Pure Dental Assistant Instructor- DFW

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas-Fort Worth
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Part Time


Reports directly to the Academy Director.  The Dental Assisting Instructor is primarily responsible for educating students on dental assisting fundamentals. They are also responsible for the support of the development, implementation, management, and teaching of the curriculum. The Dental Assisting Instructor will also provide all classroom/laboratory instruction and will be responsible for training site acquisition, student placement, and supervision.  They assist in managing all aspects of the program including organization, administration, review, planning, development, reporting, and general effectiveness.


Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare for each class by reviewing the curriculum, lab stations, and PowerPoint presentations provided
  • Deliver Instructor Led Training with PowerPoint-based lectures, supplementing with real-life work experience as needed
  • Demonstrate dental skills/procedures and assist students as they practice hands-on in the lab
  • Evaluate individual/group performance and make any necessary adjustments to meet student learning needs
  •  Prepare lesson/unit plans and develop course material and evaluation tools as needed, with approval of Academy Director
  • Research and development of current standards related to the instructional area 
  • Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning
  • Notify students of make-up work due
  • Tutor students during make-up time
  •  Monitor students during make-up time
  • Maintain student records, grades, and attendance
  • Evaluate students on professionalism (appearance/dress code, attitude, cooperation)
  •  Attend orientations, staff meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled
  •  Assist with preparations for graduation ceremonies
  •  Attend graduation ceremonies
  •  Assist in inventory and ordering of supplies and texts
  •  Maintain classrooms in a neat and orderly fashion
  •  Assist in maintenance of equipment and report any down equipment issues
  • Assist in administrative duties as needed
  • Is accessible to students during formal office hours and other times as needed. 
  •  Assist in the department budget planning process 
  •  Coordinate student externships
  •  Assist with interviews and hiring as needed
  •  Attend professional development activities including but not limited to professional association seminars, industry conferences, professional-related meetings and workshops, and research writing, for profession-specific publications
  •  Attend training for program supervisors provided for the improvement of education-related management skills
  •  Attend other required meetings and training 


Non-essential Job Functions

  • Participates in company social media and advertising efforts
  • Participates in recruiting and marketing events
  • Participates in company outings and team-building events



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (preferred); a minimum of associate degree required
  • Five years of dental assisting experience, or three years of teaching in the field of dental assisting.
  • Possession of a valid credential (Certified or Registered Dental Assistant or a licensed dentist) and proficiency in four-handed and/or six-handed dentistry principles
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certificate 
  • Three Years experience with a school-wide discipline program and diverse student population.
  • Ability to coordinate and evaluate the instructional process for all dental assisting curriculum.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, while establishing and maintaining effective collaboration with other administrators, employees, students, parents, and members of the community.
  • Possess strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage a team and establish cooperative working relationships
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Skill in using personal computers and a variety of software applications
  • Enthusiasm for improving academic and vocational achievement.
  • Background in computer technology and a learning management system


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