Dental Hygiene Program Clinical Coordinator

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

The Dental Hygiene Clinical Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating first and second year clinic sessions; managing and maintaining inventory of clinic supplies; managing OSHA, radiology, emergency, and HIPAA training and documentation; maintaining safety data sheets and clinic equipment; mentoring part-time clinical instructors and receptionists; and collaborating with the program chair to solicit, maintain, and evaluate learning experiences at supplemental enrichment sites.

The clinical coordinator will help to support the college's initiative by serving as a liaison between perspective students and the program. This will be done through the implementation of orientations, information sessions and marketing. Regular visits to supplemental enrichment sites and managing of the dental hygiene clinic will be the focus of the clinical coordinator. The clinical coordinator will take part in curriculum management, program updates, accreditation site visits, and may work as clinical instructor in dental hygiene clinics and/or


  • Implement and instruct in the following areas: instrumentation, OSHA, infection control and blood-borne pathogens, and HIPAA.
  • Maintain documentation of all clinical processes.
  • Serve as liaison for communication with enrichment sites.
  • Mentor part-time clinical instructors and receptionists in the clinical setting.
  • Clinical instructor in the dental hygiene clinic and/or labs.
  • Have oversight and order supplies and maintain inventory and equipment with attention to cost and quality.
  • Set up instructional equipment and supplies.
  • Assist students in orienting to the laboratories and in practicing skills.
  • Manage and keep records of supplies, equipment repairs, trainings and equipment logs for sterilization.
  • Participate in curriculum development and revision.
  • Solicit and s up student enrichment sites.
  • Work with HCC clinical liaisons to monitor student health data records.
  • Collaborate with dental hygiene program chair and team on accreditation.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Five years clinical experience minimal, and three years' experience in education is preferred.
  • Licensed as a registered hygienist in the State of Maryland.
  • Candidate must be familiar with laws governing dental hygiene practice in the state of Maryland.
  • Working knowledge of state of Maryland dental hygiene practice.
  • Current CE requirements necessary for dental hygiene licensure in Maryland.
  • Current CPR/BSL certification.
  • Current license to practice dental hygiene in Maryland.
  • Current dental radiology licensure.
  • Experience and knowledge of dental hygiene accreditation procedures for dental hygiene programs.
  • Knowledge of current technologies and teaching methodologies in clinic and lab courses.
  • Current dental hygiene clinic practice experience.
  • Certified dental assistant experience helpful.
  • Experience in dental software & digital radiography.
  • Licensure in administering local anesthesia for dental hygiene practice.
  • Certification/continuing education in monitoring of nitrous oxide for dental hygiene practice.
  • Member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Orientation to detail for maintenance of records
  • Ability to multitask and manage time
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job
  • Managing experience
  • Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00/Some evenings. Some days start as early as 7:30 am
Compensation: $55,191 plus excellent medical, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
Grade: 13
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: February 19, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter