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Colorado State Dental Hygiene Faculty in Denver County, Colorado

Dental Hygiene Faculty

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Dental Hygiene Faculty


$66,015.00 - $72,617.00 Annually


Denver County, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number

GJD-312370 10/22


Community College of Denver

Opening Date


Closing Date



Determined by Position

Primary Physical Work Address

Community College of Denver 1111 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80217

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GJD-312370 10/22: Dental Hygiene

Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment. CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Our campus is located in downtown Denver, adjacent to two light rail stations, and just minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and event venues. When you visit our campus, it will be immediately evident that our faculty, staff, and instructors are passionate about serving our diverse student population. At CCD our passion is to help others, and we offer career pathways that will make a difference in the lives of our students.

If you are interested in sharing our passion for student success, CCD offers generous medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement options. We also offer the opportunity to expand your education, and those of your dependents, through our tuition reimbursement program.

CCD is a Learning College where policies, programs and practices support learning as the major priority. The Community College of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity Educational Employer.

Background checks will be conducted on all finalists for employment consideration.

CCD recognizes that administration, faculty, instructors, and staff reflect the diversity of its students and community and prohibits employment and student discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Description of Job


This employee will fulfill the responsibilities of a full-time faculty member at CCD Dental Hygiene Program. Responsibilities include teaching didactic, laboratory and clinical dental hygiene courses; student advising; scholarly activity; college and community service; and professional association activities. The ideal candidate must command strong teaching skills, creating and modeling a quality-learning environment to support a diverse student population including students with disabilities or special learning needs and effectively structure classes and curriculum to support program and course outcomes. The ideal candidate must also be experienced and committed to providing culturally sensitive care to patients of varying ethnic, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This position will also be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing a Dental Assisting to Dental Hygiene bridge program.

This position is a full-time, 9-month faculty position with the expectation of some part-time hours during the summer semester. Faculty have opportunities to teach courses and perform additional duties during the summer semester for additional compensation.



• Teach assigned didactic, lab, and internship courses at the associate and the bachelor levels.

• Teach clinical courses in a clinical setting utilizing current instrumentation methodologies

• Supervise students in clinical courses through the length of program. Act as mentor and advisor for issues regarding clinic, patient care, and overall, second year

• Maintain required office hours.

• Teaching responsibilities may require developing, evaluating, and implementing the educational components of a future dental assisting to dental hygiene bridge program.

• Provide subject matter expertise in support of new and revised curriculum proposals for the future dental assisting to dental hygiene bridge program.

• Serve as a role model for dental hygiene students by participating in and being an active member of RDH professional organizations, support of college philosophy for students with diverse goals, backgrounds, and learning styles.

• Investigate and develop a structure for a dental assisting to a dental hygiene bridge program.


• Work with institutional and community stakeholders on dental assisting to dental hygiene bridge program initiatives.

• Participate in extracurricular activities that enhance the students, the profession, and promote the program and the college.

• Activities include student advising professional association meetings, and program-level advising.

• May be asked to serve as SCADHA faculty supervisor.

• Serve on the program’s advisory board.

• Participate in faculty meetings, departmental meeting, center meetings, and other inter-collegiate committees as necessary.

• Participate in college-wide committees and special functions.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


•An associate degree or higher from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental hygiene program.

•A Bachelor’s degree or higher from a nationally accredited institution.


•Minimum 3-4 years full-time or equivalent clinical dental hygiene experience within the last 5 years. 5-years full-time or equivalent preferred.

•1-year of clinical and/or didactic teaching experience required. Didactic teaching experience preferred.


•Must be able to demonstrate the correct usage of common dental hygiene instruments,

•Must be able to demonstrate computer literacy in the following areas: email, internet usage, Microsoft Office Suite, especially, PowerPoint, and Outlook and online learning management systems. Must be willing utilize “paperless” medical/dental technologies including digital radiography, computerized records/charting, and use of the intraoral camera.

•Must be able to demonstrate classroom delivery competency on a wide range of dental hygiene core curriculum to include Clinic Theory, Clinic Practice, Advanced Instrumentation, Ethics and Practice Management, Emergency procedure protocols, Oral Pathology, and/or Periodontics.

•Must be able to deliver classroom and clinic education providing cultural, racial, and ethnic sensitivity.

•Must be organized, flexible and willing to accept new challenges.

•Some evening and weekend hours are possible.

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



Master’s Degree in Education, Public Health, or related field.


EDDA instruction and curriculum development.

Previous experience in dental hygiene instruction and curriculum development.


Bilingual (English/Spanish).


•Possess an active, current dental or dental hygiene license and Local Anesthesia Permit, issued by the Colorado Dental Board with no current discipline.

•Current BLS, and diode laser certifications.

•Current OSHA & Bloodborne Pathogens training

•Current CTE credential or the ability to obtain one. For information on how to obtain a CTE credential, please visit this site: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/licensure_cteapp

Supplemental Information


Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application packet submitted by candidate. Completed application packet includes: a letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under “Minimum Qualifications”; an online application; resume; and transcripts. All candidates, including current Community College of Denver

employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above.

Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Community College of Denver and cannot be copied.


Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/ccd which includes:

  • Electronic Application, Click ‘New Resume’ at the bottom of this page

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references

  • Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred

  • Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable

**All included attachments should be saved with the following nomenclature: Last name, First name Document; for example Doe, John Resume; Doe, Jane Transcripts

*Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications. Those applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Part-time experience is ½ the equivalent of full-time experience. Example: Four (4) years applicable part-time experience equals 2 years full-time equivalency.

Equipment Used:

Computers, projectors, Cavitron, Piezo, air polishing equipment, dental hygiene tools, digital and traditional radiography, intraoral camera, TalEval, iLase diode lasers, Velscope, and Dentrix, Sidexis, Schick, Desire2Learn, Adobe, Microsoft Office Suite.

Other Considerations:

The interview process for this position will require a classroom presentation of a topic pertinent to clinical teaching. The candidate(s) will be given adequate time to prepare this presentation before delivery.