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Supervising Dentist

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Position Information

Working Title Supervising Dentist
Brief Position Overview

The Supervising Dentist serves both the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs at Great Falls College MSU. The responsibilities are commensurate with the duties of the Program Directors for both programs and will work closely with both Program Directors to maintain and update any policies and procedures related to safe clinic practice as required by accreditation standards or federal and state regulations.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Adjunct
Position Number
Department Dental Clinic
Division Health Sciences
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Semester
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Union Affiliation Not applicable (Temporary)
Benefits Eligible No
Compensation By Credit
Salary $50 per clinical hour
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type External

Position Details

General Statement

The Supervising Dentist reports to the Dental Hygiene Program Director and is a liaison to the professional organizations, extensive public community, and outreach programs of which both programs are involved and will interact with students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Maintain license and stay current in standards of clinic operation and clinic policies required by the ADA, accreditation and state guidelines to comply with OSHA Regulations, Dental Office Safety, HIPAA, SDS Book Guidelines, and Emergency Plans for patients and students.
• Responsible for patient care, student supervision and evaluation during Restorative Clinic sessions as needed. Restorative clinic provides limited basic treatment.
• Participate and collaborate in chair side lab as needed and prescribe and/or evaluate all radiographs for students of both programs.
• Work closely with dental hygiene clinical faculty and students in determining and applying comprehensive treatment plans for all patients.
• Collaborate as part of the dental education team through routine meetings with all clinic faculties to discuss clinic operation, student clinical requests, participate in medical records audits and review and provide feedback on students’ clinical performance.
• Examine patients for clinical signs and symptoms of soft and hard tissue pathology, compromising medical conditions, prescribe and evaluate diagnostic radiographs, or any other services that will aid the dental patient’s oral, medical, or dental health.
• Prescribe medications as needed by patients for fluoride therapy, antibiotic pre-medication, pit and fissure sealants, therapeutic agents, and others.
• Provide screening and read radiographs for dental hygiene student board patients.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

DDS or DMD from an accredited Dental Program; successfully passed the National Dental Examination; DEA Certification, and successfully passed the Western Regional Dental Board Exam and/or holds Current Montana State Licensure are all required for accreditation purposes;
• Ability to educate dental assistant and dental hygiene students in both classroom and clinical settings;
• Experience working in a team/collaborative environment;
• Experience in employing and working collaboratively with dental assistants and dental hygienists;
• Current knowledge in periodontal therapy, restorative procedures, dental materials and scientific evidence dental care;
• Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Ability to relate well to students of various ages and backgrounds; and
• Computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

• Experience teaching in a university, community or technical college setting; and
• Experience in course preparation and educational methodology.

The Successful Candidate Will
Special Requirements
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The Program
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The College

Great Falls College MSU is a comprehensive two-year college located on a beautiful 20-acre campus and serves approximately 2000 students a year, including students taking courses and programs online. It is one of four units of Montana State University and MSU’s only “stand-alone” two-year college. An extensive renovation and expansion project in 2010 added three state-of-the-art science labs, an expansive library and resource center, and an Industrial Trades building. An infant through preschool learning center was built in 2012 to provide early learning opportunities for children of students and the community. Renovations include a one-stop Student Central area, remodeled bookstore, a community conference center, and additional space for the Lifelong Learning & Workforce Development Departments and College Communications, Marketing & Development. MSU – Northern’s Great Falls satellite campus is located at Great Falls College MSU, offering 4-year and graduate degrees. The College has a reputation for high-quality educational programming delivered with a student-centered philosophy.
The College constantly evaluates its educational offerings to provide challenging, high-demand programs leading to transfer Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, and terminal Associate of Applied Science degrees. One-year Certificates and professional certifications are also offered. As a comprehensive two-year college, credit and non-credit community enrichment, customized training and contract courses are provided. Day, evening, weekend, and online classes are offered.

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Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number F00049P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 03/28/2018
Close Date 04/30/2018
Open until filled Yes
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Diversity Statement

Great Falls College Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the College does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the College’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Great Falls College Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, GFC MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405; 406-268-3712;

GFC MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the GFC MSU Website:

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. List of References
  5. License and Certification
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