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PT Dental Assisting Instructor

Job Type:

Part Time

Job Overview & Description

The Dental Assisting Instructor will be responsible for teaching adult students the skills and theory in the Dental Assisting curriculum. The Adult & Continuing Education Dental Instructor is to provide theoretical and hands-on instruction to students in activities and competencies designed to promote social, intellectual and employment growth. The Dental Instructor will be responsible for conducting learning programs and associated materials for students with the ultimate goal of producing entry-level skilled and employable students. Program responsibilities include the coordination of the physical and instructional resources necessary to successfully deliver all YCST Dental Assisting program.

The Dental Instructor’s role is to teach a wide range of courses related to this Diploma Program and other courses and classes as assigned. The Instructor shall be responsible for successfully teaching subject matter to adult as well as High School students in the program, on site or at satellite locations, including satisfactory classroom management and record keeping, referring students to, or notifying the Supervisor of issues or problems that must be dealt with administratively. The Instructor is expected to present a professional and positive image personally, and as a representative of the school and its programs.

The individual hired to the position of Dental Assisting Instructor must meet the following qualifications and conditions:

  1. A minimum of four years documented paid working experience in the technical field.

  2. Must hold one of the following credentials: A graduate of an approved postsecondary dental assisting program accredited by the National Council on Dental Education along with certification as a dental assistant, OR A graduate from a postsecondary college for dental hygienists along with licensure as a dental hygienist by the PA State Board of Dentistry OR Hold a current Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) license by the PA State Board of Dentistry.

  3. Ability to communicate with a diverse group of students, coworkers, and the community in a manner which demonstrates dignity and respect.

  4. Must meet all legal requirements, including criminal and child abuse clearances and other items required by law.

The Dental Assisting Instructor must have the ability to perform the following essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Instruct students in universal precautions, OSHA regulations, communications skills, computer literacy, psychology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and nutrition. Dental Science instruction shall include content in dental materials, dental radiography, oral anatomy, histology, oral embryology, oral pathology and therapeutics. Clinical science should emphasis the principles and application of office management, chair-side assisting, dental emergencies and legal/ethical aspects of dental practice. Clinical practice is an integral part of the program designed to perfect students’ competence in performing dental assisting functions.

  • Update/develop curriculum to keep current with industry standards and trends.

  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit grade reports as required.

  • Create a positive environment conducive toward learning.

  • Work cooperatively with other staff members and promote a cohesive team-based approach to the program and curriculum.

  • Aid in the selection and ordering of all books, tools, supplies, and equipment.

  • Develop connections with local businesses and outside organizations to promote internships, sponsorships, and/or job placement.

  • Attend school functions and professional development sessions (on or off site) as required.

  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned by the Assistant Director of Adult Education

  • Work with occupational advisory committees and student organizations to further learning goals.

  • Maintain accurate records for attendance, progress charts and grade reports.

  • Observe all policies as set forth in the instructor handbook.

  • Be prepared for each class.

  • Must be ethical in all decisions, doing what is best for student and school.

  • Serve as a mentor and teacher in the development of specific skills relevant to the industry or course of study.

About York Tech

For over 50 years, the York County School of Technology has provided high-quality, dynamic academic and technical education to its students. As a result, York Tech graduates are both career and college ready, and we have been ranked as the #1 comprehensive technical school in the state of Pennsylvania. We're proud to serve a diverse population of 1,700 students from 14 sending school districts in York County. You can learn more about our programs and students in the following videos.

Mission Statement

The York County School of Technology is dedicated to providing high quality, dynamic academic and technical education for students, emphasizing professional skills while fostering the development of compassionate, lifelong learners who appreciate unique differences of other individuals and cultures.

Shared Values

In order to accomplish our mission, the York Tech community has embraced six core values: professionalism, empathy, innovation, optimism, integrity, and perseverance.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The York County School of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Gerry Mentz, Director of Student Services, at 2179 S. Queen Street; York, Pennsylvania 17402; 717-741-0820 x5108; or

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