Under administrative direction, to serve as the Department's highest level dental consultant; to give professional advice and guidance concerning scope and quality of dental benefits under the provisions of the California Medical Assistance Program; and to do other related work.
Advises the Department regarding appropriate type and content of dental services to be provided under the California Medical Assistance Program; recommends changes in scope of benefits, quality and utilization controls, and payment mechanisms for covered services; recommends new and revised rules, regulations, procedures, and standards affecting providers of dental services under the California Medical Assistance Program; recommends priorities for the provision of dental services or benefits on a statewide basis; consults with statewide professional organizations, community groups, public officials, Department staff, and others on the dental phases of the California Medical Assistance Program; establishes and maintains liaison and cooperative relationships with the dental profession and allied groups, advisory committees, and other public and private agencies engaged in health and medical services; evaluates reports from regions and districts and recommends appropriate courses of action; analyzes and prepares reports concerning proposed legislation affecting dental phases of the California Medical Assistance Program; assists in investigations of providers and recommends disciplinary action when appropriate; provides staff assistance to committees of the Health Review and Program Council and other advisory committees; supervises consultants assisting in the development of policies and standards; conducts studies; prepares reports.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of dentistry in California as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Dental Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but that Board must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and Either I In the California state service either:
1. One year of experience performing the duties of a Dental Consultant II, Department of Health Services; or
2. Three years of experience performing the duties of a Dental Consultant I, Department of Health Services. Or IIExperience: Five years of experience in the practice of dentistry, including two years of administrative, supervisory, or consultant experience in a public health or welfare agency, or in a clinic, hospital, or resident institution.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of general dentistry and dental surgery including its preventive aspects; oral hygiene in relation to physical health; interrelationships of Federal, State, and local professional and voluntary public health and welfare agencies, and of the programs and services of such agencies; principles of community organization and skill in their application.
Ability to: Direct the work of others; formulate policies, standards, rules and regulations for the dental aspects of the California Medical Assistance Program; evaluate the quality and scope of dental service provided under this Program; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; write effectively; speak effectively before professional and lay groups.
Willingness to travel.