Part-time Faculty: Dental Hygiene Clinic Instructor

  • Kirtland, Ohio, United States
  • Part-time
  • Faculty - Part Time Positions


The Dental Hygiene Clinic Instructor shares responsibility for delivering a quality educational experience for the students in the Dental Hygiene Clinic.  Available clinic session hours are 5:45-8:45 p.m., on Mondays; and 1:00-4:00 p.m., on Thursdays.  It is not necessary that candidates are available for both clinic sessions.


  • Work in partnership with other instructors in teaching, reinforcing and evaluating correct dental hygiene skills.
  • Address student issues in a timely manner, including communicating issues to clinic advisors and program director.
  • Assess all aspects of student dental hygiene care, including initial assessment, charting, scaling, root planing, supplemental procedures, and documentation.
  • Evaluate clinical competencies for various dental hygiene procedures.
  • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of clinical course objectives.
  • Discuss with students their concerns and/or problems directly or indirectly related to the clinical learning experience and the achievement of satisfactory progress.
  • Provide a professional role model for students. Be committed to their academic success.
  • Remain current in the dental hygiene field and relate information to teaching/clinical responsibilities.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled faculty meetings and calibration activities.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



  • Current Ohio dental hygiene license.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience in a dental practice; three (3) years preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience preferred.
  • Local anesthesia certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to interact effectively and professionally with students, faculty and other staff.
  • Ability to address student needs and resolve issues with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced setting.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including questioning, listening and showing concern and respect for others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Possess a high degree of integrity and commitment to comply with policies, regulations, and codes of conduct governing all aspects of job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy skills including working knowledge of Adobe and Word. Familiarity with Patterson Eaglesoft a plus.

COMPENSATION: Part-time dental hygiene clinical instructors are paid $52.80/hour. Please visit our website to review Lakeland’s Benefits for Adjunct Faculty, including information on paid leave, professional development, partial fee waiver, employee assistance program and more.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply through the College’s Human Resources webpage. Please be prepared to do the following:

  • Complete all questions in the application*
  • Attach a cover letter and current resume
  • Attach unofficial college transcripts (pdf only)
  • Attach a copy of dental hygiene license (pdf only)

Applications will be accepted until the position(s) is (are) filled.

*To avoid difficulties when submitting your application, be sure your web browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) is updated to the latest version and allow yourself sufficient time to complete the application since you WILL NOT be able to save a partially completed application and work on it later.

Lakeland Community College is an equal access and equal opportunity employer. We have a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seek a broad spectrum of candidates and will not unlawfully discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, ancestry, veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, age, or familial status. Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. If your disability requires special accommodations to participate in the application/interview process, contact the Human Resources Office at 440-525-7575.