Dental Hygiene Instructor

Northern Wyoming Community College Distr
Wyoming, United States
Competitive Salary
May 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

The Dental Hygiene Instructor is responsible for dental lab, clinic, and classroom instruction of students in the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Teach in the clinic and classroom

Correlate didactic information with clinical practice

Ensure content is evidence-based and consistent with standards of care and practice

Plan and develop courses, including performance objectives and testing materials

Use a variety of teaching methods

Analyze and evaluate the teaching process


Advise dental hygiene students
Meet with assigned advisees throughout the semester
Share information about students’ needs, attendance, and achievements with other dental hygiene faculty and the program director


Participate and contribute as a member of the dental hygiene faculty team

Recommend resources, materials and equipment for use in the program

Assist in planning, implementing, evaluating and revising students’ learning experiences

Attend regularly scheduled department and assigned ad-hoc meetings

Assist in the dental hygiene accreditation process

Assist in recruiting qualified students and faculty

Perform other duties delegated by the director of dental hygiene



Participate and contribute as a member of the Sheridan College faculty team

Participate in a college-wide committee

Attend in-services, orientations and college required activities


Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, evidenced by such things as critical review of scientific literature, attendance at continuing education and professional meetings, and/or participation in on-line learning activities

Demonstrate commitment to the dental hygiene profession as evidenced by membership in and attendance at state, regional, and/or national professional organizations and activities


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:

  • Support Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program philosophy
  • Function as an effective team member
  • Foster a cooperative work environment
  • Communicate effectively
  • Analyze and solve problems
  • Interpret and enforce college and department policies and procedures
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Maintain high ethical standards and clinical skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility to work irregular schedules to meet student, clinical and academic objectives
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Person must be physically/mentally able to perform functions and responsibilities of the position.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:

  • Assigned advisees

Minimum Qualifications including education, experience, required licensures, certifications, and registrations:

  • Graduate of a CODA accredited dental hygiene program.
  • Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Will consider someone currently enrolled in a graduate dental hygiene degree program.
  • Two years of teaching experience in dental hygiene preferred.
  • Current dental hygiene licensure, or eligibility for licensure, including local anesthesia, Nitrous oxide/oxygen administration, and laser permit, in Wyoming.
  • Current immunizations and Healthcare Provider CPR Certification.
  • Member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association