Start Your Dental Career in

10 Weeks

Hands On

Learn dental procedures and instruments through hands-on interaction and experience—not through pictures in a textbook.

Authorized

Since 1991, DCI has been authorized under the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission Act of 1990.

Individualized

Experience a customized approach to learning—our classes have 12 students or fewer, with a student to instructor ratio of 4:1.

The Top dental assisting school in Georgia

Hands down. Hands on.

In 1987, Dental Careers Institute created the first 10-week dental assisting program of its kind in the country. Now, our approach has spread to every state. Our long history combined with our continually updated and innovative courses ensures that our students leave us ready for real working conditions.

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"Our founding principle is to provide a complete and comprehensive dental assistant training program, meeting all state requirements while remaining at a reasonable cost to the student."

Dr. Rich Erickson
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Our Approach

Our approach sets us apart and makes us the top dental assistant school in Atlanta—we put our students to work in the dental clinic on the very first day. We believe that hands-on experience is more beneficial than a tedious textbook-only approach. After ten weeks, students leave, well-prepared to work chairside.

Success Awaits

Our rigorous courses ensure that our students are prepared for work as soon as they graduate. And our reputation helps many of our students obtain dental assisting jobs before they finish the program.

A degree from DCI comes with options. Students often go on to work as dental assistants, enroll in dental hygiene school—and we’ve had plenty to become dentists as well.

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Upcoming Classes

We are now accepting applications for upcoming courses.
Classes usually meet capacity one month prior to the start of the term.

Buckhead

January 6th, 2021

Wed. & Thurs. Evenings

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Marietta

January 8th, 2021

Fridays

8:30am – 5:00pm

Buckhead

January 9th, 2021

Saturdays

8:30am – 5:00pm

Marietta

January 9th, 2021

Saturdays

8:30am – 5:00pm

What People Say

Anoosheh

Anoosheh

“Today was a free (charity) day at _____ Dental of Marietta, and while there were other students from other schools, I was the only one who participated in the treatment. I just want to say DR E thank you!! The money I spent at your course was well spent. Why? The students from other schools did not know any of the instruments and nothing about the dental procedures being performed. I was the only new assistant that got lots of requests from the dentists there to help them in different procedures. I feel so uplifted and good. Thank you again.”

Amber

Amber

“I wanted to let you know I am so grateful for the program you’ve put together, it was so enjoyable. I had a working interview at ________ of Atlanta the day after graduation and got the job! This profession is so rewarding! Thank you to you and all of the instructors!”

SugeyD

Sugey D.

“It’s Sugey from your winter class of 2016! Today is my second day working for Dentistry for Children and I absolutely love it! I was the one in your class who wanted to work in a pediatric and it surely happened. Just wanted to let you know and thank you for everything I learned! I put on the lead apron on the kids the way you taught us and one of my coworkers was amazed when I told her why I do it that way!”

BrieAnnaH

BrieAnna H.

“Hi Dr. E! I just wanted to inform you that I was offered a job and I accepted it and today I completed my second day! I am having a blast and I am beyond happy that I chose this office and career. I’m not sure if you sent my resume to _______ Dental, but I am so so thankful regardless. I look forward to making you proud and working hard to see what the future holds for me. Thank you again!”

JadeS

Jade S.

“Hey Dr. E! I wanted to thank you and your staff for such a wonderful experience at your school! I must admit, I was extremely nervous about going back to school, but I’m so glad I did! You all made those 10 weeks go by so fast! In those 10 weeks, I learned so much to help me get ready for my next step in life. Since I have graduated, I have been offered a position at Dr. ____ and Dr. ______ office in Roswell making $17/HR! I truly am thankful for you and your staff and have been recommending the program to anyone and everyone! Hopefully your fall classes will start to fill up soon! Let me know if you are in need of assistance with the classes as I would love to reconnect and share my testimony! Thanks again!!”

DeniseS

Denise S.

“Hi Dr.E! This is Denise S____ from the spring Friday class! I’ve been working at my job for about 4 months now! And I absolutely love it, I’m so confident in all of the work I do and I love the people I work with. Thank you so much for all the help!”

Mya

Mya

“Hi Dr. E….. Everything is going well! I started as a sterilization assistant, and now I’m a full-fledged Periodontal Surgical Assistant at North Point Periodontics! I just LOVE my job and can’t wait to get to work. Thank you and all your wonderful staff for making this possible. You have literally changed my life!”

