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Adjunct - Dental Hygiene Clinic - Dental Hygienist Instructor

St. Louis Community College
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 8, 2023

Job Details

Title: Adjunct - Dental Hygiene Clinical

Employee Classification: P/T Faculty Monthly Pay

Department: Dental Hygiene

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Clinical Adjunct Faculty teach Dental Hygiene students clinical skills in the public Dental Hygiene Clinic. The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Standards for Dental Hygiene Education require specific instructor student ratios be maintained to be a CODA accredited program. Due to the resignation of several clinical adjunct faculty, additional faculty must be hired to maintain this ratio.

What you'll do:
  • Provides clinical instruction and supervision of dental hygiene students in the Dental Hygiene Clinic.
    Expected to participate in continuing education opportunities and collaborate with fellow faculty for the betterment of the program and student experience.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

A bachelor's degree in dental hygiene or, a bachelor's degree with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene, is required with current state licensure that includes permits for infiltration and block anesthesia as a registered dental hygienist by the Missouri Dental Board. A minimum of three years of full-time clinical dental hygiene experience. The candidate must possess the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and patients with diverse backgrounds. ADHA membership is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree, five years of full-time clinical dental hygiene experience with local anesthesia and nitrous oxide permits is preferred as well as dental hygiene teaching experience. Must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with students, colleagues and staff. Organizational and time management skills are imperative.


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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