Dental Hygienist

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

August 15, 2022


Posting Information

Posting Information

Department ASOD Dental Faculty Practice-438000

Career Area Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other) Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 08/03/2022 Application Deadline 08/15/2022 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Dental Hygienist - Journey Salary Grade Equivalent GN10 Working Title Dental Hygienist Position Number 00055120 Vacancy ID P015743 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $50,369 - $63,000 Pay Band Information

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC Adams School of Dentistry Dental Faculty Practice provides general and specialty dental and maxillofacial treatment with faculty from various clinical departments and groups (i.e. general dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, dental implants, oral medicine, orofacial pain, periodontics, prosthodontics, pathology, radiology, special care, and endodontics). The clinical team consists of caring and competent clinical assistants, hygienists, administrative and financial personnel. An advantage to patients is that they can see multiple dental specialists as part of the same practice; these specialists are clinicians, educators and researchers that are committed to providing the highest quality of care for their patients.

Position Summary

This position is eligible for a $750 sign-on bonus, to be paid within 90 days of hire.

The Dental Hygienist is a primary care oral health professional, licensed in dental hygiene to provide education, assessment, research, administrative, diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services that support overall health through the promotion of optimal oral health. The Dental Hygienist will support the the Dental Faculty Practice. Dental hygienists work in partnership with all members of the dental team. Dentists and dental hygienists practice together as colleagues, each offering professional expertise for the goal of providing optimum oral health care to the public. The distinct roles of the dental hygienist and dentist complement and augment the effectiveness of each professional and contribute to a collaborative environment.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Licensed to practice as a Dental Hygienist in the State of North Carolina.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and regulations governing general dental hygiene, patient care protocols, medical guidelines, clinical procedures in general dental hygiene and patient care management. Candidate must have ability to apply continual learning of new clinical treatments, techniques, and technologies in the field of dental hygiene and ability to perform general and specialized patient services consistent with the Dental Hygiene Practice Act. Ability to make appropriate referrals and completes charting. Ability to educate the patient in proper oral hygiene and alternative treatment methods. Ability to discuss alternative treatments with other dental professional. Ability to apply knowledge of educational theory and techniques in the field of dental health. Ability to communicate both verbally and written in executing responsibilities and dealing with patients, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Bachelor's or Master's in Dental Hygiene. At least 3 years of experience in dental hygiene. At least 2 years of experience in treating patients with periodontal disease.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical/Mental Requirements

The Dental Hygienist is expected to stand and/or sit for an extended period of time with or without accommodation. Mental concentration for patient treatment and precise handling of dental instruments is essential.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements Clinic – UNCH or ACC, Patient care involved Special Instructions Quick Link https: //

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Certification/licenses
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education/licensure for the Dental Hygienist position.
  • High School diploma or equivalent and license to practice as a dental hygenist in the State of North Carolina.
  • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in any field and license to practice as a dental hygenist in the State of North Carolina.
  • None of the above
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