Leadership Positions

PDA offers many opportunities to be a leader in our group.  See below to learn more about specific roles and responsibilities.

 


Dental Director, Evidence Based Care & Oral Health Research

As part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) Leadership Team (LT), functions as the lead for oral health research and promotion of evidence based care.  Active and thorough research supports Medical and Dental integration, evidence based care, continuing education for PDA’s dentists and PDA’s overall strategic goals and vision.

 

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Dental Director, Informatics and Technology

As part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) Leadership Team (LT) , ensures an information technology system exists to support PDA’s education, research, patient care and service mission; including by not limited: hardware, software and personware. Co-leads the planning, development and implementation of technology projects and performs analysis regarding potential operational and financial implications. Functions as a bridge between strategic partners and technical aspects of informatics related projects in support of PDA’s overall strategic goals and vision.

 

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Dental Director, Care Delivery

As part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) Leadership Team (LT) , functions as the lead for how care is delivered (operations). This role oversees all activities related to the optimal performance of the dental offices from an operational perspective in collaboration with Dental, Leadership Team members and all Professional Directors in support of PDA’s overall strategic goals and vision.

 

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Dental Director, Quality of Care

As part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) Leadership Team (LT) functions as the lead for all aspects of care delivered by PDA dentists. This role oversees all activities related to the quality of care delivery in collaboration with Dental, Leadership Team members and all Professional Directors in support of PDA’s overall strategic goals and vision.

 

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Dental Director, Dentist Recruitment

As part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) Leadership Team (LT), functions as the lead for dentist recruitment. This role oversees all activities related to the effective recruitment of qualified and outstanding dentists in collaboration with HR, Leadership Team members and all Professional Directors in support of PDA’s overall strategic goals and vision.

 

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Dental Director, Service Excellence

As part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) Leadership Team (LT), functions as the champion for Service Excellence by promoting patient-centric care as a core strategic priority throughout the organization and creating a culture committed to outstanding member experience. This role oversees all activities related to Service Excellence in collaboration with PDA Leadership Team (PDA LT) members, Dental Program Leadership Team (DPLT), and all Professional Directors in support of PDA’s overall strategic goals and vision.

 

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Dental Director, Strategy and Business Development

As part of the Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) Leadership Team (LT), this role is responsible for contributing to the achievement of the organization’s mission and vision by:

  • Working with other members of the LT to ensure that the organization is an industry leader in executing care delivery innovations in the group practice model.
  • Collaborating with Care Delivery and Finance departments to engage Health Plan (HP) and Labor in achieving strategic goals and vision.
  • Working with members of the LT to identify and participate in targeted KP activities with local and national senior leaders to foster care systems integration and maintain PDA’s relevance as a bold, visionary, and competent voice in the organization.
  • Developing of formal frameworks for identification and engagement of regional and national partners to establish PDA as a leader in the national/international dialogue around model of practice, evidence based care, clinical and health policy research, medical dental integration, and service to community.
  • Serving as the lead on issues related to facilities development for the purpose of developing and maintaining adequate operatory capacity to deliver quality care and to ensure market competitive pricing and service standards.

 

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Professional Director / Area PD

Each dental office has a Professional Director (PD) which serves in a supervisory capacity as the lead dentist for Permanente Dental Associates (PDA). This clinical leader collaborates with Health Plan (HP) dental office leaders to manage key elements of operations including the attainment of quality, service and other program goals in support of PDA’s vision. Each PD reports into an Area PD that ensure goals are met on a regional/geographical level.  Area PD’s report to PDA’s Dental Director, Care Delivery.

 

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