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ASDOH - Faculty Dental Hygienist

A.T. Still University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022
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A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) invites applications for a full time, exempt Faculty Dental Hygienist on the Mesa, Arizona campus. The Faculty Dental Hygienist will Conduct patient care, teaching, scholarly and service activities in support of the mission, goals and objectives of the School and University with primary responsibility to facilitate the students’ clinical experience from foundational knowledge and clinical skills to demonstrating competency in patient-centered care that integrates biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.

The expectation is that 7-9 hygiene patients will be seen on a daily basis to provide hygiene- dentist interaction for the students.

Job Duties:
  • General – Promote an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, commitment to diversity and social justice, and humanistic learning environment.
  • General – Provide coverage in the Radiology department acquiring images and teaching practices to the students.
  • General – Conduct patient care, teaching, scholarship, service and in support of the mission and goals of ASDOH and ATSU.
  • Teaching – Provide direct patient care and clinical supervision as a dental hygienist in the CCUs or other ASDOH clinics; effectively carry out lecture, teaching Radiology Labs, seminar, preclinical and clinical assignments as assigned.
  • Service – Participate in committees, faculty governance, professional societies and associations, and community events.
  • Scholarship - As workload allows, establish and maintain activity in area of expertise.
Job Responsibilities:

  1. Covering Radiology department and acquiring images and teaching practices to the students.
  2. Deliver direct dental hygiene services and patient care to patients in the ASDOH clinics.
  3. Coordinate care with CCUs and Assistant/Associate Dean for Clinic Operations to implement a periodontal maintenance program to support ASDOH Predoctoral patients.
  4. Interacting with the students while performing hygiene duties and simulation of the office practice setting

  • Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene
  • Knowledge of:
    • Non-surgical periodontal instruments, instrumentation and technique

    • Periodontal anatomy and physiology

    • Parameters for periodontal surgical referral

  • Minimum two year experience in the provision of dental hygiene patient care
  • Valid Arizona dental hygiene and local anesthesia license
  • Must be highly skilled in dental hygiene and patient care
  • Team oriented, strong mentoring, and personable

  • Academic experience in clinical education preferred
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