Dental Hygiene Instructor/Supervising Dentist

Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Dental Hygiene Instructor/Supervising Dentist

Posting #: 16-123

Campus: Foothill College

Number of Working Months: 11 Months

Starting Salary: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually*plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

Initial Review Date: 4/18/17

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Dental Hygiene/Supervising Dentist, Foothill College.


Under the direction of the Division Dean, Biological and Health Sciences, provide classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in the Dental Hygiene Program. Primary area of responsibility will consist of: dental supervision in the dental hygiene clinic, didactic lectures and laboratory teaching assignments, which may include local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, periodontics, oral biology, dental materials, dental emergencies, oral pathology, and interim therapeutic restorations.

Secondary areas may include: student advising, serving on the dental hygiene admissions committee, assisting the clinic coordinator with calibration of clinical faculty, maintenance of the clinical facility, as well as provide routine tasks to insure the smooth operation of the clinical program.

In addition to contractual teaching duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
  2. Participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs.
  3. Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
  4. Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
  5. Participating in department, division, and college committees.
  6. Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide.
  7. Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and implement effective teaching/ learning strategies.
  8. Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  9. Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
  10. Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
  11. Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines.
  12. Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
  13. Participating in College's shared governance processes.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of community college students and staff.
  2. Dental degree from an accredited university.


In addition to the minimum qualifications above

  1. A current, active California DDS/DMD license in good standing with required certification in BLS for Healthcare Provider.
  2. As per CODA accreditation standards, completed thirty (30) hours of teaching methodology prior to July 2017.
  3. Current knowledge of the specific areas of instruction.
  4. Minimum of two years full time clinical practice as a Dentist.


  1. Experience as a clinical instructor/supervising dentist in a dental hygiene program.
  2. Experience as a didactic instructor in a dental hygiene program.
  3. Knowledge of the theoretical and current evidence based practices of the subject matter areas taught, which may include: infection control, medical histories, patient evaluations, interim therapeutic restorations, local anesthesia, periodontics, pathology, pharmacology, and medical/dental emergencies.
  4. The ability to design and apply varied teaching strategies to successfully engage, inspire and retain students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles, using principles and process of instructional design and curriculum development.
  5. Commitment to professional growth and development and to continued innovation and improvement of teaching.
  6. Involvement in collaborating harmoniously with faculty to successfully achieve program goals and objectives.
  7. Participation in professional dental hygiene educational organization(s).

In addition, the successful candidates will demonstrate:

  1. Supervision of dental hygiene students while working with diverse patient populations in the clinical environment.
  2. Strong communication and teaching skills. (A teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interview process).
  3. Address stressful events, created by hostile students or patients by (a) maintaining emotional control, (b) listening without judgment or retaliation, (c) reasoning objectively and consistently, (d) keeping at the forefront the best interests of the student or patient, and (e) maintaining professionalism and due process.



  1. Indoor, classroom, laboratory and clinic environments.
  2. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials and to monitor student safety in the clinic setting.
  4. Dexterity of hands to perform the tasks required of the position.
  5. Endurance within a classroom and clinical settings, teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom, clinic and laboratory.
  6. Skill in routine safe handling of hazardous chemicals and chemical waste in the dental clinic environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  4. In a Word document, please provide a list of all relevant courses you have completed. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to submit transcripts verifying all courses taken and completed.

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates will be subject to this requirement.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually*plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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