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Assistant/Associate Professor of Periodontics

Kansas City University
Joplin, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 7, 2024

Job Details

Job Type:Faculty

Job Description:

Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine seeks a Periodontist as full-time, clinical faculty. The faculty member will be responsible for the creation of didactic, pre-clinical and clinical periodontal protocols and procedures, integrating evidence-based best practices with clinical patient care as well as guiding current research and scholarly activity in periodontology. The periodontal faculty member will collaborate with, and educate the dental Group Practice Leaders, Assistant Group Practice Leaders, simulation faculty, and clinical faculty in the current science of periodontal therapy for patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Candidates must demonstrate a passion for dentistry and the application of its didactic principles to preclinical and clinical patient care, a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced, academic environment
  • Develop goals, objectives and policies for the periodontal dental education program within the KCU College of Dental Medicine
  • Implement and deliver the periodontology curriculum including pre-clinical materials, simulation and laboratory exercises
  • Integrate evidence-based best practices with clinical patient care and guide current research and scholarly activity in periodontology
  • Assure the safe and effective delivery of periodontal care by the dental students
  • Deliver clinical periodontal therapy for patients as needed
  • Serve as an advisor, coach and/or mentor to dental students expressing a desire for advanced education in periodontology
  • Mentor dental student research in the area of periodontics when applicable
  • Conduct summative and formative pre-clinical and clinical student assessment in periodontal therapy
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervising faculty or Dean
  • Qualified candidates must possess a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree
  • Certificate of completion of a CODA accredited Advanced Education Program in Periodontics
  • The preferred candidate will be currently licensed in Missouri or have an active dental license in a US state or Canada and be eligible for licensure in Missouri
  • Must be board-certified or board-eligible in Periodontics
Join us in changing healthcare for good! For more information contact Tosha, at or 417.208.0757.

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Kansas City University

Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

And we always strive to DO good.

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