Maxillofacial Prosthodontist - Craniofacial Center (Chicago, IL)
The Maxillofacial Prosthodontist will provide prosthetic rehabilitation (oral, facial, somato) for pediatric and adult patients with congenital or acquired deformities of the oral cavity, head and neck or limbs. The candidate will also provide dental evaluation and treatment for patients receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy. In addition to providing treatment for patients requiring dental or craniofacial implants or other complex prosthodontic care and conducting educational programs and research relative to Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide prosthetic rehabilitation for patients with deformities of the oral cavity, head and neck, limbs. Dental evaluation and treatment for patients with complex prosthodontic problems.
- Fit prostheses to patients, making any necessary adjustments and modifications.
- Design and fabricate dental or facial prostheses or supervise dental technologists and laboratory bench workers who construct the devices.
- Restore function and aesthetics to traumatic injury victims, or to individuals with diseases or birth defects.
- Oversee all financial operations of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic. Supervise all clinical staff.
- Conduct scientific research on materials and treatment techniques. Prepare research grant proposals.
- Prepare and conduct presentation to professional and lay organizations. Supervise activities of students, residents, fellows in the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic.
- As an integral member of The Craniofacial Center team, works in close cooperation with medical and dental specialists and allied health professionals at The Center to achieve functional, cosmetic, and psychosocial normalcy for each patient.
- Must have completed a residency in postgraduate prosthodontics and a fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics in programs recognized by the American Dental Association.
- Must be board certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics or have completed at least two of three phases of board requirements for certification and must be able to complete certification within the first year of employment.
- Current and valid license to practice dentistry in the State of Illinois is required.
Posting Close Date: May 8, 2023
University of Illinois Chicago
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UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
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The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) provides comprehensive care, education, and research to the people of Illinois and beyond. A part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 495-bed tertiary care hospital, 22 outpatient clinics, and 13 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers. It also includes the seven UIC health science colleges: the College of Applied Health Sciences; the College of Dentistry; the School of Public Health; the Jane Addams College of Social Work; and the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing, including regional campuses in Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana. UI Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health equity.