Dental Assistant Instructor - Part-time/Evening

Jan 27, 2023 11:51pm
Tucson, Arizona
Instruct and implement the Dental Assistant program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.

Work days & hours are Tuesday & Thursday, approximately 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm.



  • 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.


  • 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.