Dental Assistant Instructor - Substitute

Seattle, Washington
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.


  • 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.


The State of Washington Office of Governor issued Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 21, 2021. As an operator of a higher education institution, Pima Medical Institute is required to comply with the proclamation, and therefore the following shall apply:

  • Employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. 
  • Fully vaccinated means that an individual is two weeks past the final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination unless a medical or religious exemption is requested and approved.  Information on how to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption will be available to the selected candidate in the offer letter.