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Stephanie J.

“I am a recent graduate of Dr. E. I currently work for ______ orthodontics in Towne Lake and I am loving what I do. I got this job two weeks before I even graduated DCI, they helped me with job interviewing skills/tips and they helped get my name out there for interviews and possible job opportunities. Being hands on from day one was a huge plus and I am so thankful for the instructors and the knowledge they provided for me to succeed in this field.”

Brianna

Brianna

“Hello, I just wanted to start off by saying THANK YOU and your team for being so wonderful. I enjoyed your dental assisting program so much! I have the opportunity to work under Dr. ______ in his Oral Surgery practice and I couldn’t be happier! I love my job and I am grateful for finding out about your dental assistant program so it could all be possible. I have told everyone I knew about it. In fact, 3 of your students in the Friday class are girls from my small town that I introduced to this program! Thank you for your personal recommendation to Dr. ______ and for all the emails after I graduated with job opportunities. What a wonderful experience I had! Thanks again.”

LaurenT

Lauren T.

“Hey Dr. Erickson I just want to say thank you for everything that you and your staff have done for me. I enjoyed DCI so much and would recommend it to anyone looking for dental assisting career. I want to let you know that I have found a job, In Johns Creek area with _______ Dentistry. I had a week long working interview and at the end of the week they said they enjoyed having me and would be more than happy to have me as a part of their team! I am very excited!”

Shanicqua

Shanicqua

“Thank you so much, I don’t know too many schools who claim job placement that come through like you. I really appreciate it.”

KelsiD

Kelsi D.

“I just wanted to let you guys know I found a job thanks to you! I got hired by Dr. ____. He has such a nice office I was really impressed! I just wanted to thank you guys for everything I really appreciate it!!”

JesusM

Jesus M.

“Hello Dr. Erickson, I just wanted to let you know that I got a job at Family Orthodontics they are going to start me off at $15 per hour I’m so happy and more excited than you can imagine.”

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Gina

“Just letting you know I have found a job super close to my home, here in Midtown! The doctor is, Dr. ________. He is an awesome dentist and I am learning so much from him. Thank You very much for all the proper preparation in to the dental field. Also, the office manager at my office is a past student of yours. Thank you for taking the time out to write the letter of recommendation for me. I am still striving towards my goal of becoming a dentist as I am retaking my higher level science pre-requisites in the Fall!! I’ll stay in touch!”

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Katyna

“I just wanted you to know about my job offer at E___ Family Dentistry with Dr. E___ and Dr. H___. They are starting at $14/h. I just want to say thank you to you, Kim, and Cassie for everything.”

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Mary

“Just wanted to let you know that I was offered a dental assisting position with Dr. K____ at ________ Pediatric Dentistry! I start Monday part-time, then after two weeks they want me working full-time at both the Woodstock and Douglasville location. I’m so excited! Thank you to you and Cassie and Kim for everything!”

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Charity

“Hello Dr. Erickson, I’ve been meaning to email you but I’m employed at _______ in Sandy Springs. I’m coming in close to the end of my three month paid internship and I don’t foresee any reason I should be going anywhere. I just love being a dental assistant and feel like I have the kind of job assistants dream about. I had the opportunity to go to the Hinman Dental Meeting today and will also be going tomorrow which is great opportunity for me. I feel so lucky to find your school and for building blocks you have given me to start this wonderful career. I’ve also gotten to build on the skills by assisting with implants as well in my office. Every day is so exciting and there is always something new to learn about to help shape me into a better assistant. Thank you again, as well as Kim and Cassie. I always brag about the school to my office as well to others looking for a great new career. Thank you so much again.”

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Kendra

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I just left the interview with G___ and I got the externship with a huge opportunity of getting the job. I actually start tomorrow. The office is a brand new office and everything is digital. 😉 yahhh! Again thank you for everything.”

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Caitlin

“I had an interview with ______ while I was still in school (last Friday class) and they found me through y’all. They offered me a full time job!! I’m so excited!! :)) they’re all SUPER nice at the office, I love it!! So I just wanted to say thank y’all!”

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Courtney

“Well Dr. Erickson, I got a job!!!!! I’m so excited! They’re located in Marietta and it’s only 30 minutes from my house! I had the interview today and they liked me so much they told me to go home and change and I could start today! This is a blessing! Thank you so much for everything! Have a great rest of the week!”

