Instruct and implement the Dental Assistant program to educate students in
accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.
• Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled
activities and materials of modules.
• Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and
• Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with
Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance
reports weekly for the office management department.
• Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student
withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program.
Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
• Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare
final grades at the end of each module to update student records and
• Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum
and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
• Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community service field trips, and
visits to clinics and dental offices.
• Prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students in class and
• Assist and advise student with Dental Assistant program curriculum.
• May assist with the inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment.
• Monitor students in the laboratory. Demonstrate and assist students with
lab procedures and ensure safety precautions are adhered to.
• May assist and coordinate externships for Dental Assistant students.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
• Graduation from an accredited Dental Assistant program recognized by the
U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(CHEA) or a graduate of an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-
based program) in Dental Assisting and three (3) years of occupational
experience as a Dental Assistant OR
• A minimum of four (4) years of job-related training and experience for those
instructors who are not graduates from an accredited Dental Assistant program.
• Proficient in didactic and clinical four-handed and/or six-handed dentistry.
• Possess current knowledge and experience in dental assisting.
• Aware of state requirements governing dental assisting programs, as
• Faculty members must be Certified Dental Assistants or Registered Dental
Assistants (CDA or RDA). Faculty members who are dentists are not required to
hold the CDA or RDA credential.
• Current licenses, certifications, or other designations as required by
local, state, or federal laws to work in the Dental Assistant field. Verbal and
written communications skills.
• Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.