Dental Hygiene Technical Assistant

Cape Cod Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Part Time
About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


The Dental Hygiene Technical Assistant is responsible for the maintenance, disinfection, and sterilization of the dental hygiene clinic, radiology lab, dental materials lab, and surrounding areas during the 2021/22 Academic Year (September through later December and mid-January through early June).


  1. Disinfect clinic and laboratory surfaces.
  2. Perform weekly / monthly / quarterly maintenance of automatic processors.
  3. Flush all eyewash stations weekly; monitor documentation of maintenance / flushing.
  4. Process and sterilize student instruments.
  5. Perform daily / weekly maintenance of autoclaves; monitor documentation of autoclave cleaning and spore testing.
  6. Maintain deionization unit / change filters.
  7. Inventory / restock supplies.
  8. Purge water lines once per semester.
  9. Inspect dental units weekly for problems or repairs; perform simple repairs of units; maintain schedule of equipment maintenance and repair.
  10. Monitor labeling in clinic.
  11. Maintain MSDS binders.
  12. Monitor documentation of O2 tank maintenance.
  13. Provide technical support for dental management software.
  14. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Completed dental assisting program or equivalent experience.
  2. One year of full-time or equivalent part-time experience working in a dental office.
  3. Excellent infection prevention knowledge and skills.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Strong computer skills.
  6. Excellent organization skills.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills with experience working as part of a team.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION : $18 per hour for up to 12 hours per week; Part-time, non-benefited Non-unit position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

Please visit our website at for information on Cape Cod Community College.

This appointment is subject to the FY2022 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents : a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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