Durham, North Carolina

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.


U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.


Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.


In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.


General Description of the Job Class

Independently examines, diagnoses, and treats commonly encountered dental diseases or dental health problems on the patient population of the Duke Health System.


Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Provides comprehensive dental care to medically compromised patients within the framework of the Duke Health System. Diagnoses alocclusions, and pathological or irregular conditions and ensures proper referral of patients for evaluation or specialty care.


Serve as the primary referral contact for dental consultations of the in-patient population of Duke University Hospital.

Participation on specific patient treatment evaluation boards (Head & Neck Tumor Board; Organ Transplant Board, etc.) is expected as it relates to potential dental clearance of these patients to undergo surgical therapy.


Provides oversight/supervision of dental hygienists employed by Duke Oral Health.


Communicates effectively with patients and families with multiple dental and health problems and of different ethnic/societal backgrounds.


Ensures appropriate medical records are maintained and updated in a timely manner.


Required Qualifications at this Level



Degree in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.) from a school approved by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association (ADA); or other dental school, provided the education and knowledge acquired was substantially equivalent to that of graduates from an ADA-approved school.



Two years of professional dentistry experience and/or training; and/or superior academic performance.

Experience and/or Training must be one of the following types: - Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of dentistry, with a preferred focus in the care of the medically compromised patient. - Approved internship training - Approved residency training program in Hospital Dentistry is preferred. - Graduate-level study in an accredited dental school - Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice, with a focus in Hospital Dentistry preferred - Other advanced study of training (outside a dental school or hospital) creditable towards satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.


Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in the State of North Carolina. Details regarding the requirements for licensure in North Carolina are available at: http://www.ncdentalboard.org/dental.htm


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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