Clinical Supervisor - Dental Hygiene Department - Dentist

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Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Clinical Supervisor
Salary: $556 for the day
Division: Provost
Department: Health Careers

Starting Pay Rate:  $556 for the day

Schedule Information:  7:45 am -5:45 pm, Wednesdays all day, beginning January 9, 2019 

Benefits: N/A

Job Description:  Harper College’s Dental Hygiene seeks a licensed dentist to fill a part-time clinical position on Wednesdays all day, beginning January 9, 2019. The Illinois Dental Practice Act requires that a dentist is present in the dental hygiene clinic while the students are providing dental hygiene services.

We seek clinicians who are passionate about dentistry and dental hygiene and would enthusiastically enjoy adding the rigors of teaching in the academic setting to their professional practice. Our clinical program prepares dental hygiene graduates who can provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to adult patients with periodontal disease.

The primary responsibilities include:

Assessment of patients’ ability to undergo dental hygiene treatment; we provide care to many adult patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease.

Administration, or supervision of students’ performance in the administration of local anesthesia, both field and nerve blocks: IAN, PSA, IO, MSA, ASA, GP, NP and other related anesthetic delivery methods,  such as buffering, computerized controlled delivery, etc.

Evaluation of student performance and competency related to dentition chartings, sealant applications, study models, pain management procedures, and radiographic image capture and interpretation.

Other responsibilities are detailed in the job description provided to candidates participating in an interview.

Candidates will need to be available to attend at least two annual department meetings and must be willing to actively participate in program hosted and/or other recommended professional development activities/courses to maintain compliance with the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s requirements for faculty to maintain current background in educational theory, methodologies and concepts relative to teaching assignments, (as well as required continuing education for licensure maintenance).

Candidates must meet the following minimal criteria.

Education Requirements: 

DDS degree

Current Illinois dental license

Current BLS/CPR certification 

Experience Requirements: Candidates must meet the following minimal criteria:

Experience or familiarity with electronic patient record software

Routine administration of local anesthesia (field and nerve blocks)

Proof of malpractice insurance


Experience or familiarity with Microsoft Office: Word & Excel

Experience with digital radiographic image modalities

Current private practice experience                                  

Required Documents:  ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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