Associate Dental Director - MarillacHealth

St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO

  • Specialty: Dentistry
  • Posted: 7/31/2020
  • Shift: Day Shift
  • Job Number: 20004847
  • Location: Grand Junction, CO



You bring your mind, body, heart, and spirit to your work as an Associate Dental Director.


You put your patients first, and are generous with your thoughts and voice because you know your opinion matters.


You love what you do, and value having the support, resources, and advanced technology to practice at the top of your game.


You are energized by the feeling that you belong to something bigger, the people around you aren't just colleagues, they feel like an extended family.


You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




What began as a small organization for the uninsured has grown into MarillacHealth, a well-known, dynamic health care organization that provides primary medical care, behavioral health care, a full scope of dental care, optical services and discounted eyeglasses. One of 1,400 Community Health Centers nationwide, annually MarillacHealth serves over 10,000 patients (birth to the end of life), warmly welcoming the uninsured and under-insured, homeless persons and migrant farmworkers, persons on Medicaid, Medicare and some private insurances.


St. Mary's Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage in addition to retirement savings plans. CME benefits, malpractice insurance coverage, and license reimbursement are also included as part of your employment benefits along with paid days off.




Together, we'll improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.


We'll honor each other's dignity and surpass the standards we set. 


We'll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity. 


Your day.


As an Associate Dental Director at MarillacHealth, you'll assist the Leadership Team. Actively participate in the clinic's Strategic Planning process through observation of, and discussion with the Dental Director. You'll help implement the goals and measurable outcomes along with introducing timely corrective action. Serve on committees as agreed upon with the Dental Director and Executive Director.


  • You would practice at MarillacHealth in Grand Junction, CO
  • Your hours will be Monday - Wed, 8 am - 6pm; Thursday from 8 am - 8 pm and every other Friday 8 am -12 pm.


In this line of work every day is different, that's why you'll need to know how to:


  • Support the Dental Director by working with the Manager of Dental operations to assure efficient day-to-day operations of dental clinic (scheduling, patient complaints, etc.).
  • Work constructively with clinic staff and Dental Director to ensure smooth operation of the dental program.
  • Help oversee all Marillac Clinic dental delivery sites and help evaluate site performance: clinically, operationally and financially.
  • Provide care in the following disciplines of an advanced general dental practice: diagnosis, preventive dentistry, operative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, removable prosthodontics, endodontics, fixed prosthodontics including cad cam expertise, oral surgery, implantology, and sedation dentistry
  • Provide continuity of leadership in the absence of the Dental Director.
  • Participate in all aspects of current Dental Director duties.
  • Learn from the current Dental Director in preparation to assume all responsibilities of running the Marillac Clinic Dental Department


Your experience.


We hire people, not words on paper. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:


  • More than six years (MD, DDS, etc.) Either an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency or a General Practice Residency beyond dental school with training in implant placement and restoration, esthetic dentistry, complex full mouth rehabilitation, medically compromised patients, sedation techniques, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and cad cam operation.
  • Current Colorado Dentist License, DEA registration, BLS.
  • Ability to successfully complete MarillacHealth's credentialing process


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being an Associate Dental Director on our team we hope you'll join us.


About the area

Grand Junction is a mecca for mountain bikers, wine aficionados, country music fans and outdoor enthusiasts who live life to the fullest.

Interested in joining us?

Dulcenea Davis

I would be happy to help you with any questions you might have about this position. You can apply online below or contact me, and I will get back in touch with you shortly.

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