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Cinthia

“I am so happy! I got the job! I start this Monday and I even got paid for my working interview. I am so excited about my new career. Thank you so much for all your help and guidance. Thanks again!”

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Toni

“Just wanted to let you know that my daughter, Katie has a full time job at ________ Smiles, and is LOVING it! Thanks so much!”

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Erin

“I just wanted to let you both now that I have gotten a full time position with Dr. H a Periodontist! He said he knew Dr. E and that you gave me a good recommendation so thank you very much. He seems like a great guy to work for and I think I will be very happy. Thank you both for everything, I truly feel like I have made a great career move!”

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Erika

“I’m working!!! I want to thank you and the instructors for the greatest course I ever took!!!! I loved it.”

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Melissa

“Well, I applied for a job through Dental Post. I had a phone interview, and then went in for a regular interview one week later. They liked me so much they wanted me to come back for a working interview. Normally they wait until they meet 15 applicants before they make that decision. I went yesterday for my working interview and they were already talking like I had the job. I talked with the office mgr. after and she said that she and Dr. J (who I met my first interview) liked me at the moment they met me. They had 67 applicants apply to their posting. Well she had to get back to me on pay, so she called this morning. She said she talked with the girls at the office and they loved me and wanted me to start today. He offers medical, 401k and quarterly bonuses. I work 4 days a week Mon-Fri 8am -5 pm. One day off during the week. No weekends. Yeah!! I am so excited.”

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Valerie

“First off, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful education I was provided with; I got a job at __________ Dental Associates and absolutely love my job. Thank you! Hope all is well!”

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Brittney

“Hello Dr. E!! I just wanted to inform u on the good news. I got the position as a dental assistant at Metropolitan Dental in Woodstock!!! (Yay!!) Thank u for the opportunity to be a part of your class and teaching me everything I need to know!”

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Heather

“Thank you so much! Tiffany called me today and I got the position! I start April 4th. I really do appreciate the letter of recommendation. I have thoroughly enjoyed being in your class and have recommended it to many of my friends looking for a career change. I am so overjoyed and grateful, for over 2 years now I have been struggling to find decent employment. And its because of your program, Kim, Cassie, and your tutelage that my life is finally changing for the better. Thank you again for all of your help.”

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Jordan

“Hey….. I got an interview today with Dr. K’s office. It is pediatrics and special needs. His two managers interviewed me. I took my FMX chart and my bleach trays and my temp acrylic crown. (even though they don’t normally do that there). They were very impressed with my xrays and that I was well prepared for my interview. They said I was the first one to call and come in, so they said they would tell Dr. K good things about me because they liked me so much. They were so warm and welcoming, they are a close nit working family there and I hope he hires me, I love it already. So he is going to call this week to set up a working interview because he was unable to interview me himself today due to a dental emergency. If i get the job I will be his personal dental assistant, nobody else but me, so if he has to take a special needs child to the hospital for sedation he actually takes me with him into the OR. I am so excited. Thanks you guys so much being such great teachers and friends. I couldn’t have done it without you and Dr. E.”

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Kelly

“Hey! I finally found a job today. My working interview this morning turned into instant employment. I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for everything!”

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Paige

“I just wanted to let you know I finally found a job!!!! I was hired by Dr. C. here in Athens. The office is absolutely wonderful! I must tell you I feel very confident in my training. Working with you in our class really prepared me for my new job. Dr. C. compliments my skills and training every single day ( he says I am way better trained than the students that graduate from Athens Tech). He is very impressed with all of the information I know and has asked me to step up from part time to full time. I cannot thank you enough for helping me achieve my goals and become part of a rewarding career. Maybe when I have more experience, I can help YOU teach 🙂 Keep in touch.”

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Nena

“I had an interview with Dr. M. in Sandy Springs last Tuesday. I was hired on the interview. I have been working as an intern for the past week and I start the full time position this Thursday. I wanted to thank you very much for all of your help. I am also working with Melissa from our class, so we have tag teamed the learning experience. Have a good day!”

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Jill

“Thank you so much. I am very pleased to say that I received a job with Dr. K. last week after my two day working interview. Thanks for all you time and efforts YOU are AWESOME!! Please tell Kim and Cassie the great news.”

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Amanda

i changed the things that you mentioned [on my resume] and i already have a full time position at Dr. E’s office in Kennesaw, they had called me in for a working interview and i went in and they hired me on the spot, I start on July 5th. I am very excited about the new journey. I’ll keep you updated.”

