Laboratory Assistant - Dental Assistant

Pima Medical Institute
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555 S. Renton Village Place, Suite 400Renton, WA98057

Provides assistance in the education of students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.


  • Coordinate with program faculty to develop and implement Lab scenarios. 
  • Schedule and meet on regular basis with students. 
  • Schedule and meet on regular basis with Didactic Instructor of specialty area. 
  • Implement and communicate feedback to Didactic Instructor, Clinical Director and/or Program Director regarding individual student learning and needs. 
  • Maintain all records on student performance, testing, progression, and written assignments in conjunction with course instructor and ensure files are kept confidential. 
  • Demonstrate and maintain familiarity with program and course objectives. 
  • Maintain familiarity with all clinical skills equipment and operation. 
  • Participate in faculty in services and professional organizations. 
  • Advise students regarding academic performance. 
  • Assist in grading student homework and quizzes, based on instructor keys. 
  • Assist instructor at the end of each module and ensures all check off sheets are complete, signed and turned into Administration in a timely manner. 
  • Check supplies and prepare requests for the Faculty Coordinator or Office Assistant. 
  • May assist with preparing and copying materials for class. 

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 applicable.
  • Verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.
  • 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.