Director of Dental Innovation

Coralville, IA
Full Time
Content Development
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Director of Dental Innovation


Imagine a digital experience that transforms the way dentists think about lifelong learning. Picture a supportive, captivating service all dentists, throughout their educational journey, use to strengthen their quality of performance — from instant answers about common issues and diseases to captivating exercises that offer an innovative way to learn new care methods. We believe this experience will help dentists adopt a lifestyle of learning — a way of practice that leads to improved patient outcomes.


Our digital learning experience demands the highest caliber of educational content, reliable reference materials, and the support of dental associations, schools, dental service organizations, private practitioners, publishers, and other institutions.


So how do you fit in?


The Role of Director of Dental Innovation

The Director of Dental Innovation will help develop HLT’s dental education strategy for content creation, acquisition, and positioning. With a deep knowledge of the profession and an ability to share enthusiasm for the mission, the Director of Dental Innovation will engage with the worldwide dental community to foster necessary relationships with dental associations, schools, hospitals, publishers, and other dental institutions with the aim of creating business partnerships and brand awareness. This role will require frequent travel to dental conferences, conventions, and meetings with our dental partners.


The Responsibilities of Director of Dental Innovation 

  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand, shape, and execute our content strategy, identifying problems within a dentist’s lifelong learning and recommending solutions.
  • Identify, prioritize, and connect with external partners to acquire high-quality educational content, in a mix of video, audio, interactive exercises and text, for the pre- and  post-licensure dental education market.
  • Project HLT’s vision by speaking at events, writing for journals, and engaging audiences through audiovisual presentations.
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and internal stakeholders to target the top-priority content areas and highest-potential leads.
  • Lead initial conversations with partners to understand their needs and connect their vision with our mission to improve outcomes through lifelong learning.
  • Collaborate with HLT colleagues to structure and close deals with high-priority partners.
  • Support and resolve escalated partnership issues and maintain relationships with important partners in the dental field.
  • Integrate across many departments to champion the dental perspective and connect the team to it in a positive, collaborative manner.
  • Explore the fields of dental and digital health science education generally to connect with vital thinkers and innovators to ensure HLT remains at the vanguard.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing leadership on strategic initiatives, which align with our overall business objectives.
  • Develop deep professional/industry knowledge of dental practice and trends.


About You

You are an engaging team player with exceptional communication skills and a passion for improving the dentist’s learning experience. You have an innate ability to easily engage and influence others while being strategic, resourceful, and innovative in your thinking.


  • Professional Dental degree preferred. Bonus: MBA or advanced dental certification
  • Experience and relationships in dental practice management, dental education, or clinical dental leadership
  • Extensive knowledge of post-licensure dental education needs, including CE, competencies, compliance, etc.
  • Knowledge of dental service organizations and/or private practice management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Frequent flyer! You welcome the chance to build relationships at dental conferences, conventions, and meetings with our dental partners.
  • Passionate about learning
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