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Kelly

“I hope all is going well. Since I graduated your Friday class in March, I’ve started working at 360imaging, a dental imaging lab in the Dunwoody area. It’s a great place to be!”

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Ashley

“I wanted to write and thank you Cassie and Kim very much for such an enjoyable learning experience at Dental Careers Institute. I am now working at Southwest Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Center for Dr. G. I absolutely love my new job and the people I work with. I know that it wouldn’t have been possible without you, Kim, and Cassie. You all taught me so much.”

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Holly

“Just wanted to let you know I’m going on an interview tomorrow. Also, let you know the course outline that you sent to everyone must have really worked! I emailed them today and in about 45 min i received a call for an INTERVIEW!!! YAY!”

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Rhonda

“I just wanted to let you know that I was offered the job yesterday at the one place I’ve been interviewing at for the past 3 weeks! They had a hard time deciding between me and a 16-yr Dental Assistant, but finally decided they’d rather have me because I was not set in my ways and could be moldable to their needs and style. Thank you for the emails you sent to them, which I’m sure helped in their decision. They paid me for the working interviews, and I will officially start full-time on Monday. The office is only 1.5 miles from my house and I’ll not be spending money on gas/wear-tear on my vehicle and the time savings. I’m working on sending two ladies your way. They are both seriously considering your training, especially now that they see my fast success in landing a job. Thanks again for everything. You are a blessing to me and my daughters for offering this course. I know I told you before, but I need you to know that had it not been for this course, I would not have been able to be a dental assistant due to college costs and time restraints. Your class has literally changed my life and my daughters’ lives for the better. I am excited to be able to get medical insurance for my girls and stop paying out-of-pocket for my insurance premiums. Thank you, a thousand times over!”

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Amber

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the great experience during the ten week program. You, Kim, Cassie, and Monica are AMAZING!!! I wish you guys had an open practice!! I would fight tooth and nail to be a part of your team…hehe 😉 I also wanted to thank you for the letter of recommendation. That was very kind. I’ve had three job offers but have denied them due to location and number of hours per week. One of which was Dr. L____! I loved him and was very excited about training as an orthodontics assistant and the starting pay but after further discussion we decided that the distance would more than likely becoming an issue in the future. I have faith that the perfect job for me and my family will come along soon. I’m currently in the online interview process with A____ Dental. I really want to work here they offer amazing benefits and the location is great. Thanks again for everything, you are awesome.”

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Jessica

“Hello Dr. E, I just wanted to update up and let you know that I did get the job with Dr. B in Columbus. I am currently in training now and really advancing so well that I am starting to work on kids. I really like it, but I know that I could not have advanced so quickly if it wasn’t for your program. Thanks so much Dr. E for you and your staff.”

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Katie

“I just wanted to say thank you for the information about the office on Cumming! I went for an interview on Monday and I fell in love with the people at the office they are super sweet and are willing to help in any way possible I can’t wait to start working an be a part of their practice! I have a working day next week and I will go from there! I’m just so blessed that you guys have given me the education and skills I needed to get a job that I love and support my family, I will be forever grateful!! Thanks for everything.”

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Emily

“Hey Dr. E — My Job at _______ Pediatric Dentistry is going so wonderfully. I love it so much and couldn’t have asked for a nicer office or nicer doctors. I fit in perfectly there and I love it. Thank you for everything … I am doing the dental assisting, the marketing, and social media. I am the only dental assistant so I am learning a lot. Thanks again!”

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Ashley

“I have a job in an office about 7 minutes from my house. I was offered a dental assistant position in 2 different offices, one in Towne Lake and in Canton. They were both great places but the office in Canton felt like the best fit for me. The dentist is really pleasant to work for. Thank you again for all the help and support! I absolutely love my career. It was a pleasure to apart of your program.”

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Bryana

“I hope you’re doing well! I was just emailing you to let you know that I have obtained a job at _______ Endodontics. Dr. _____ got my name from you and she’s giving me a great opportunity. Thank you SO much! I’ve only been there a few weeks and I’ve learned so much already. Have a great day!”

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Brittney

“This is Brittney from your previous class. I graduated around August 2013 and I received my first job the beginning of September. I work for _______ now in Smyrna, Ga. Thank you so much for the opportunity to become a part of your class and career. It really has made a difference in my life. Cassie & Kim are GREAT! & so are you, of course. I just wanted to take some time out of my busy, busy day to let you, Kim, and Cassie know that ya’ll made a huge difference in my life and I appreciate everything you taught me.”

