Adjunct - Dental Hygiene (Dentist DDS)

Adjunct - Dental Hygiene (Dentist DDS)

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 3/24/2024
Full Time

Position Title: Adjunct – Dental Hygiene (Dentist DDS)
Division: Health Sciences (HLT)
Department: Dental Hygiene (DNT)
Employee Status: Adjunct (Fall, Spring, and or Summer Semesters)
Group: NA
Grade: Adjunct
FLSA: Non-Exempt
ICCB Classification: Teaching Faculty


Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences
Supervision Exercised: None


Job Summary
Teach assigned classes, within the Dental Hygiene Program in the Dental Hygiene Clinic.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Additional related duties may be assigned.


1. Instruct students in the proper use of lab equipment where appropriate.


2. See that equipment and/or labs are properly maintained where appropriate.


3. Participate in assessment of student learning.


4. Maintain student records and evaluate student progress.


5. Attend required meetings (faculty, division, in-service training, etc.).


Doctor of Dental Surgery Essential Duties and Responsibilities


6. Review Health History with students identifying implications on dental hygiene care.


7. Perform dental exams to guide students to apply dental materials’ theory to patient care.


8. Assist with X-Rays:


    o Grade students’ techniques.


    o Support student interpretation skills to identify oral pathologies/diseases.


9. Prescribe sealants and grade students’ technique in applying sealants.


10. Local Anesthetics:


    o Administer local anesthetics to patients prior to student certification.


    o Observe and provide feedback to certified students in the administration of local anesthetics.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications


1. Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from a Commission of Dental Association (CODA) accredited Dental School


2. Current IL DDS license or IL DDS faculty license


3. Flexibility in work schedule


4. Interest in serving a diverse student population


Preferred Qualifications


1. Experience teaching in a Dental Hygiene program


2. Experience with Dentrix patient software


3. Experience with digital x-rays


Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a classroom, office, clinic, and lab setting.


Physical Demands
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodation.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear.


*Copy of DDS licensure required before accepting interview.