Leadership Development: A Critical Need in the Dental Safety Net


Angela Marks, Elizabeth Mertz

December 17, 2012

This research brief presents a qualitative assessment of the leadership training needs of dental directors from community health centers in California. This brief explores dental directors’ roles and responsibilities, their primary challenges as dental directors, and their perceptions of their own individual leadership training needs as well as those of the broader dental director field. Implications of providing leadership training are discussed.