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Heidi

“I just wanted to let you know I got two job offers. One from ________, $15.00 an hour, 2 miles away from my house. The other one, Dr._______, $16.00 an hour, 1/2 a mile from my house, I could walk there. So I have accepted Dr. _______ offer, I start on Monday. Thanks you guys for all the training and encouragement. HAPPY THANKSGIVING !! I have a lot to be thankful for!”

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Regla

“I’m very happy that, thanks to your help, I am working as a dental assistant! About two weeks after graduating I was offered a job at an Oral Surgery practice—it was exactly what I was looking for, and near where I live! Dr. ________ was very happy when I told him that you were my teacher and told me that you were good friends. Thanks Doctor and I wish you happy holidays.”

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Brooke

“Thank you Dr. Erickson for everything. What i learned in class really has helped me at my new job. I started working at ________ Family Dental last week and I love it. It was a great start to a new year!”

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Melissa

“I interviewed with a general dentist last year, Dr. _________ he was great. His office staff, his hours, but most importantly, the care that he provided for his patients. I didn’t get the job because he needed someone who had hands on general dentistry experience and at that time, besides instructing, I mostly had endo experience. [she worked for an endodontist following graduation from DCI] His main assistant, became pregnant and had to go on immediate bed rest and they didn’t have time to train a new assistant. However, he was so impressed with what I knew from [Dental Careers Institute] and how I handled myself with his patients during our working interview, he still remembered me after 1 year!! His practice has grown and he wanted to offer me a job before he asked someone else, or looked on Dental Post. This is such a great testament to what a wonderful program that DCI offers and I am so blessed to be a part of it. Oh, the starting pay is $19.00-$21.00 an hour with an increase after probation of 90 days. I thought maybe you would like to share this story with your students.”

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Angel

“I just wanted to let you know that I am officially a permanent full time employee at ________ in Calhoun, Ga! I didn’t settle and found the perfect place for me! Thank you so much for everything!”

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Beth

“I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done. You have given me a new outlook on life and a self-confidence I’ve never had before. I had my working interview in Louisville, KY last Monday and today I received the call that they are hiring me. My FIRST interview and i got the job. You guys are obviously doing something right and i will be forever grateful to you guys. Thank you again!!”

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Alesha

RDH

“Hello Dr. Erickson, my name is Alesha _____, RDH. I recently met a student of yours here at my office to do shadowing. I was quite thrilled to see she was from your school as I myself am a former student March 1996. I was a DA for 11 years after your classes, I did general, perio, oral surgery and I was pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I have encountered DAs from other, year-long schools that didn’t know half of what I did right out of your school, I was definitely well prepared and thank you. I decided to further my dental career and became a hygienist in 2009. I was so ahead of others in the hygiene program. The student that came here said you all wanted to hear of past students success stories. …well I am one!! And I promise I did not and will not become a prima donna hygienist we were warned about.”

Tiffany

Tiffany

“I am proud to say that I have accepted a job with [pediatric practice]. I started last week and love it. Thanks again for everything. Please let me know if you need me to come in the class to tell my success story. Post script (3 months later): Dr. E, I am now his #1 assistant, yea! And I have been put on the staff at Northside Hospital in order to accompany the doctor to the operating room for severely challenged patients….wow, what a ride it’s been. I can’t thank you enough.”

Taylor

Taylor

“Thank you so much for your program. It is so wonderful and thoughtful that you came up with such a rewarding program. I received job offers throughout your program and accepted one with ____ Orthodontics soon after graduation. Thank you to you and your staff! I now have the most perfect job! Over all this was a great schooling experience it was very fun and the instructors were awesome! I’m so glad to have been able to enjoy the school work and even enjoy studying at home! The best part was being able to take home what I did in school and show family and friends my great accomplishments. Thank you to all the staff for making it such a fun and knowledgeable experience.”

Stephanie

Stephanie

“I graduated from your class March 14, 2015. I just wanted to let you know that I was offered a position as a surgical assistant at _______ Oral & Facial surgery starting at $14 an hour. I am so excited to finally start my career !! I just wanted to give you and your staff (Kim & Cassie) a huge thank you! I start tomorrow so I will keep you updated how it goes. Again, thank you SO MUCH!”

