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(Archived) Assistant/Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry

Last Updated: 4/08/24

Job Description

Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine seeks a pediatric dentist as full-time, clinical faculty for our new dental school in Joplin, Missouri. The faculty member will be responsible for the development of the didactic, pre-clinical and clinical pediatric dentistry curriculum, integrating evidence-based best practices with clinical patient care as well as guiding current research and scholarly activity in pediatric dentistry. The Pediatric Dentistry faculty member will collaborate with, and educate the dental Group Practice Leaders, Assistant Group Practice Leaders, simulation faculty, and clinical faculty in the current science of pediatric dentistry for patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Candidates must demonstrate a passion for pediatric dentistry and the application of pediatric didactic principles to preclinical and clinical patient care. a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced, academic environment
  • Develop goals, objectives and policies for the pediatric dental education program within the KCU College of Dental Medicine
  • Implement and deliver the pediatric didactic curriculum including pre-clinical materials, simulation and laboratory exercises
  • Integrate evidence-based best practices with clinical patient care and guide current research and scholarly activity in pediatric dentistry
  • Assure the safe and effective delivery of pediatric dental care by the dental students
  • Demonstrate and guide appropriate behavioral management techniques when indicated
  • Deliver clinical pediatric patient care as needed
  • Serve as an advisor, coach and/or mentor to dental students expressing a desire for advanced education in pediatric dentistry
  • Mentor dental student research in the area of pediatric dentistry when applicable
  • Serve as faculty advisor for community-based activities in the realm of pediatric dentistry
  • Conduct summative and formative pre-clinical and clinical student assessment in pediatric dentistry
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervising faculty or Dean


  • D.D.S./D.M.D. degree
  • Certificate of completion of a CODA accredited Advanced Education Program in pediatric dentistry
  • Current Missouri dental license or have an active dental license in a US state or Canada and be eligible for licensure in Missouri
  • Must be board-certified or board-eligible in pediatric dentistry

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Company Details

The Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, Missouri, welcomed its first class of 80 students in July 2023 – educating future dentists to serve communities-in-need through a team-based, comprehensive care general practice model. As we continue to grow, we are adding faculty to help educate the next generation of dentists. Our focus is on serving the underserved and supporting...