PT Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor

PT Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor


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

Job Location

Wilmington - Downtown Campus 


$29.80 hourly


Optional Retirement Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Target Start Date

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Adjunct Faculty

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

  • 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.
  • Dental software for record keeping
  • Dental software for dental imaging

Ability To:

  • Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with other
    4. Operating assigned equipment
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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 
Education & Experience

  • Graduate of a CODA accredited dental hygiene program.
  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree 
  • Minimum of three calendar years’ experience in the clinical practice of dental hygiene or working as a dental hygienist. 
  • Current North Carolina Dental Hygiene License
  • Evidence of academic preparation consistent with the American Dental Association Commission standards for accreditation.  This includes documented background in educational methodology, techniques, and instruction or ability to complete within three months of hire date.


Other Training Requirements:        

  • Compliance with required immunizations 
  • Current OSHA training
  • Current HIPAA training
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification

Preferred Qualifications


  • Teaching experiences in dental hygiene at or above the program level and experience in course development
  • Member of American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Position Description

To provide classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction to college students through lecture, demonstration, laboratory exercises, and clinical experiences.  Clinical sessions include a maximum of 20 hours per week to include daytime, evenings, and/or Saturdays.    


  • Receives general supervision from higher-level instructional staff and the program director.
  • May receive general supervision from full-time clinical faculty
  • Exercises no right supervision.


Essential functions:

  • Provide classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction to students
  • Collaborate with lead course instructor on course development and assessment tools
  • Evaluate student performance in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical setting
  • Provide demonstrations on various equipment and machinery; develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance
  • Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area
  • Provide feedback and remediation as necessary for dental hygiene students
  • Attend monthly clinical faculty meetings 
  • Attend clinical calibration meetings

Other Important Functions:

  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revise and improve lessons format.
  • Oversee and participate in field studies and assignments; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate

How to Apply

Submit an Application through the Cape Fear Community College Careers page, along with a current resume, explanatory cover letter, and unofficial/official transcript documenting educational requirement. 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