ShannonL

Shannon L.

“I hope all is well and thank you for all you have taught me. I am now working at ________ doing general/surgical/ implants…it’s been a lot to learn, but I’m glad your class prepared me like it did.”

Sarah

Sarah

“I am just emailing you to update you on my career status since you have been a big part in it. I am glad to say that I am officially a dental assistant at _______ Family Dentistry. It is going great so far! I just wanted to thank you. You have been such a great help throughout my whole career process. Attending DCI was the best decision I have ever made.”

Rachelle

Rachelle

“I just had an interview at Dr. _____ office and I got the job!!!!!!! (: I start Monday!!! I am so excited! The office lady went to your school 30 years ago and said your school produces good dental assistants! Thank you so much for all the knowledge you have given me!”

NicoleD

Nicole D.

“I just had an interview at Dr. _____ office and I got the job!!!!!!! (: I start Monday!!! I am so excited! The office lady went to your school 30 years ago and said your school produces good dental assistants! Thank you so much for all the knowledge you have given me!”

Mary

Mary

“Love my job thx for everything! Loving my new career! :))”

Marisa

Marisa

“I was a student of yours in the Saturday class this past course and I just wanted to brag on you and your program. I have a job in a dental office already and my doctors have been very impressed with how well I’ve done. Today one of my doctors let me pack cord while doing a crown prep! Thanks to you I wasn’t nervous at all and I’m very happy I got the opportunity to be a part of your class, it’s made my job easy and every day I’m doing things I learned straight from you and your wonderful instructors. Thank you again and I hope you are doing well!

MaribethC

Maribeth C.

“Hey Dr. E, just wanted to let you know I’ve been doing a paid internship for the past week at a periodontist office in Carrollton, and today I was offered a full time position! Thank you and your staff so much for getting me to where I am today.”

Maria

Maria

“Just thought it would be nice to update you on my starting career. I got hired at ______ Family Dentistry about a month ago, I love the office. The Dr. and staff are great because they help me a lot with any questions or I doubts that I may have. And I happen to work with former students of DCI. Thank you and your instructors without y’all help I wouldn’t have done this.”

Logan

Logan

“Hey Dr. Erickson I just want to say thank you for everything that you and your staff have done for me. I enjoyed DCI so much and would recommend it to anyone looking for dental assisting career. I want to let you know that I have found a job, In Johns Creek area with _______ Dentistry. I had a week long working interview and at the end of the week they said they enjoyed having me and would be more than happy to have me as a part of their team! I am very excited!”

Liz

Liz

“Good morning Dr. E! I was just wanting to let you know that I got a job in an orthodontic practice the day after we graduated! I couldn’t have gotten a better Dr. to work for!”

Lexus

Lexus

“I just thought it would be good to update you on my career being you have been a big part in it. I have now been at Midtown Smile Center for two and a half months, and it’s going great. So great I wasn’t supposed to get a raise till 3 months and I have already received it. The best part is I was told today I have the Potential to soon become a manager for all my hard work and effort I have put into the office. I hope this makes your day. I couldn’t have done it without you and your team. Thank you.”

LaurenL

Lauren L.

“I want to thank you all so much for all you did for me. My time at DCI was such a great experience. I want to let you know that I have accepted a full time position just 3 weeks after I graduated at Dr. ______ office in Johns Creek. I highly recommend this school to anyone. I finished the school knowing everything I needed to know and feel confident with everything I was taught.”

Lacey

Lacey

“I GOT THE JOB!! I absolutely love Dr. ______ oral surgery office. Thank you so much for all of your help!! I turned in my resume and the next day got a phone call to schedule an interview. After the interview I felt very confident by the way he was talking. He let me watch a biopsy and afterwards shook my hand and told me they should get back with me within the next few days. The following morning the lady called me to see when I could start and offered me the job. Just thought I’d let you know I really appreciate you and your instructors at the Buckhead location!! I couldn’t have had a better experience with all of you!!”

Kierra

Kierra

“I just wanted to let you know I landed an amazing job with great benefits! I love the people and company I now work for, _________ Orthodontics! Thank you so much for everything you and your assistants did for me. I had an amazing experience with you guys. I have had several of my friends see my success and ask about what school I went to. I have recommended your program to 3 friends so far. I hope they join and enjoy your class as much as I did! Thank you again to you and your staff!”

KaylaB

Kayla B.

