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Dental Assistant Instructor - NWC - Van Nuys
Title:Dental Assistant Instructor - NWC - Van Nuys
Location:North-West College - Van Nuys
Status:Non-exempt (hourly) / Part Time
Salary Range:Depending on Experience

Become part of a stable and growing system of seven campuses in California and Nevada which is a leader in Medical Career Training since 1966.

North-West College is part of a stable and growing system of nine campuses in California and Nevada which is a leader in Medical Career Training since 1966.

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Our everyday mission is to train students in short term programs for gainful employment

Location: Van Nuys  - Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or both - program starts September 5th, 2017


Responsible for the development, implementation, management, and teaching of a curriculum that will qualify persons for employment in a dental office setting. The instructor will also provide all classroom/laboratory instruction. The instructor will be responsible for training site acquisition, student placement, and supervision.


  • Provides related instruction and supervises student training in dental offices
  • Prepares and submits a program budget and is responsible for making requests for materials and supplies not to exceed the amount and type of expenditures set forth in the approved budget
  • At the completion or termination of a student’s training, submits a report of the total number of hours of training the student received and the related skills achieved
  • Assists in student placement activities
  • Accurately and punctually submits to the director all forms and information needed for attendance accounting and grade reporting
  • Establishes an advisory committee to include representations from dental care providers and agencies
  • Holds a minimum of one meeting of this committee during each school year
  • Attends staff meetings and other meetings as shall be required by director
  • Performs other duties related to this position
  • Observes and abides by the administrative policies for credentialed personnel set forth by the College
  • Prepares and submits a course of study including program objectives, student performance objectives and daily lesson plans


  • Knowledge of dental practices and procedures including practical ethics and confidentiality
  • Basic dental records, charts, and forms; dental terminology; knowledge of instructional methods and techniques which are used in assisting persons to gain the skills needed for entry level positions in dental assisting
  • Knowledge of sources of instructional materials appropriate to such training; specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for achieving employment as a dental assistant
  • Knowledge of employment trends in dental office occupations
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently without constant supervision
  • Skill to develop program goals and student performance objectives
  • Analyze and evaluate abilities and aptitudes and prescribe instructional techniques and methods to assist persons in reading outlined performance objectives
  • Interpersonal skills to gain the interest, respect, and cooperation of students
  • Problem solving skills to analyze instructional situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action to obtain maximum learning
  • Ability to implement behavior modification techniques into practical situations
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Skill to effectively use and operate audio-visual and other equipment normally used for instructing this occupation.


  • Minimum of three years in the field as a Dental Assistant.
  • Graduated from a Dental Assistant Program from a accredited institution
  • Is currently certified or a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or a licensed dentist, and is proficient in handed and/or six-handed dentistry principle
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