Dental Assisting I Instructor, part-time

Dental Assisting I Instructor, part-time


Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: 252-222-6000

Job Location

Morehead City, NC


$30 to $35 per hour



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Closes: Thursday, May 2, 2024

Target Start Date

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

part-time, less than 29 hours per week

Reports to

VP Corporate & Community Education

Employment Type

Part-time, temporary

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Must meet one of the following requirements:
1.  Baccalaureate degree or higher, or;
2.  Earn a baccalaureate degree within three years of the date of hire

Additional requirements:
1.  Three years of clinical experience as a dental assistant
2. Hold current certification in Dental Assisting from the Dental Assisting National Board
3. Experience and proficiency in curriculum development, instruction, and evaluation is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional skills, knowledge, and attributes within the dental assisting profession. 
  • Classroom and laboratory instructional techniques and procedures.
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional techniques and procedures.
  • Current trends, dental assisting best practice, research and development in the area of assignment.
  • Principles and techniques involved in test development and administration.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Position Description

Carteret Community College (Morehead City, NC) is accepting applications for a part-time Dental Assisting instructor to provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students and assist in program development.   Hourly salary is $30 to $35 per hour.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Apply online at

The instructor will train students to assist dentists during patient procedures,  prepare treatment rooms, sterilize instruments, and maintain patient records, as well as taking dental X-rays, scheduling appointments, and educating patients on oral hygiene.  They will also instruct students in compliance with infection control protocols  

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students.
  • Develop class outlines and establish guidelines for various courses; prepare lesson plans and supplemental teaching materials; schedule classroom activities and select appropriate texts.
  • Encourage a variety of teaching strategies to foster critical thinking and clinical applications.
  • Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student academic and clinical performance; grade and record individual scores
  • Review available instructional materials; estimate time, materials, and equipment required for various assignments; submit requests for materials, supplies and equipment to program director 
  • Supervise the use of and operation of various instructional equipment; provide instructional demonstrations on mechanical machinery or other equipment as appropriate; develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate.
  • Participate in systematic program evaluation.
  • Participate in curriculum development, evaluation and change; ensure that the curriculum contributes to the development of skills, knowledge and abilities, which prepare students to enter into the profession
  • Act as an advisor and counselor to students; provide individual tutoring to students outside of the classroom as needed
  • Attend faculty and advisory committee meetings as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintain other records and databases according to program needs.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and changes in various assigned academic fields and clinical setting; participate in professional development programs, observation at clinical sites, workshops, seminars and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area.
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts.
  • Participate on college committees and in other institutional activities and programs 
  • Serve as liaison for the Dental Assisting Program with other health science programs, college departments, division, agencies, industries, organizations, and community partners.
  • Ensure adherence to safe and appropriate work practices and procedures.
  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revise and improve lesson format; evaluate various textbooks and select books to be used for future classes.
  • Assist other program instructors in teaching and lab experiences
  • Travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Interpret and apply College goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain professional, cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
  1.              Making observations
  2.             Reading and writing
  3.             Communicating with others
  4.             Operating assigned equipment
  5.             Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of:
  1.              Making sound decisions
  2.             Responding to questions
  3.             Demonstrating intellectual capabilities


How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Human Resources Office

Carteret Community College

3505 Arendell Street

Morehead City, NC 28557

252-222-6275 office

252-222-6006 fax