Indian River State College 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL, USA
Feb 04, 2020Full time
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: The qualifications and skill requirements for this position include: D.D.S. or D.M.D. and a State of Florida Dental License; Minimum of five (5) years of full-time clinical experience; Prior teaching experience and/or continuing education teaching experience in a college or university dental setting with evidence of ability to instruct dental hygiene and dental assisting students or equivalent qualifications as determined by the review committee based upon applicant documentation; Ability to teach a variety of subjects related to dental assisting and hygiene; Ability to perform appropriate clinical procedures on patients as deemed necessary. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES : The essential job functions and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Participation in and arrangement of clinical activities; including proficiency with dental software; Classroom lecturing; Serving the community; Serving effectively on college committees. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Provide clinical and classroom instruction to the dental assisting and dental hygiene students; Provide clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients; Prioritize dental treatment as needed; Coordinate with staff all leaves of absence and travel requests for approval by the Dean of Health Science and/or Vice President of Applied Science and Technology; Supervise day-to-day operation of the dental science clinic, including coordination of course and faculty schedules with department chairpersons to ensure for proper coverage and instruction; Develop and maintaining good working relationships with local dental societies, schools, and relevant community groups; Complete other duties and assuming other responsibilities which the Vice President or Dean may direct. Dental Duties in the Science areas: Specific duties and responsibilities to the Dental Assisting Program: The Dentist must be able to instruct students and perform the following procedures to competency within the same treatment time as a Dentist in private practice: Amalgam restorations (any surface); Tooth colored restorations (anterior or posterior); Night guard, bite guard or bleaching tray procedures; Fixed prosthodontics (single unit crown on anterior or posterior teeth and three unit bridges on anterior or posterior teeth; Removable prosthodontics (preparation of teeth for the fabrication of a partial denture and the procedure for a full denture or reline of a denture; Endodontics (root canal procedures on centrals, laterals, canines, and premolars and to include apicoectomies on anterior teeth); Oral surgery (removal of anterior or posterior teeth); Periodontal assessment and referral. Knowledgeable of current procedures and dental materials; Provide dental care and/or supervise students who are working on medically compromised patients; Perform clinical exams on a variety of patients in an expedient but thorough manner; Provide adequate anesthesia for operative procedures; Must have experience in four-handed dentistry; Must have experience in the utilization of an expanded functions dental assistant during operative procedures: a. rubber dam b. matrices c. temporary restorations d. placement of a base or liner e. preliminary impressions f. removing sutures g. temporary crowns and bridges h. applying sealants i. preliminary charting and chart write-up j. periodontal dressing placement k. topical fluorides and polishing teeth l. gingival retraction cord placement Must be current in administering nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation according to the Florida State Board of Dentistry; Administer nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation to dental patient and supervise the monitoring of sedation by the dental assisting student; Provide dental services to patients as though the Dentist were working in a private practice; Willing to provide dental services to faculty, staff or students outside of the normal clinic hours in the event of an emergency or special situation; Willingness to become knowledgeable in performing new dental procedures; Willingness to work with other Dentists from our community who would like to donate their time in our dental clinic to provide additional experience to our students; Must have a preventive and team approach philosophy of dentistry. Specific duties and responsibilities to the Dental Hygiene Program: The Dentist must be able to evaluate student performance and perform the following perform the following procedures to competency within the same treatment time as a Dentist in private practice: Provide clinical examinations on a variety of patients in an expedient but thorough manner; Provide adequate anesthesia for advanced periodontal involved patients; Willingness to learn to evaluate dental hygiene student’s patients including patient assessment data, calculus classification and periodontal status; Evaluate and review with the dental hygiene student applicable radiographs taken during clinics; Evaluate medically compromised patients and provide pre-medication prescriptions when necessary; Administer nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation to dental patients and supervise monitoring of sedation by the dental hygiene student; Evaluate dental patients in order to dispense fluoride supplements, prescription fluoride rinses, and chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of periodontitis; Basic knowledge of periodontal conditions and new treatment modalities, i.e., professional oral irrigation, etc.; Willingness to learn to evaluate pre-clinical skills for dental hygiene students with emphasis on proper instrumentation/identification and patient/operator positioning. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires an ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time and to present verbal lectures/demonstrations , walk, bend, lift, reach up, stoop, and carry items occasionally in excess of twenty-five (25 ) pounds. It al so requires manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, such as, copier, fax, calculator, telephone, and other equipment as necessary. IRSC expects its employees to follow proper safety standards while employed by the College.