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Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time tenure track instructor and Program Director for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. The successful applicant will be well qualified to provide the leadership required to ensure accomplishments of the goals and objectives of the dental programs as well as maintain the educational standards established by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting and the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC). The successful applicant will also be well-qualified to teach all aspects of didactic/clinical curriculum and conduct all work activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of population, views, and learning styles. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom by developing and using highly effective teaching strategies that meet students’ diverse needs and that promote the acquisition and application of knowledge and the development of critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The start date of the position is August 2019.


I have read CDHEA’s Conflict of Interest Policy and agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained therein and the agreed to method of management for each conflict.

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The organization known as CDHEA strives to maintain the highest standards of integrity and it is vital that the members be confident in our commitment. To this end, we have adopted the following CDHEA Conflict of Interest Policy

An ‘interested person’ is defined as an Executive Board member or general member of CDHEA who shall not be allowed to have direct or indirect financial interest/gain at the expense of the Association. Interested persons have a duty to disclose their conflict of interest to the Executive Board.

If a conflict exists, the individual member can make a presentation to the Executive Board. After the presentation, they leave and the Board votes on whether there is a conflict of interest. If the interested person is an Executive Board member, they will be excused from the decision-making process, and the remaining disinterested Executive Board members shall decide whether the arrangement is in the Association’s best interest.

In the event with which the defined ‘interested person’ may be a school or dental hygiene program, the Program Director must disclose this information immediately to the Executive Board explaining how the school may have a direct financial interest. If a conflict occurs, the Executive Board shall discuss the matter: first to decide whether a conflict exists, second to consider if fair and reasonable accommodations were attempted, and third vote where their decision is final. Minutes will be kept, dated and archived.


I have read CDHEA’s Conflict of Interest Policy and agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained therein and the agreed to method of management for each conflict.

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California Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association CDHEA Advisory Committee

CDHEA Advisory Committee – Liaison between CDHEA and California dental organizations.

CDHEA is creating an advisory committee of four members (two from the north and two from the south) to serve as a liaison to gather facts from California professional dental organizations that may have an impact on dental hygiene education. CDHEA is seeking individuals who are committed to improving dental hygiene education, have good communication skills, and possess a professional demeanor and a positive attitude.

All interested members please submit the following to Diane Melrose, CDHEA President, at (​​):

  1. Letter of Interest.

    Provide a letter of interest indicating why you would like to be appointed to this committee. Include:

    1. Education

    2. Professional Experience (involvement /membership in professional organizations)

    3. Strengths and qualities supporting your position

  2. “No Conflict of Interest” agreement​.

    Read and sign this document.

Applicant documents must be received by​ April 26, 2019 ​for review by the Executive Board. After review, a vote will be taken to determine the incoming committee members. Selected individuals will be notified by ​May 3, 2019​.


  1. One liaison from the region where the meeting is being hosted will be required to attend the meeting(s).

  2. Communicate with the CDHEA Executive Board members prior to a meeting to discuss the agenda.

  3. Provide a written summary via email to the CDHEA President within two weeks of the meeting(s). The report will be posted for the CDHEA members under the “Announcement” tab on the website.

  4. CDHEA will pay for mileage expenses.

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Dental Hygiene Instructor

Location: Santa Rosa Junior College

The Allied Dental Program is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic instructor as lead second year clinical dental hygiene coordinator with the possibility of additional assignments in first year dental hygiene and didactic dental hygiene course responsibilities. Candidates for this position must have excellent dental hygiene clinical skill, and outstanding organizational, communication and facilitation abilities. Expertise in process, end product and competency evaluation is required.

We are seeking an individual who is flexible and who communicates well with students and faculty and is able to effectively establish and maintain working relationship with supervising personnel, co-workers, dental hygiene clinical faculty and the public.

To apply: Applications may be filed online at look under employment opportunities.

Dental Hygiene Assistant Professor

Location: Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College)

Department Location: Science and Allied Health

General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The Department’s primary focus will include theory and clinical instruction of dental hygiene students, with the goal of helping students fulfill mastery of entry-level competencies. Initial teaching assignments will include first-year and second-year dental hygiene clinics.

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Director, Dental Hygiene Program

The Dental Hygiene Program at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, invites applicants to apply for a full-time, teacher-scholar track position; 4 days per week, 52 weeks per year; tenure eligible; reporting to the Chairperson of the Department of Periodontics. Responsibilities include administratively managing the program, curriculum management, faculty development, admissions oversight, accreditation oversight, teaching responsibilities, and student advising.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.