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Dental Hygiene Instructor

Northern Wyoming Community College District

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Job Title :

Dental Hygiene Instructor


Academics SC



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Benefits Summary:

• Employer paid retirement plan (17.37% employer paid; 1.25% employee paid)
• Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
• Four days per year paid personal leave
• Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
• Employee and family tuition waivers
• Free easy-access parking
• Collaborative work environment
• Onsite fitness center and walking track
• Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
• Professional development

Months Worked Annually:

Full-time 9 months

Typical Work Schedule:

TBD; per class schedule

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Job Summary:

The Dental Hygiene Instructor is responsible for dental lab, clinic, and classroom instruction of students in the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program.

Reports To:

Sara Beres, Director of Dental Hygiene


• Graduate of a CODA accredited dental hygiene program.
• Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist.
• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Will consider someone currently enrolled in a graduate dental hygiene degree program.
• Two years of teaching experience in dental hygiene preferred.
• Current dental hygiene licensure, or eligibility for licensure, including local anesthesia,
Nitrous oxide/oxygen administration, and laser permit, in Wyoming.
• Current immunizations and Healthcare Provider CPR Certification.
• Member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Support Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program philosophy
• Function as an effective team member
• Foster a cooperative work environment
• Communicate effectively
• Analyze and solve problems
• Interpret and enforce college and department policies and procedures
• Maintain strict confidentiality
• Maintain high ethical standards and clinical skills
• Demonstrate flexibility to work irregular schedules to meet student, clinical and academic objectives
• Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning

• Assigned advisees

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

• Person must be physically/mentally able to perform functions and responsibilities of the position.

About Northern Wyoming Community College District:

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.


• Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist.
• Two years of teaching experience in dental hygiene preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All NWCCD job postings are contingent on funding.

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: [email protected]

Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at [email protected]

Percentage of time:



Teach in the clinic and classroom

Correlate didactic information with clinical practice

Ensure content is evidence-based and consistent with standards of care and practice

Plan and develop courses, including performance objectives and testing materials

Use a variety of teaching methods

Analyze and evaluate the teaching process

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Advise dental hygiene students

Meet with assigned advisees throughout the semester

Share information about students’ needs, attendance, and achievements with other dental hygiene faculty and the program director

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Participate and contribute as a member of the dental hygiene faculty team

Recommend resources, materials and equipment for use in the program

Assist in planning, implementing, evaluating and revising students’ learning experiences

Attend regularly scheduled department and assigned ad-hoc meetings

Assist in the dental hygiene accreditation process

Assist in recruiting qualified students and faculty

Perform other duties delegated by the director of dental hygiene

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Participate and contribute as a member of the Sheridan College faculty team

Participate in a college-wide committee

Attend in-services, orientations and college required activities

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Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, evidenced by such things as critical review of scientific literature, attendance at continuing education and professional meetings, and/or participation in on-line learning activities

Demonstrate commitment to the dental hygiene profession as evidenced by membership in and attendance at state, regional, and/or national professional organizations and activities


Working at Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is northern Wyoming’s educational epicenter. Encompassing three separate counties, and serving an estimated 4,000 students annually, Sheridan College, Gillette College and outreach centers in Buffalo, Kaycee and Wright, provide the educational framework for Wyoming’s current and future workforce. NWCCD is dedicated to serving the needs of its students through engaging lectures, hands-on learning using state-of-the-art technology, and by employing an enthusiastic staff whose number one goal is student success.

Degree and Training Options

Sheridan College and Gillette College offer associate of arts, associate of fine arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, certificate programs, and program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, students may elect to enroll in career training, professional development courses and/or vocational/technical programs.

Advanced Degrees Through Distance Learning

A number of master’s and doctorate programs are available through distance learning agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

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