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Clinical Supervisor - Dental Hygiene Program-Clinical Dentist

Harper College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.


Education Requirements:

DDS degree

Current Illinois dental license

Current BLS/CPR certification

Experience Requirements:

Experience or familiarity with electronic patient record software

Routine administration of local anesthesia (field and nerve blocks)


Recent private practice experience

Experience with digital radiographic image modalities

Experience or familiarity with Microsoft Office: Word & Excel

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.


William Rainey Harper College’s Dental Hygiene seeks a licensed dentist to fill a part-time clinical position. The Illinois Dental Practice Act requires that a dentist is present in the dental hygiene clinic while the students are providing dental hygiene services.

We seek clinicians who are passionate about dentistry and dental hygiene and would enthusiastically enjoy adding the rigors of teaching in the academic setting to their professional practice. Our clinical program prepares dental hygiene graduates who can provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to adult patients with periodontal disease.

Schedule Information: 7:45 am -5:45 pm. Saturdays & occasional substitute during weekdays as needed. Days will vary and will be confirmed with the Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator

***This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates for the above subjects. As teaching needs arise, these applications will be reviewed for possible interviews***


With continuous advancement in patient carer, health care workers with training in the latest technology and best practices are in constant demand. The Harper College Health Careers Division prepares students for a career in a variety of health settings, from hospitals and clinics, to nursing homes and community based organizations.


The primary responsibilities include: Assessment of patients’ ability to undergo dental hygiene treatment; we provide care to many adult patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease.

Administration, or supervision of students’ performance in the administration of local anesthesia, both field and nerve blocks: IAN, PSA, IO, MSA, ASA, GP, and NP.

Evaluation of student performance and competency related to dentition chartings, sealant applications, study models, pain management procedures, and radiographic image capture and interpretation.

Other responsibilities are detailed in the job description provided to candidates participating in an interview.

Candidates will need to be available to attend at least two annual department meetings and must be willing to actively participate in program hosted and/or other recommended professional development activities/courses to maintain compliance with the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s requirements for faculty to maintain current background in educational theory, methodologies and concepts relative to teaching assignments, (as well as required continuing education for licensure maintenance).

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