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 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 or an institution located outside of the United States and its territories in Dental Assisting 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.
- Three (3) years occupational (i.e., practical) experience in Dental Assisting.
- Certified or Registered Dental Assistant (CDA or RDA) or a licensed dentist. Dentists are not required to hold the CDA or RDA credential.
- Current license, certification, or other credential as required by local, state, or federal laws to work in the Dental Assistant field.
- Proficient in didactic and clinical four-handed and/or six-handed dentistry principles.
- Aware of state requirements governing dental assisting programs.
- Verbal and written communications skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.
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