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Clinical Assistant Professor - Oral Surgery - CDMA

Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona
Closing date
Jul 4, 2024

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Midwestern University’s Dental Institute is seeking applicants for a full time or part time faculty position in our Oral Surgery clinic.  Applicant should be a board-eligible/certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.  This position will augment the institute’s clinical, academic and research programs.  Applicant must be willing and interested in the education of pre-doctoral students.  The candidate must be proficient in the day-to-day surgical treatment and oversight that falls within the scope of an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon. That scope of practice includes all dentoalveolar procedures, major and minor bone grafting (including sinus lifts for future implant placement), dental implants, soft tissue grafting, and benign pathology, along with any other procedures falling within the normal scope of OMFS dentoalveolar practice.  Candidate should be familiar with the following software applications, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and dental implant planning software.   


Candidates must have earned a DDS/DMD degree and a specialty degree in their field of dentistry and show evidence of scholarly activity in their field of dentistry. S/he should have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a private practice or at an academic health center. The candidate must be able to obtain an unrestricted DEA license, must have or be able to obtain an AZ license to practice dentistry, and must be able to obtain a 1302 and 1303 anesthesia permit for AZ.  S/he should additionally be an experienced administrator whose background includes leadership in the oversight of clinical dentistry associated with their field. S/he should be a person committed to educating and empowering students with a wide range of clinical and academic abilities.

Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences, this Specialty Faculty will:

  • Become competent in the use of axiUm the clinical management system
  • Maintain an open-door policy for students in need of assistance or counseling
  • Establish a welcoming atmosphere to improve morale and to promote collegiality among students, staff and faculty
  • Be a positive role model for students
  • Manage continuity of patient care each clinical session
  • Assist all students in assigned bay with quality patient care
  • Demonstrate clinical treatment on patients assigned to students
  • Be responsible for the attendance of students under their supervision
  • Help address problems of staff and students under their supervision
  • Help identify discrepancies in patient needs and patient assignments among the students
  • Supervise students in their specialty area; specialty faculty will:
    • Measure and record patient temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and assist students during patient exams
    • Assist students with administration of anesthesia and in placement and removal of sutures
    • Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and operate resuscitative equipment
    • Dispose appropriately of contaminated waste
    • Load and unload radiographic film cassettes, protect self, student and patient from excessive ionizing radiation exposure; expose bitewing, periapical, occlusal radiographs and panoramic radiographs
    • Supervise activities of dental students
    • Provide technical guidance to students
    • Ensure comfort, safety, and cleanliness of dental facilities
    • Ensure comfort and safety of the patients supervised
    • Instruct students in work techniques and procedures
    • Evaluate student and staff performance; counsel personnel and prepare evaluation reports on students.
  • Prepare administrative, technical, patient and manpower reports 
  • Establish and monitor stock level for supplies and equipment 
  • Complete requisitions for and oversee maintenance of dental supplies and equipment in the specialty area
  • Prepare periodic and special reports concerning personnel, patients, dental care and treatment operations
  • Assure that all case completions have an exit exam
  • Coordinate the teaching and evaluation of professionalism and clinical practice management skills of the students
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
  • Meet regularly with the Assistant/Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences.

If you would like to learn more about this position or about the College of Dental Medicine, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University’s online job board:

  1. Visit
  2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  3. Select “View Current Job Openings”
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category and “Arizona Campus” for location
  5. Note that although faculty positions are usually listed as Assistant Professor, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.
  6. Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Steven Call, D.D.S., M.S.L., F.I.C.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Education
Midwestern University
College of Dental Medicine
5855 W. Utopia Road
Glendale, AZ 85308

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


Qualifications Education Required Doctorate or better.


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