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  • Full-time


COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $64,800 - 67,000 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Bureau of Women's and Children's Health!

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

If your area of interest and expertise is planning, implementing, administering, and providing technical assistance for major statewide programs this position on our Oral Health Team could be a great opportunity for you!

As the Dental - Public Health Program Manager we are looking for someone who is licensed to practice dental hygiene or advanced dental therapy and who also has the ability to oversee contracts, is at ease in providing technical assistance and training to contractors and administering program budgets.

Apply now and be a part of our growing team!

Job Duties:

- Providing dental care for patients in collaboration as required by oral health programming. Performing all aspects of patient care including continuous improvement of the patient’s experience and clinical outcomes. Documenting in patient records, completing oral health assessments, summaries, and other documentation as needed.
- Providing orientation, and on-the-job clinical training to contracted staff; assisting in evaluation of job performance, and acting as a resource person for program partners.
- Develops, negotiates, and administers contracts for multiple programs. Develops and updates procedural manuals, and technical assistance materials. Implements operating procedures and provides clinical training for health professionals.
- Develops strategic plans, goals, and objectives and implement oral health programs. Develops, monitors, and distributes educational materials for all oral health programs.
- Develops budgets for multiple programs, authorizes expenditures, and monitors budget. Identify and resolve critical budget issues.
- Works with communities, dental and medical professionals, and stakeholders to develop infrastructure.
- Responsible for reporting fluoride levels in community water systems in Arizona to CDC's Water Fluoridation Reporting System for the CDC website: responsible for reconciling CDC's periodic errors report ensuring Arizona information on the CDC website is accurate.
- Responding to various technical questions including concerns about the safety of fluoride in community water systems, dental regulations, dental infection control,

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Dental public health; oral health care issues in Arizona.
− Dentistry, oral health and general principles of public health prevention methods.
- Dental process in the development of patient care plans; prevention modalities, and infection control.
- Rules and regulations of health professionals, community water fluoridation.
- Populations based program planning and community development program planning and evaluation practices.
- State and federal polices impacting oral health practices.
- Cultural competency applications in health care delivery.
- Professional resources at the state, community and national level.
- State rules and regulations governing the practice of dentistry in Arizona.
- National oral health goals, objectives and performance measures.
- Evidence-based and best practices.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Oral and written communication.
− Skills and abilities in the assessment of patients' physical and oral health status; patients' needs; communicating with patients and families, dental staff, and members of the treatment team and other departments.
- Clinical supervision of professional and paraprofessional dental staff; recording of patient information regarding assessment, observation, progress notes, medications, etc.
- Providing guidance/ mentor-ship/clinical leadership for dental staff.
- Math and basic accounting.
- Writing grants and other funding documents.
- Presentation and teaching skills.
- Facilitation skills.
- Organization.
- Implementing projects critical and analytical thinking.

Ability to:
- Perform the functions of a dental hygienist or dental therapist as identified under ARS title 32-1289
- Work well with multiple diverse programs.
- Plan analyze, coordinate and organize activities for multiple programs.
- Establish priorities.
- Work well with groups and on teams.
- Present ideas accurately and effectively to various groups and individuals.
- This position requires the ability to plan, organize and administer oral health programs, evaluate performance and resolve problems.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Preferred degree in dental hygiene or advanced dental therapy and/or dental public health. Ideal candidate would be a licensed dental hygienist or advanced practice dental therapist with five years of public health experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires an individual licensed to practice dental hygiene or advanced dental therapy in the United States.

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

Total Rewards:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.