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Dental Hygiene/Dental Assistant (Dentist) Assistant Professor

Los Rios Community College District
Sacramento, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Posting Title
Dental Hygiene/Dental Assistant (Dentist) Assistant Professor

Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College)

Department Location
Education and Health Professions

Posting Number

Position Type

Temporary Position Category

The Institution

Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College ( SCC ) is a multi-campus, urban college that consists of a 70-acre main campus across from William Land Park. The college has two educational centers, one in Davis on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and one in West Sacramento located adjacent to the public library, community center and civic center. SCC is a vibrant teaching and learning institution with approximately 20,000 day and evening students and is recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ).

Our Strengths
SCC has a rich history in the community and has expanded educational opportunities to students across the region. SCC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee transfer into the California State University system. The college offers Career Education certificates and degrees, transfer credit for students who desire to continue their education at a four-year college or university, and instruction in basic skills such as English, English as a second language, and mathematics.

Our Vision
Faculty and staff at SCC value a collaborative and diverse campus community. As one of four colleges within the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento City College embraces change, values excellence in academic achievement and supports the success of students as they pursue their dreams.

Position Summary

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field and clinical practice; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties in a hybrid teaching environment; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assisting with both dental programs accreditation and any applicable program approval processes; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member. Under the direction of the Dean of Education and Health Professions, this position serves as the Presiding Dentist for both the Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene programs per the standards and regulations of the Dental Hygiene Board of California and Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The college Presiding Dentist is a faculty member assigned to the dental assistant and dental hygiene programs or other related specialty dental areas, as applicable. The Education and Health Professions division and the dental programs maintain a focus on:
  • Commitment to and experience in the dentistry profession and teaching a diverse population of students.
  • The ability to create and sustain supportive learning environments that promote student success.
  • Experience with program development, ongoing assessment, and effective use of technology in instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster partnerships with dental health care providers and related organizations, community organizations, and educational institutions, including high schools and universities.
  • Professional experience in areas related to dentistry that includes dental assisting and dental hygiene program administration and one year of full-time academic teaching responsibilities.

Position Salary Information:
Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree, upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professional occupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers Contract (the initial maximum placement is Class V, Step 8). For more information on the step placement process, please click here .


As a Los Rios employee, you have access to a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that offers you the flexibility and security to thrive both inside and outside of work. Check out the benefits guide for complete information.

Additional Information

$72,360 to $95,796 per year. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overload, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information
Initial annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited institutions and experience. Candidates not holding the minimum degree requirement may start at a salary lower than posted above.

Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of dental hygiene, dental assisting. In addition, the dentist will provide clinical supervision for patient care at the SCC Dental Clinic when treatment is being provided by students. This may include:
  • Managing with the assistance of the clinical instructor and/or program coordinators any medical history or dental emergency related to the care of patients, students and faculty.
  • Consulting with student, clinical instructors, and the program coordinators regarding any medical history, medication, and vital sign questions or concerns.
  • Referring patients for medical/dental consultations, as necessary.
  • Consulting with students, clinical faculty, and the patient on extra-oral and intra-oral findings which deviate from normal.
  • Providing appropriate dental screenings for clinic patients.
  • Authorizing radiographs, providing prescription, and supplying appropriate number of films.
  • Evaluating, interpreting, and discussing radiographs with the students, clinical instructors, and sharing findings with the patient when appropriate.
  • Evaluating radiographs based on program criteria.
  • Evaluating and selecting appropriate patients for sealant application.
  • Referring all patients for comprehensive dental examination or immediate referral in case of emergency.
  • Providing treatment and assisting with minor dental procedures as necessary such as:
    • Placement of temporary filling material
    • Re-cementation of a crown etc.
    • Adjustment of sealant material
    • Tends to soft tissue injuries
  • Observing and evaluating NO2O and local anesthesia administration by students.
  • Evaluating nitrous oxide/oxygen tank system with clinical/instructional assistants and documents logs.
The presiding dentist will also offer expertise and guidance in current practices and procedures relating to the assessment and operation of the dental clinic facilities; provide input into budget preparation and fiscal administration in collaboration with the dental program faculty coordinators/director. Other duties and teaching assignments will be determined by the Dean of Education and Health Professions.

