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Dental Assistant Job in Houston, TX (200622)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 200622 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:01/12/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:None Specified
Location: Houston, TX 77024
 
Description
Instruct and implement the Dental Assistant program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • 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 established curriculum. • 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 transcripts. • 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 individually. • 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • 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 applicable. • 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.