“I would like to thank you and all your staff for doing such an amazing job at DCI. I have been with Dr. ______ office for three weeks now making $14/hour after only going through one interview. I absolutely LOVE working with Dr. ________ and his staff! They are all very patient and helpful! Dr. Whitesell and his staff were all impressed with how much I learned from DCI in only 10 weeks! Thank you again for teaching me so well and giving me the tools I needed to succeed as a dental assistant. Thanks to you sending my information to their office. I was fully employed with him less than a week after graduating.”

kaleigh

Kaleigh

“Hello Dr. Erickson! I just wanted to sincerely thank you, as well as Cassie and Kim, for everything you taught me while I was enrolled in your dental program. I am pleased to say that I have been given a great opportunity working in a periodontal/implant office, located in Kennesaw with Dr. ______. I’ve been here for about a month now and I couldn’t ask for a better place to work. Thank you again for all of your time and patience, your efforts have not gone unnoticed. And once again, thank you for guiding me into this career path. I wouldn’t be here without you!”

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

“I want to thank you so much for the experience and the education I received for the last couple months. I really enjoyed it and learned so much. I had an interview today with Dr. M____ and it went amazingly well. I was hired right on the spot and I’m super excited to join his team!! Great benefits, pay and people!! I love the continuing education courses that he offers as well. Due to my interest and excitement in this field, I have two of my friends that are interested in dental assistant and I will be sending them your way. Thank you again and I can’t wait to start my career as a dental assistant.”

Jordan

Jordan

“I wanted to let you know that I got a new job and my first day was yesterday. I took my resume in right before Christmas and actually sat down with them that same day. They asked me to come back 2 more times to meet with the staff and then offered me the job! It is a wonderful office and I’m so excited. Thank you so much!”

JenniferL

Jennifer L.

“Hello Dr. E!! It’s been 5 days since graduation and I already worked my first shift. I’m working for an amazing general dentist in Athens. He gave me everything I wanted! The salary, benefits, hours, time off I needed! Thanks for making my first day a success by equipping me with the knowledge and hand skills! Oh and I forgot to mention that I had several job offers. I actually referred Mayson when I had to cancel an interview and she interviewed for that Dr today! So looking good for us Northeastern students!”

Hunter

Hunter

“I recently graduated from your course in March. I have been offered an amazing position as an Oral Surgery Assistant with ________ starting at $18 an hour and a full benefits package! Thank you again for your wonderful course, I will be recommending it to everyone interested in the dental field.”

Dora

Dora

“Hey everyone! I just wanted to tell you I just got a job at _______ Orthodontist in Dunwoody. I am thrilled to begin working. I want to say thank you again for everything because I wouldn’t be here without you guys!”

Destiny

Destiny

“Hope all is well; I just wanted you to know I have a job and I absolutely love it! I work at [a pediatric practice] and they are absolutely great! Thank you for all your help, I have referred a good friend of mine she is staring class in January, I know she’s gonna love it and do great!”

DeliaN

Delia N.

“Thank you so much for always being there for your students even after we graduated. The interview went perfect. I got the job starting out at $14 an hour and after the 90 day trial I get a $1 raise. The staff and I connected immediately and that is the most important thing to me. They did 6 working interviews and they all said I was number 1 and I was the only one with no experience!! Thank you— thank you—- thank you!!!!”

Danielle

Danielle

“Hi Dr E! I was offered a job today after my working interview with Dr ______ at his Orthodontic practice. I start on Monday! Thank you SO much for everything you guys have done. I will definitely recommend your school to anyone I know who’s interested in becoming a dental (or orthodontic) assistant. Thank you!”

Courtney

Courtney

“I’m excitedly emailing you to inform you that I got a job!! I will be cross training in hygiene assisting as well as sitting chairside on Mondays with the periodontist. The office is wonderful and beautiful, and has pedo, ortho, oral surgery, perio, and general dentistry! It’s exactly the kind of multi-specialty office I was hoping for! They got my information from Dental Careers so a huge thank you goes out to the whole staff at DCI for helping the students start their careers!”

Cindra

Cindra

“Thank you for all the wonderful training! I really am truly enjoying my job as a dental assistant at _____Dentistry in Alpharetta. I am so blessed!!! Dr. _____ has complimented my skills due to my proper training at DCI. She says to tell you “Hello”!”

ChiragP

Chirag P.