Work Year
164 days

Work Schedule

To be determined.

The assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off-campus classes/hours.

Total Hrs per Week/Day

Special Requirements

Meet educational requirements as specified by the Dental Hygiene Board of California.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Have a Doctor of Dental Surgery ( DDS ) or Doctor of Dental Medicine ( DMD ) degree from an accredited institution completed by August 17, 2024 .
  2. Possess current Dental License in the State of California.
  3. Possess current Basic Life Support ( BLS ) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ( CPR ) cards.
  4. Meet educational requirements as specified by the American Dental Association ( ADA ) Commission on Dental Accreditation and other regional or national accrediting agencies.
  5. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

  • If your degree title differs from the minimum qualifications listed above, you are requested to apply under the “equivalent” provision.
  • Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees/minimum qualifications listed above. Please visit our website for a sample letter and information on the equivalency determination process .
Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete and submit:
  1. A Los Rios Community College District Application
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Unofficial transcripts of College/University Work
  5. Copy of current California Dental License
  6. Copy of current Basic Life Support ( BLS ) Card
  7. Copy of current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ( CPR ) Card

  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Only information (education, experience, etc.) listed on the application will be considered for minimum qualifications.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide unofficial transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here .
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Continuously

Beginning On (or About)

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Beginning on (or about) August 22, 2024.

Ending Date, if LTT

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

After hour inquiries should be emailed to Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.


Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment and Certificate of Completion must be obtained within 15 days from the start of employment. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited institution must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

For the latest information on Los Rios Community College’s COVID -19 protocol, please visit COVID -19 Updates .

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. For candidate travel reimbursement information click here .


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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions of the position you are applying to with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If hired, can you provide proof that you are eligible to work in the United State?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate how you meet the educational minimum qualifications for this Faculty position. Select the appropriate answer.
    • I possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as listed on the job posting. (Upload all appropriate unofficial transcripts from an accredited college/university.)
    • My degree title does not match the titles listed in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job posting, but I possess an equivalent degree and requestng an equivalency review. (Upload your equivalency statement and unofficial transcripts.)
    • I have previously been granted equivalency to teach this discipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Upload the Equivalency Determination Form P-38 or Equivalency Determination Letter and transcripts.)
  4. * We are excited to invite you to bring your lived experiences and authentic selves to contribute to discourse and action in supporting our Brown, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Please respond to the supplemental questionnaire by coping the link to a browser, download the supplemental questionnaire document, provide your responses, and upload the final document to your application in the Documents needed to Apply section. I have completed and uploaded the document to my application.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • Asian Pacific Islander Legacy - Los Rios Employee Group
    • Before The Movie - Movie Theater Advertisement
    • Black Faculty & Staff Association - Los Rios Employee Group
    • California Community College Registry
    • CalJobs
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Community College Jobs (
    • Comunidad - Los Rios Employee Group
    • DiversityJobs (
    • d' Magazine
    • EdCareers Portal (Standford)
    • Employee
    • Facebook
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake
    • HigherEdJobs (
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Human Resource Invite
    • Los Rios Job Site
    • Native American Collaborative - Los Rios Employee Group
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Works
    • Spectrum LGBTQIA+ - Los Rios Employee Group
    • THE Hub Magazine (Sac Culture Hub)
    • YouTube
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Certifications/Licenses
  5. Supplemental Question Response 1
  6. Certifications/Licenses 2
  7. Unofficial Transcripts/Certifications 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Unofficial Transcript 4
  4. Unofficial Transcript 5
  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency Request Statement)

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