$31.79-$43.08 Hourly / $2,225.02-$3,015.83 BiWeekly /
In the Departments of Developmental Services and Public Health this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in developing oral health and dental programs.
DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Serves as a dental services resource to individuals with intellectual disabilities or other disabilities and ensures these individuals have access to quality and timely oral health services.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Serves as a dental specialist in the development, implementation and/or coordination of statewide oral health programs and initiatives.
Works under the limited supervision of a Director of Nursing 2, a Public Health Services Manager or other employee of higher grade.
Performs specialized duties in assuring access to quality oral health and dental services; develops, implements, promotes and coordinates statewide oral health programs and initiatives; communicates with existing oral health/dental providers including clinics, community based practitioners, hospital based dental departments, dental schools and families to coordinate delivery of oral health/dental care services; monitors for quality of oral health/dental services for consumers; recruits new oral health/dental providers appropriate for consumer base; assists with development of consumer dental standards of care and communicates to providers and families; develops a strategic plan to increase access and resources of oral health/dental services; develops and maintains a process for oral health/dental providers to consult with agency relative to services, standards, payment and other matters; collaborates with University of Connecticut Dental School to maximize resources for treatment of consumers; serves as liaison to other operating units, various councils, professional organizations and other external contacts related to oral health/dental care; conducts training and provides technical assistance for public and private health care providers and families relative to oral health issues and prevention; collects and evaluates data; compiles information; prepares reports; may develop grant proposals to aid in access of oral health/dental care; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of dental hygiene; considerable knowledge of delivery of oral health and dental services for individuals serviced by the agency; knowledge of principles and practices of dentistry; knowledge of dental administration; knowledge of dynamics of persons with multiple disabilities; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; ability to utilize computer software.
Three (3) years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist with some experience working with the types of patients and/or individuals serviced by the agency.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Dental Services Coordinator in Salary Group HC 23 approved effective February 7, 2014. (Revised to reflect Agency language change)