Frequently Asked Questions
We have the highest placement rate of any dental assisting school in Atlanta, about 70%. Not only are we well known and respected by dentists in the Atlanta area, but we have many calls from dental offices throughout the Atlanta metro area, requesting our latest graduates.
The tuition covers EVERYTHING: all books, dental supplies, equipment, uniforms, clinic materials, jaw model, even your scrub uniform is included. We also have complimentary refreshments available
When this program was first developed in 1986, our staff and doctors listed EVERYTHING a dental assistant needed to know. Grouping topics logically together resulted in our unique, fast-track 10 week program. You will be in the dental clinic, working with the equipment the VERY FIRST DAY!!
We accept WIA (Work Force Initiative) and MyCAA (for active duty military spouses) and we offer extended financing for up to 36 months through Care Credit for those who qualify. For instructions on applying to Care Credit, download our Registration Form.
Yes we do. We teach the most important ones, the skills that dentists are most interested in. These include: cord packing, taking impressions, fabrication of acrylic temporaries, fabrication of oral appliances like bleach trays and bruxism appliances, nitrous oxide administration and monitoring, placing sealants, acid etching and bonding teeth and rubber dam placement.
Yes, we are authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, the government agency which licenses and regulates all vocational schools in Georgia.
Our instructor to student ratio in the clinic is 1 instructor for every 4 students. There is NO school that offers a better instructor to student ration than ours.
We have been teaching this program for the profession since 1986. Our school was the FIRST of its kind to teach dental assisting in this accelerated manner. We have Affiliate Schools teaching this program across the US in almost every state. Ask YOUR DENTIST if they know of us. Many dentists send us students to train for them.
Absolutely not. Because of dentistry’s strict standards on safety protocols and extreme attention to hygiene and sterility standards, a dental office is one of the safest places you can work.
Because we have been teaching this program for over 30 years, our graduates are working in dental offices throughout the metro area. Chances are, when you interview for a job, one or more of our graduates are working there.
No, if you make a conscientious effort to study using the excellent study materials we provide. Our program provides you with a comprehensive syllabus of ALL material and illustrations presented during the lecture to make your experience easier and more enjoyable. You will also have a textbook, “Modern Dental Assisting” with home study reading assignments. In addition, almost every week you will receive especially designed handouts and study aids to assist you in your learning.
Yes, we have affiliate schools in almost every state, teaching the program exactly as ours, so your certificate will be valid there as well. One of the advantages of being a dental assistant is that there will be dental offices needing your skills no matter where you move to.
Yes, we train you in ALL specialties AND we receive requests for our graduates from all dental specialties. These include pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry as well as general (family) dentistry.
Yes, many of our graduates, after working as dental assistants, have gone on to complete their Dental Hygiene degree. In fact, you will be given preferential acceptance to most hygiene programs if you have been a practicing dental assistant first. A few of our graduates have actually gone on to Dental School and are now practicing dentists.
Absolutely not. When we go to dental meetings or receive emails from our graduates, they tell us how they LOVE their job and the office they work in. Many mention that we have “Changed their lives!” No two days will ever be the same. You will have different patients with different problems to solve and treat each and every day. You will BE A PART of that patient’s treatment and have a great deal of responsibility as a dental assistant. You too will love your job and perhaps for the first time, LOVE going to work Monday morning