Under general supervision, primarily as a trainer/team leader
providing individual or group training to dental students.
1. Orients students to the clinical program.
2. Assists at chairside and coaches students on the applicable
principles of dental practice which may be unique to the practice
3. Participates in didactic presentations on dental assisting.
4. Assists in the assessment of practitioner performance.
5. Performs all of the duties of a Dental Assistant II.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Four years as a dental assistant, one year of which must
have been spent providing training to dental students.
QUALIFICATION: Qualification by the Maryland State Board of Dental
Examiners in Dental Radiation Technology.
CERTIFICATION: Certification as a General Duty Dental Assistant by
the Dental Assisting National Board.
Comprehensive knowledge in the principles of dental assisting theory,
technique, and practice. Skill in procedures using sit-down
four-handed dentistry techniques. Skill in the use of dental
instruments and equipment. Ability to wear and work in personal
protective equipment. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to
train and evaluate dental students in specific techniques.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine ability to perform the job.
Employees in this job class must be CPR certified within the first
twelve months of employment, and must meet and maintain the
requirements for current dental assisting. Overtime, weekend, on-call,
and shift work may be required in some positions.