Occ. Code 5354200

 

PUBLIC HEALTH DENTIST (LOCAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM), GRADE 30

5354200

REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH DENTIST, GRADE 32

5354400

DIRECTOR DENTAL HEALTH, GRADE 68

5351900

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

These positions are concerned with the administration and supervision of dental public health programs including the program of medical assistance for needy persons; the promotion of local dental health programs, the dental rehabilitation program (which includes rehabilitation of cleft palate patients and sever malocclusion for children under 21 years of age); preventive dental programs such as promotion of fluoridation and dental health education; inservice training of dental health public health personnel including a dental public health apprenticeship training program; an oral cancer teaching program; promotion of continuing education programs for all dentists with emphasis on areas of public health significance; demonstration projects on dental care for children or other special population groups, dental health education or preventive dentistry; research projects in areas of dental public health significance such as fluoridation, time-cost factors in providing dental care in fluoridated and nonfluoridated areas, topical fluoride studies, studies of effective utilization of dental auxiliaries, periodontal disease study and evaluative studies of dental programs. 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH DENTIST (LOCAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) under the general supervision of the Regional Public Health Dentist, administers and supervises the dental aspects of the medical assistance for needy persons programs in unorganized counties or counties which have not contracted with the State Health Department for administering and supervising the local medical assistance program for needy persons: supervises dental clinicians employed in dental clinic programs in local health departments under his/her jurisdiction:  approves dental services requiring written prior approval; consults with and advises local health officials and social service officials or their staffs, on all aspects of dental care under the Medical Assistance Program; reviews and determines fees for dental services not included in the fee schedule; controls quality of dental care by checking records and where necessary examining patients for whom services are requested or who have received dental care under the Medical Assistance Program; consults with local dental advisory committees regarding any aspects of the local dental program: attends conferences called by the Regional Public Health Dentist or the Director of Dental Health regarding local dental health programs. QUALIFICATIONS:  License to practice dentistry in New York State and four years of experience in the practice of dentistry.

 

REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH DENTIST under general direction from the Assistant Director of Dental Health, assists regional and local health officers in planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating local dental health programs:  serves as dental consultant to the regional health director and to local medical and dental directors of the medical assistance for needy persons programs, and assists them in the administration and supervision of the dental aspects of that program; conducts surveys of local public health districts to determine needs and resources, and assists in establishing priorities when resources are inadequate to meet needs; works with local dental societies to establish minimum professional standards for dental care; conducts periodic inspections of dental care programs to help maintain high quality care where no local dental supervision is available; assists in developing and implementing programs of dental health care eligible for Federal grant in aid assistance; cooperates with department public health education specialists to stimulate new dental health programs designed to meet various local dental health needs; arranges for the prescreening of children for eligibility for participation in State aided programs of dental rehabilitation; supervises regional orthodontic screening centers in his/her region; promotes programs of water fluoridation by providing educational assistance to local health departments and dental societies, and by serving as resource expert to local fluoridation committees.  QUALIFICATIONS:  License to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada and either one year of graduate study leading to a Master’s Degree in public health and two years of clinical or public health dental practice, or four years of full-time clinical, supervisory, administrative teaching or program consulting experience in a public health, general dental care or comparable program acceptable by any valid dental specialty board.

 

DIRECTOR DENTAL HEALTH plans, administers and supervises the State’s dental public health programs and the dental health aspects of the medical assistance for needy persons program:  promotes local dental health programs and demonstration programs; provides consultant services to the Department of Health including the various regions and districts and to local municipalities and, on request, to other agencies; plans, administers and supervises preventive dental programs and inservice dental public health training programs; promotes and participates in training and continuing education programs for dentists and dental hygienists and other dental auxiliaries; plans standards of dental care for the use of public health agencies; represents the Department at conferences and meetings of official and voluntary agencies relative to dental health.  QUALIFICATIONS:  License to practice dentistry in New York State and either possession of a valid certificate in dental public health and one year of responsible full-time supervisory, administrative, teaching or program consulting experience in a public health, general dental care or comparable program or possession of a valid certificate in any dental specialty, one year of graduate study leading to a Master’s Degree in public health and one year of responsible full-time supervisory, administrative, teaching or program consulting experience in a public health, general dental care or comparable program.

 

Reviewed:  1/03

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.