Instructor, Dental Assisting

Instructor, Dental Assisting


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Perry Health Science Campus, Raleigh NC


$50,688.00 - $53,352.00 Annually


Full Time State

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Closes: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Target Start Date

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Expected Work Hours

Varies semester to semester as determined by department head

Reports to

Deparment Head

Employment Type

Full Time Annual Permanent

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of American Dental Association accreditation process

Knowledge of dental assisting clinic and equipment

Knowledge of four-handed dentistry and ergonomics

Knowledge of the current blood borne pathogen standard requirements regarding infection control and HazCom standards

Clinical competence in the performance of Dental Assisting II skills as recognized by the North Carolina State  Board of Dental Examiners

Current CPR Certification

Able to use a wide variety of teaching methods to promote learning

Be innovative, creative, motivated

Ability to exhibit good interpersonal skills and work well with others

Able to maintain records accurately and be able to meet deadlines consistently

Good organizational skills

Knowledge of and facility with technology and software including, computers, and web-based resources such as BlackBoard.

Able to perform normal duties with minimal supervision

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative, enthusiasm, and a sincere interest in helping students reach their maximum potential


Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 6 hours completed coursework in teaching methodology

Graduate of an American Dental Association Accredited Dental Assisting Program

Unofficial transcripts, National Board Certified Dental Assistant Certificate (DANB-CDA), proof of completion of teaching methodology coursework, and CPR Card must be attached with your online application prior to submission or submitted to Human Resources immediately upon completing the application.  If your transcripts are not submitted, your application may not receive full consideration.

Dental Assisting II Status according to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners

Must be eligible to Coronal Polish and obtain dental radiographs/images in the State of North Carolina according to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners requirements

CPR certified, Health Care Provider level

Three years of current experience as a Chair-side Dental Assistant and/or three years of current experience teaching as a full time faculty member within an accredited dental assisting program

Training within the past 12 months for Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazcom

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Adult Education or Health Care Education

Position Description

This position is responsible for providing effective instruction for assigned courses; including didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction.       


 Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

* Instructs and guides the class in an efficient and effective manner

* Maintains accurate records of student work and attendance

* Prepares thoroughly for each instructional hour

* Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment

* Grades and returns student work in a timely manner

* Counsels students regarding their grades and progress in the course

*Responsible for Material Safety Data Sheets documentation and conversion to the GHS system according to OSHA guidelines and responsible for Hazcom Materials/disposal

Constructs classroom materials that support the goals of the course

Designs curriculum and a schedule of instruction

Maintains regular office hours

Stays abreast of most current teaching methods and technology in the classroom

Uses assessment techniques to improve learning and teaching

Serves on college or department committees as needed

Attends professional development opportunities when possible

Assists with establishing goals and objectives for the course, selecting text and constructing a syllabus

Maintains communication with instructors from other divisions in order to keep courses up-to-date and appropriate

Participate in graduation exercises

Job Post Contact

Human Resources