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Adjunct Clinical Instructor - Dental Hygiene

MCPHS University
Boston, MA
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene (FSDH) seeks clinical adjunct faculty to deliver high quality education and evaluation to students in both onsite and external clinical settings. The selected candidate may have responsibilities in teaching clinical skills to undergraduate students in lab and clinical courses. Subject matter taught may include the following; dental materials, pain management, instrumentation and radiology skills, infection control practices, patient assessment, and other delegable duties in Massachusetts.

The FSDH baccalaureate undergraduate program educates students to become competent licensed oral health preventive care specialists, providing patient care in both private and public health practice settings. The program also prepares students to become consumer advocates, researchers, educators and change agents in the field of oral health.
  • Delivers instruction in face-to-face onsite or external clinical practice settings.
  • Guides students in understanding the Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and the Dental Hygiene Process of Care.
  • Assesses students' competency in the performance of steps in the Dental Hygiene Process of Care including; vital signs, intra and extra oral exams, dental charting, periodontal charting and diagnosis using the 2018 Periodontal Classifications, treatment planning and implementation, pain management, instrumentation skills, delivery of preventive agents, and re-evaluation/assessing patient care outcomes.
  • Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene, with Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in DH clinical practice
  • Commitment to undergraduate education and student success
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with all individuals and teams in a professional manner
  • Engaged in lifelong learning, assess, and enhance your capabilities in this area
  • Model professional development in oral health care and education
  • Model effective interactions with patients, colleagues, and students
  • Accept and respond to feedback about your performance
  • Understands the scope of practice for dental hygienists, and stays within these parameters while teaching in the FSDH clinic
  • Recognize and act on the need for collaboration

Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please click here.


Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.


We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated and tested on a regular basis. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a medical or sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption.

About Us

At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members' unique experiences and perspectives add value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible.

MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.
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