Instructor, Dental Hygiene/Clinical Dentist

Instructor, Dental Hygiene/Clinical Dentist


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington - Downtown Campus 


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Full-time Benefits, see How to Apply Section for more information

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, September 27, 2021
Closes: Saturday, January 1, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, September 27, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full-Time Faculty

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

  • Professional skills, knowledge and attributes within the Dental Hygiene profession 
  • Classroom, laboratory, and clinical instructional techniques and procedures
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional techniques and procedures
  • Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment
  • Principles and techniques involved in test development and administration
  • Management of medical emergencies in the dental clinic

Ability To:

  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully, both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with others
    4. Operating assigned equipment
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
    4. Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities



Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Minimum Education/Training:

  • A Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, or Doctor of Dental Medicine degree  
  • Graduate of a CODA accredited Dental Program


Minimum Experience:

  • Five years dental clinical practice 


  • Current dental license to practice in the United States and eligible for a North Carolina license to practice dentistry

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • Teaching experiences in dental or dental hygiene at or above the program level
  • Experience in course development 
  • Documentation of educational methodology coursework
  • Up-to-date on OSHA, HIPAA, and Healthcare Provider CPR


Position Description


To provide classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction to students and assist in administration of the clinical facility.



  • Receives general supervision from Program Director, Dental Hygiene
  • Exercises no supervision.




Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Essential Functions:

  • Provide classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction to students.
  • Evaluate student performance in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical setting
  • Develop class outlines and establish guidelines for various courses; prepare lesson plans and supplemental teaching materials; schedule classroom activities and select appropriate texts.
  • Encourage a variety of teaching strategies to foster critical thinking and clinical applications.
  • Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student academic and clinical performance; grade and record individual scores
  • Review available instructional materials; estimate time, materials, and equipment required for various assignments; submit requests for materials, supplies and equipment to program director 
  • Supervise the use of and operation of various instructional equipment; provide instructional demonstrations on mechanical machinery or other equipment as appropriate; develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate.
  • Participate in systematic program evaluation.
  • Participate in curriculum development, evaluation and change; ensure that the curriculum contributes to the development of skills, knowledge and abilities, which prepare students to enter into the profession
  • Act as an advisor and counselor to students; provide individual tutoring to students outside of the classroom as needed
  • Attend faculty and advisory committee meetings as required.
  • Assist in training and calibration of new part-time clinical faculty; clinical protocols, use of instructional equipment and materials.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintain other records and databases according to program needs.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and changes in various assigned academic fields; participate in professional development programs, workshops, seminars and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area.
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts.
  • Participate on college committees and in other institutional activities and programs 
  • Serve as liaison for the Dental Hygiene Program with other health and human services programs, college departments, division, agencies, industries, organizations, and community partners  
  • Provide oral examinations for clinic patients


Other Important Functions:

  • Ensure adherence to safe and appropriate work practices and procedures.
  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revise and improve lesson format; evaluate various textbooks and select books to be used for future classes.
  • Oversee and participate in field studies and assignments; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate community involvement.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Participate in development of extramural locations and coordinate assignment to these sites.

Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

How to Apply


Cape Fear Community College offers a competitive benefit package to include affordable insurance, retirement, and many optional benefits to choose from. Our benefits aim to serve the needs of our full-time employees through comprehensive health, wellness, and retirement benefits. Visit our Benefits page for more information. 

Brief Overview: 

  • State Health Plan 
  • Dental & Vision Insurance 
  • Additional Supplemental Insurances 
  • Disability Plan 
  • NC Retirement Plan (TSERS) 
  • Leave (Vacation, Sick, FMLA, Civil and Military, and Voluntary Shared) 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Credit for eligible Prior State Service 
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Longevity pay 



Submit an Application through the Cape Fear Community College Careers page, along with a current resume, explanatory cover letter, and unofficial/official transcript documentation. This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.


Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7028