The Center for Oral Health (COH) is a nonprofit, California-based organization dedicated to promoting public oral health, with a focus on children and vulnerable populations. COH collaborates with national, state, and local partners to develop innovative community-based strategies for improving the oral health.

COH is an equal opportunity employer committed to staff diversity.

Current Job Openings:

Dentist – Part Time

Posted on Nov. 14, 2014

Job Title: Dentist – Part Time
Reports To: Executive Director and Operations Manager
Supervised By: Program Director, Children’s Dental Care Project
FLSA Status Exempt, Part-Time
Effective Date: November 4, 2014
Pay Range Commensurate with experience and qualifications
To Apply: Email Cover Letter and Resume to

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The program dentist is responsible for the provision of pediatric dentistry services at licensed clinics located in local schools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned. The duties listed here are typical examples of the work performed; not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that all similar positions will be assigned every duty.

Provides clinical pediatric dentistry services at licensed program clinics by examining teeth and diagnosing dental conditions using tools such as x-rays.

Assesses treatment options and make recommendations for care. Makes this assessment in collaboration with the Children’s Dental Care Project program director and other project members.

Carries out agreed upon clinical treatments such as restoring teeth affected by decay and treating gum disease.

Responsible for the oversight of dental students and/or Children’s Dental Care staff assigned to provide patient screening and oral care.

Offers education on oral healthcare.

Maintains patient dental records.

Works within program budget and maximizes program resources.

Keeps abreast of new developments through structured continuing professional development.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises dentistry students, Registered Dental Assistants, and other personnel as assigned by the Children’s Dental Care program director. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Registered Dental Hygienist Program Manager, Clinical Programs

Posted on Oct. 20, 2014

Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist Program Manager, Clinical Programs
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status Exempt
Effective Date: November 1, 2014
Pay Range Depends on experience and qualifications
To Apply: Email Cover Letter and Resume to

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The Registered Dental Hygienist (RDA) Project Manager, Clinical Programs will work closely with the Executive Director and is responsible for the coordination and operations of the day-to-day activities of oral health projects. Responsibilities include overseeing implementation of population-based oral health assessments, convening advisory group meetings, convening staff meetings and establishing schedules for education, training and the provision of clinical services in community based programs, school based programs, Head Start, WIC and Regional Center locations.

The RDH Project Manager will also work closely with COH’s partners, especially with Western University of Health Sciences and public school districts. He/she will be responsible for administering, maintaining and expanding programs of primary and preventive dental care in a think-tank and incubator of oral healthcare delivery models setting. The Project Manager will also supervise the oral health education and dental assistant staff of the center.

This position requires candidates that possess excellent interpersonal and project management skills, have a strong team-orientation, and are innovative problem solvers and a self-starter. Candidates must also possess the ability to be flexible in responding to changing priorities and schedule conflicts. In addition, candidates must have proven grant and reporting writing experience and demonstrate a passion for nonprofit/community-based work.