Dental Hygiene Instructor RDH (Didactic and Clinical) | Full-Time | Days |

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Instruct and monitor students in the Dental Hygiene Program in a classroom and clinical setting in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.


  • Demonstrate and maintain familiarity with program and course objectives.
  • Prepare and deliver instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon established curriculum.
  • Implement daily lesson plans and class activities to reflect related Program competencies.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings.
  • Monitor attendance of students and coordinate with the Program Director and Student Services Coordinator when absences occur. Prepare attendance reports for the course taught for the office management department.
  • Maintain student grades and files by established policies. Prepare midterm and final grades for each course taught and review them with students.
  • Monitor student academic progress and inform Program Director when a student’s grade average does not meet the minimum requirement of 77%. Collaborate with Program Director to develop remediation activities as needed.
  • Counsel students in coordination with Clinical Director and Program Director.
  • Monitor students in the classroom. Ensures academic policies are adhered to by students.
  • Provide dental hygiene students with tutoring assistance as needed. Refer students to the Student Services Coordinator if assistance is beyond the instructor’s scope or at the student's request. The Student Services Coordinator will assist students in identifying outside agencies that specialize in tutoring services meeting specific needs.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented. 


  • Baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • Graduate of a Dental Hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental accreditation.
  • Three (3) years of full-time clinical experience as a Dental Hygienist or Dentist.
  • Must have a current license, certification, or another credential as required by local, state, and/or federal laws to work in the Dental Hygiene field.
  • Current knowledge of the specific subjects taught.
  • Documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and computer skills.