Dental Assistant Instructor
Pima Medical Institute - Colorado Springs, CO

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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 counsel 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.

  • Graduate of an accredited Dental Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a Dental Assistant.
  • Four (4) years of job-related training and experience is required for instructors who have not graduated from an accredited dental program.
  • Must hold current dental and teaching licenses, certifications or other designations as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
  • X-ray certification required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and dental computer software.

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