knowledge and clinical skills to demonstrating competency in patient-centered care that integrates biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences. 

Job Duties
  • General – conduct teaching, scholarship, service, and patient care in support of the mission and goals of ASDOH and ATSU. Promote an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, commitment to diversity and social justice, and a humanistic learning environment.
  • Teaching – preclinical and clinical supervision as a Periodontist in ASDOH clinics; effectively carry out lecture, seminar, preclinical and clinical assignments as assigned, with a focus on Periodontics, including implant surgical procedures.
  • Service – Participate in committees, faculty governance, professional societies and associations, community events, and provision of CE.
  • Patient Care and Treatment - Provide direct patient care in ASDOH Clinics that supports community service, efficient clinic operations, student/resident education, or when in the best interest of the patient.
  • Scholarship - Establish and maintain scholarly and/or research activity in the area of expertise, at a level consistent with the scheduled annual workload. 
  • Pre-Clinical and Clinical Supervision: Provide supervision of predoctoral dental students in simulation and patient care activities within the scope of general dentistry with focus periodontics; provide clinical supervision of ASDOH residents as assigned. This includes consultation, treatment planning, and direct patient care in coordination with student providers, CCU directors, and other specialty faculty as needed.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, revision, and assessment of curriculum as assigned, integrating periodontics with other predoctoral curricula, including behavioral, biomedical, and clinical sciences.
  • Documentation: Complete documentation on student performance/progress towards competency; review and approve EHR documentation in clinic and simulation lab.
  • Support Director of Periodontics to coordinate with responsible Administrators, Assistant/Associate Deans in Clinic and Pre-Clinics, and Director of Clinic Operations to establish protocols related to curriculum responsibility areas
  • Enforce clinic policy including infection control, QI, risk management, record keeping, assure safety and supervision and direction of clinic support staff.
  • Provide direct patient care in ASDOH Clinics that supports community service, efficient clinic operations, student/resident education, or when in the best interest of the patient (e.g: guiding, demonstration, and completion of periodontal procedures in support of students, residents, and faculty; periodontal surgery to provide optimal/continuation of care for ASDOH patients). This position requires the faculty member to perform the full scope of periodontal surgeries, including implant surgeries.
  • Effectively carry out lecture, seminar and clinical assignments and responsibilities as assigned, including appropriate student assessment and documentation.
  • Provide faculty development, training, and calibration related to curricular content.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Completion of an advanced education program in Periodontics from an institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
  • Board Eligible / Board Certified in Periodontics.
  • At least three years’ experience in clinical periodontal practice (time in advanced graduate training in periodontics may be included).
  • Preferred: Eligibility for dental licensure in Arizona; DDS or DMD from a CODA accredited program; experience in academics, clinical research and private clinical practice.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, crisis management and organizational skills, high emotional intelligence, tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to be self-directed and take initiative; role model life-long learning and critical thinking skills.
  • Must possess a high degree of in-depth knowledge and surgical skills in the field of Periodontics and dental implant surgery; be willing and able to act as a chairside clinical faculty instructor (e.g.; direct patient care; clinic demonstration, direct student observation of clinical activity).
  • Diplomacy and collegiality is a must. Good communication and organizational skills. Adaptable, motivated, and able to work independently. Team oriented and personable. Strong mentoring skills, demonstration of patience while teaching novice students is essential.


A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.

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