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Recruitment #18-005488-0001




MDH, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of the Office of Oral Health (OOH) is a senior level dentist who provides clinical and public health leadership in the promotion of oral health in Maryland. The Director must hold an active Maryland dental license and have training and expertise in public health dentistry. S/he is responsible for providing experienced technical leadership in directing the work of the OOH, including guiding clinical decisions, developing technical guidelines, formulating training recommendations, and providing policy consultations as need. The incumbent is responsible for strategic planning of the OOH's portfolio, as well as coordination of oral health-related activities across the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The Director ensures accountability and integrity of all fiscal matters, personnel actions, and procurement activities of the OOH, and s/he is responsible for the coordination and implementation of multiple programs and grants within the OOH. The Director interfaces on a daily basis with the CCD Bureau; and frequently with PHPA Leadership. The incumbent functions as the Principal Investigator for federal grants, and s/he seeks additional funding sources to increase oral health-related programming throughout the state.


Qualified applicants must possess a current license as a Dentist from the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners and at least three years of experience managing a public health oral health program.


The successful applicant should have demonstrated public health experience at either the federal, state or local level.  The successful application should have at least three years of management experience including responsibility for developing budgets, monitoring expenditures, and staff recruitment. A master's degree in public health or a related field is preferred.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Dentist from the State Board of Dental Examiners, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299.

2. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess or be eligible to obtain controlled substances registration certificates as issued by the Federal government and the State of Maryland in order to prescribe narcotic medication.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.