Two Locations to Serve You:

Buckhead – just 3 miles south of I-285 on Roswell Road
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Marietta – in East Cobb, Roswell Road, just west of Johnson’s Ferry
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Started in 1987, Dental Careers Institute, Inc. is the oldest and most experienced dental assisting program of its kind in the country. Our reputation with metro Atlanta dentists is second to none; there is hardly a dental practice in Atlanta which hasn’t hired one of our graduates. Many dentists send us students to train for them. Ask YOUR dentist about us!

Our graduates are ready for employment immediately upon graduation. They are NOT required to participate in MANDATORY, unpaid externships. Other schools REQUIRE you to work in free externships because they have not taught you the clinical skills needed in a dental practice while attendeding that school. Doctors who hire our graduates constantly praise their skill level.

Just click on “Registration Information” above to see our tuition payment options. We accept WIA grants and MyCAA (active military spouse) grants. Our program is 10 weeks because we won’t waste your time teaching you math, English, accounting, etc., which these year-long programs do in order to justify their $20,000 tuition. We have had many students come to us after dropping out of these year-long programs, disgusted that after 8 months, they had not yet touched any dental equipment!

You will be taught in an actual, practicing dental office by dental professionals, NOT sitting in a vocational school classroom. Our morning lecture uses state-of-the-art PowerPoint presentations. Our afternoon dental clinic session is just steps away. Our clinic has the absolute latest in dental technology, including digital xrays, CAD-CAM, and state-of-the-art treatment room equipment.

Classes meet every week for 10 weeks. Friday and Saturday classes meet from 8:30AM to 5PM and the weekday group meets on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9:30 PM. Everything is included in the tuition fee: books, uniform, equipment, materials, clinical supplies, home study materials, and our FREE Job Referral Service. Every week, dentists all over Atlanta call us for our current roster of graduates. We have a teacher-to-student ratio of 1 instructor for every 4 students. There is NO OTHER SCHOOL in Atlanta which can match that teacher-student ratio.

We are a recognized state teaching institution, authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions ( Our school is listed at the Georgia Dental Association's website.

A career of helping people improve their dental health will be rewarding and enormously satisfying for you. No two days will ever be the same and you will LOVE coming to work as never before.