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Adjunct Instructor - Dental Hygiene

Goodwin University
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 7, 2023

Job Details

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose:

Goodwin University Dental Hygiene Program is looking for adjunct dental hygiene clinical instructors to educate dental hygiene students during clinical rotations on campus and in the community setting. Under the direction of the Program Director and assisted by the clinical coordinators, the candidate will be able to perform the necessary tasks to assist students in their clinical education.

  • Education and evaluation to students in onsite and possibly external clinical and community outreach settings
  • Teaching clinical skills to undergraduate students in lab and clinical courses
  • Subject matter taught may include the following: dental materials, pain management, instrumentation and radiology skills, infection control practices, patient assessment, and other delegable duties in Connecticut
  • Guides students in understanding the Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and the Dental Hygiene Process of Care, along with following the Dental Hygiene Code of Ethics
  • Assesses students' competency in the performance of steps in the Dental Hygiene Process of Care including medical histories, vital signs, intra and extra oral exams, restorative charting, periodontal charting and diagnosis using the 2018 APA Periodontal Classifications, treatment planning and implementation, pain management, instrumentation skills, delivery of preventive agents, and re-evaluation/assessing patient care outcomes
  • Knowledge of Softdent, OneView and TalEval software programs
  • Understands the scope of practice for dental hygienists along with skill level being taught each year and stays within these parameters while teaching in the GU dental hygiene clinic

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in DH clinical practice
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Current CT dental hygiene license
  • Must be local anesthesia certified
  • Current CPR for Health Care Provider with AED certification
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with all individuals and teams in a professional manner
  • Engaged in lifelong learning, with current CE courses and continue with engagement in pedagogical theory
  • Model effective interactions with patients, colleagues, and students
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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