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DA – Dental Assisting Instructor Qualifications

DA Instructor

Instructor must have current CDA (Certified Dental Assistant), Oregon Radiology Proficiency, Oregon EFDA and Sealant Certificates; Bachelor’s Degree required; Clinical Experience of 5 years in a FT position either as a general chair-side assistant or as a dental assisting instructor. A dental hygiene license or dentist license could substitute for the dental assisting certificates.

Related Instruction

For DA courses in which Related Instruction is embedded, instructor must have

  • Evidence of recent continuing education in the areas of
    • team building and/or dental practice management skills (Human Relations and Communication)
    • dental materials manipulation and fabrication of impressions, temporary crowns, and study casts (Computation) and
  • Experience in curriculum design, teaching or training (Human Relations)

Approved December 2015

DA Instructor Qualifications prior to December 2105