“Hi Dr. Erickson, I am a graduate from the March class, and I wanted to inform you that I just got hired full time at [pediatric practice] in Suwannee. I would like to thank everyone at DCI for helping me.”

Carol

Carol

“I recently got a job working for Dr. _____ orthodontic office! I am really enjoying my new job and amazed at how much I’ve learned in one week! I love interacting with the patients and working in the lab. I am the only dental assistant in this small office and I never would have been able to do it without the training y’all provided for me at DCI! Thank you so much and I wish you all the very best in your personal and professional lives!”

Brittany_

Brittany

“Hi Dr. Erickson! I just wanted to let you know I just accepted a job offer! I went into Family Dental of _____ last week to drop off my resume and had my working interview yesterday. They offered me $15 an hour with full benefits. It is my absolute dream office! The dental assistant who is training me actually took your class six years ago. I am so thankful that I was able to take the dental assisting program and to be trained by you, Kim, Heather, and Cassie.”

Brittany

Brittany

“Just wanted to give you an update since I finished your program a little over a year ago. I have been at the same office since I graduated last May. I work for _______ Prosthodontists and I LOVE it. I love my job and everyone I work with. I recently even got free braces from an Orthodontist we refer to! I was actually offered a job at another office a few months ago. Between each office trying to get me to work there I ended up with a $4 an hour raise! It made me feel awesome that my current office wanted me to stay so badly! I know it was your program that prepared me in such a way that they feel I am irreplaceable. Thank you so much! I am so glad I have the career of my dreams! :)”

KabrinaO

Kabrina O.

“I have great news!!! I landed the career of my dreams as a Dental Assistant. I had a couple of offers, but my choice was Dr. ____. It has been an amazing and a life changing experience. She loves the fact that I have the notebook you gave us as notes to refer back to. Thank you so much to you and your great team of teachers!! Dr. Erickson, this course has changed my life and I’m happy to say no more warehouse jobs for me!!!! Thanks again!!!”

MaryJo

Mary-Jo

“Just wanted to drop you a note about what has happened in my life since graduating from your school. I was able to find a dental assistant position at Dr. _______ office in Roswell. He is a great dentist and a great person and I have been there for over 2 years now. The other news is that I have met a wonderful man and we are getting married Nov. 5th of this year—-I could not be happier. Your program helped me jump start my life again and I thank you for that. It was a very bad time for me, but I am 180 degrees from that point today. I hope all is well with you and your family.”

AbigailF_RDH

Abigail F.

RDH

“This is Abagail from your dental assisting course three years ago. You might not remember me, but I took your course with my mom and you wrote me a wonderful reference letter for dental hygiene school. I just wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for your coure and your letter. I am graduating hygiene school in 6 months, and would not be here today without your class. I learned so much from your course, and it grew into a passion for dentistry. Wish you and your future classes the best! Thank you so much!”

AbriannaM

Abrianna M.

“I received a job at ______ Pediatrics office about two weeks before the program ended. I must say that this program has been wonderful and I’ve learned soooo very much I’m happy to be starting my new career so soon and with so much knowledge already! Thanks to you and all your staff and program!!”

Alina

Alina

“I wanted to let you know that I got hired at __________ Orthodontics in East Cobb last week! They received my information from you and after going in for an interview I got hired the next day! I start Monday and couldn’t be more excited. Thank you to you and all of the instructors.”

AllyK

Ally K

“I just wanted to let you know I got a job on November 20th. I work for Dr. ______ at _______ Family Dentistry. I absolutely love everyone I work with and everything I get to do. I am the only dental assistant. I was thrown in the water real fast but that’s ok because I’ve learned so much since I started. It was difficult my first two weeks remembering things and keeping up the pace but by my third week it became a lot easier! I just wanted to let you now I am employed. I thank you and everyone else for teaching me! I absolutely love being a dental assistant!”

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Alanna

“Hey Dr. Erickson, I was in your 2012 January class and just wanted to let you know I’ve gotten a job at a pediatric dentist office. I want to thank you so much for helping us find jobs, that was one of the main reasons I wanted to go to your school, because you actually care about us moving on with our future careers in dental assisting.”

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Angela

“Thank you for everything. I am amazed that I did so well however, I am very thankful. I feel like I have to work harder than most when I study to do well. I really enjoyed the class and learned so much. You and your team are incredible and do a great job sharing your knowledge. I recommend your school to everyone.”

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