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Dental Assisting Instructor

companyBlue Cliff College
locationMetairie, LA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


Blue Cliff College is seeking a Dental Assisting Instructor. This position will perform a variety of routine duties, as needed, to teach dental assisting to students using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures and demonstrations and using audiovisual aids to supplement the presentations. 


  • Performs performance-based objectives and outlines for course of study following curriculum guidelines and requirements of the college and state and federal initiatives.
  • Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in the dental assisting profession, and lectures on theory, techniques and terminology; prepares outline of instructional programs and studies and assembles materials to be presented.
  • Instructs students in subject areas such as use, maintenance and the safe operation of tools and equipment, codes or regulations related to the Dental Assisting Program.
  • Instructs students in the importance of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, resourcefulness, and good work habits in obtaining employment as Dental Assistants.
  • Assigns lessons to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress; reports to Lead Instructor and Registrar.
  • Presents subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lectures, discussions or demonstrations; ensures use of classroom time is organized and that instruction and clean-up (if applicable) can be accomplished within the allotted time.
  • Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts; responds to basic student questions; may initiate study groups in preparation for examinations.
  • Enforces classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintains classroom discipline; utilizes effective classroom management techniques.
  • Attends meetings and trainings per requirements of Lead Instructor, Program Chair or Director of Education; participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and professional development workshops.
  • File an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the appropriate Program Chair.
  • Conduct class evaluations and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy.
  • Make suggestions to the Program Chair concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college.
  • Complete annual goals setting and performance review with the Program Chair, approved by the Director of Education.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a Certified Dental Assistant by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), required.
  • Associate Degree and a diploma in Dental Assisting or an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene, preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of directly or closely related work experience. 
  • Some level of teaching or training experience, preferred. 


  • Knowledge on how to formulate and articulate policies, procedures, expectations, and practices. 
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical skills such as percentages, fractions, etc. 
  • Knowledge of educational measurement. 
  • Familiarity with operating a calculator, copier, fax machine, television, and VCR. 


  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Sound instructional skills. 
  • Able to exercise sound judgement and be able to develop programs and curricula to meet industry standards.


  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. 
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team. 
  • Ability to work effectively with students, peers, and community. 
  • Ability to work with professional integrity and discretion.


In the spirit of pay transparency, we can share that the pay range for this position is $20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience . Please keep in mind that this range is the base pay only and does not consider other components that make up the total rewards package for the position. If you are hired, your overall compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, and/or experience which may result in total compensation outside of this range.


Education Management, Inc. (dba Blue Cliff College) is committed to preparing students to function proficiently in a competitive society in the career of their choice and to create within them an awareness of professional and social responsibility, along with an appreciation of principles of ethical conduct. Blue Cliff College employs a diverse team of individuals dedicated to inspiring students to strive for excellence and to achieve maximum personal potential. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, as well as a business casual work environment and flexible work schedule because we understand your personal life is as important as your professional life. If you’re dedicated and ready to work for an organization that cares about you, please apply online.


Featured benefits for full-time team members include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Critical illness, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Pet insurance and pet discount program
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off

Equal Opportunity Employment
Blue Cliff College and Current HR ("organizations") provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the organizations comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which it has operations. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, and compensation.

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