Dentistry – Program Director Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Program Director, Dentistry : Academic
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone


IHA and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) have an excellent full-time opportunity for an experienced Dentist to serve as Program Director for the General Practice Dental Residency Program located in Pontiac, Michigan.

Responsibilities for this opportunity include:

  • Organization, implementation, and supervision of the general dentist residency program in conjunction with the faculty. The program director is responsible for establishing and monitoring accomplishment of goals and objectives for the residency program.
  • Plan and administer policies and procedures of the residency program, with the support of the Medical Education Committee, and the Department of Surgery, to meet CODA requirements, the objectives of the residency program, and SJMO.
  • Prepare, execute, and properly communicate all documentation and preparation for CODA reviews and inspections; ensure compliance with current and future specialty college requirements; properly maintain documentation and communication with CODA.
  • Implement and administer an effective residency recruitment program, in conjunction with the Department of Medical Education.
  • Maintain a comprehensive written curriculum that describes objectives and expectations of each learning activity. Continuously review, revise/update and prepare faculty to teach in the dental clinic and deliver the didactic curriculum.
  • Ensure a proper balance of service obligations to allow the highest quality educational opportunity for residents.
  • Recruit, develop, motivate, and retain highly competent personnel of the residency program and designate specific area of responsibility to ensure that all goals and objectives are realized; provide annual feedback and evaluations of faculty, based on mutually determined expectations.
  • Establish and monitor committees needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the residency program; effectively plan the tasks for the program’s committees and goals for these committees and be a consensus builder for their actions.
  • Ensure high quality learning experiences for all dental students and residents participating in SJMO based rotations.
  • Administer and monitor the effectiveness of the residency program, especially regarding quality of patient care and teaching.
  • In conjunction with the faculty, provide effective mentoring and counseling for residents, especially in the areas of professional development, career choice, and managing stress and interpersonal relations.
  • Prepare, recommend, and administer and financial, personnel and facility budget to the Director of Medical Education, in accordance with short- and long-range objectives.
  • Demonstrate and actively promote an understanding and commitment to the mission of SJMO through performing behaviors consistent with Trinity Health values.
  • Perform supervision of resident clinical activities on all services for care delivery, including timely review and attestation of resident documentation for office visits, consults, operative and procedure reports.
  • Collaborate with the clinical and administrative teams for the GPR practice to ensure resident engagement and timely care delivery for patients and optimization of resources.
  • Provide direct care and other services as needed to assure seamless continuity for patients for optimization of treatment plans and patient experience of care.

Minimum requirements for this opportunity include:

  • Graduate of an accredited US Dental School (DMD or DDS)
  • Completion of postgraduate training program in General Practice Residency
  • Five or more years of experience
  • Full licensure for State of Michigan
  • BLS certified

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Dentist to join the General Practice Dental Residency Program at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.


IHA and SJMO are offering an excellent compensation and benefits package for the right candidate.


IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes more than 800 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 70 practice locations across Southeast Michigan, including 36 Specialties. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to nearly 485,000 active patients.

Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high-quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO), a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, is a 443-bed comprehensive, community teaching hospital and regional tertiary facility located in Oakland County, Michigan. SJMO is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States.

A long-time leader in Oakland County, SJMO was founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy. For more than 80 years, SJMO has been a technologically forward hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient experience. SJMO has won numerous local and national recognition for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.

With a recent $54.5 million hospital renovation and expansion, SJMO has added an additional 120,000 square feet, housing a new emergency center, private patient tower, imaging center and retail pharmacy. SJMO provides a broad range of services including cardiology, orthopedics, women & children services, cancer care, and neurosciences. SJMO’s staff and physicians are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care.

SJMO invites you to join its award-winning team, grow in a positive environment, and build a remarkable future with a leader in health care.

For more information about St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, please visit


Oakland County, Michigan - Named for its beautiful oak trees, Oakland County offers a blend of big city, suburban, and rural lifestyles. Oakland County is recognized as having Michigan’s second highest population with a residential population of more than 68,000 and has continued to grow since its inception over 175 years ago. Located north of Detroit, Oakland County is part of the nation’s seventh largest metropolitan area and is home to 39 cities and 14 townships. Today, residents have access to 30 downtown areas, nearly 90,000 acres of natural settings, several entertainment and sports venues, plus countless opportunities to achieve a high quality of life. This area is also home to several institutions of higher education, well-known private schools, and exemplary public schools.

With its proximity to Detroit, quality schools, and numerous recreational opportunities, the Oakland area is a perfect place to raise a family. Museums and golf courses are nearby, and Detroit's sporting events, concerts and more are just a half-hour away. The old, well established neighborhoods of the past are joined by gorgeous new residential development. The Oakland area is also a great locale for pet lovers.

Oakland County is the new horizon for living, working and prospering. Focused on the future, Oakland County is one of the wealthiest counties in America, and features a quality of life and commerce that few places can match. Oakland offers world-class educational opportunities for children and adults, ranging from two award-winning public school districts, Avondale Schools and Rochester Community Schools, to Oakland University, a major Division I degree-granting university. The community also is served by 10 private schools, Rochester College and Oakland Community College, the largest of Michigan's community-based publicly funded institutions.

With excellent schools, affordable housing, employment opportunities and an abundance of cultural and recreational activities, moving to Oakland County will be the best decision you can make.

About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

Facility & Address

  • IHA - St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
  • Oakland County MI 48341


Contact Information

Katrina Back, Recruitment

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