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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Read What Our Graduates Say
A career in Dental Assisting is an exciting and challenging one. It is a job that is never the same from one day to the next. If you are a people person and enjoy meeting and helping people with their dental health care and making beautiful smiles, then this is the profession for you.
Started in 1987, Dental Careers is the oldest and most experienced dental assisting program of its kind in Atlanta. You will be taught in an actual practicing dental office and learn from dental professionals who practice and teach the most current up-to-date methods.
Classes meet every week for 10 weeks. We offer classes on Friday, Saturday and weeknights. Friday and Saturday classes meet from 8:30AM to 5PM and the weekday group meets on Tuesday AND Wednesday from 6-10 PM.. Everything is included in the tuition: all books, uniform scrubs, equipment, materials, clinical supplies, home study materials, referral service. We have a teacher-to-student ratio of 1 instructor for every 4 students in the clinic. There is NO OTHER school in Atlanta which can match that teacher to student ratio of personalized attention.
Our tuition payment options are fully explained on the Registration Form, just click on “Registration Information” above. Because the program is LESS than one year long, we do not accept government aid such as Pell grants and WIA.
There are several dental assisting programs to choose from in the Atlanta area. Some of them will NOT give you the cost of their program over the phone or in their literature. Can you really trust them to provide you with a quality teaching program? We also won't waste your time teaching you subjects that do nothing more than inflate the program to 6-12 months to justify a tuition of $18,000. Our program provides hands-on clinical experience the first day. Which program do you think would be a better learning experience?
Don't make this important decision based on a high pressure sales pitch. You will be taught in a real, practicing dental office by dental professionals, and NOT in a vocational school classroom using 1950s dental equipment.
Our lecture room uses state-of-the-art audio-visual PowerPoint™ equipment to make the learning experience both interesting and enjoyable. The lecture and clinic sessions are held at our dental office which has the absolute latest in dental technology, including digital xrays, CEREC CAD-CAM, and state-of-the-art treatment room equipment. Since the class fills up quickly, we suggest that you mail in your deposit at least two weeks prior to the starting date.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be given a Certificate in Dental Assisting and will be certified in Dental Radiology by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. In spite of what other schools may tell you, this is the only certification you need to be a dental assistant in Georgia and most other states. Our placement record for our students is excellent. We have been teaching this program continuously for over 25 years and our students are working all over the greater metro Atlanta area. We have many referrals from our former students as well as referrals from local dentists as well. We have dentists calling our office requesting our students, and many dentists send us students to train for them as well. As dental professionals ourselves, we have a great working relationship with our fellow dentists in the metro Atlanta area and our reputation is second to none!
We are a recognized state teaching institution, authorized and licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions (www.gnpec.org). Our school is listed at the Georgia Dental Association's website.
The course is designed to give the student maximum "hands-on" training and experience in an actual practicing dental office. You will be taught the most up-to-date techniques using the very best technology available. The teaching is stimulating, fast paced, and relies heavily on individual participation. Each class is limited to just 12 students. This insures personal attention and a worthwhile learning experience. You will not have time to be bored.
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 your job will continuously renew itself. It is a career that will always be in demand and in need of capable, trained and caring Dental Assistants. It could be a career for you!
We are very successful at placing our graduates into permanent dental positions around Atlanta. Overall placement rate for our students is very high. Our Placement Service is FREE to both dentists and students. Students from our program are being offered positions averaging $13.00 to $15.00 per hour and higher to start. Doctors requesting our students have heard of us through word of mouth or through past experience in hiring our students. Our former students are working in dental offices virtually all over the greater metro Atlanta area and surrounding suburbs. Many of our students chose our program because their dentist recommended us. Just ask your dentist, he/she has probably heard of our program and/or hired one of our students.
Don't waste your time with other programs which will have you sitting in a classroom for 4 months reading from a book!! Why spend $18,000 for a program like that when you can learn from real dental professionals in an actual dental office.