About Us

What sets us apart from other schools is you can enroll today and start learning your new career tomorrow. 
Why wait? Enroll at Dental Staff  School and start 
your new career today! We are a full-time school with full-time staff! Because we are a full-time school the dental assisting program provides a wider range of essential skills needed to become a dental assistant not just on Saturdays. Students learn theory and knowledge throughout the week and offer a hands-on clinical, with the latest advances in technology, on Saturdays.  

What are you doing the next ten Saturdays? If you are needing dental treatment please copy and paste this link http://www.dentalstaffschool.com/dental-treatment-referrals/

 We’re leading the way with online, interactive classrooms. This means you can study to become a dental assistant at your own convenience. Combined with a hands-on class that meets for 10 Saturdays from 8am -5pm, you will find yourself moving into your future faster than imagined.
We provide job placement and our students are getting jobs. Listen to what our graduates  have to say about the training at the Dental Staff School.

We offer a blended format of 40 hours of teacher led web based training along with 80 contact hours of clinical hands-on training.
  • Corporate Hours of operation are  Monday thru Thursday from 8:30-4 and Saturday 8-5.
  • Scrubs for the Dental Staff School are Navy or teal and can be purchased from the school store.
  • We offer personalized instructional time Monday thru Thursday and teacher to student ratio is 1:8.
  • We are a full-time SCHOOL with a stand alone instructional facility.
  • No longer, will you have to wait for Saturday School. Free Job Placement assistance and referral service.
  • Explore. Get familiar! Tours All incoming students are encouraged to tour our facilities. During this orientation, the student will meet school officials who can set up expectations as well as answer any questions.

Call 888.307.0320 or 678.819.3919

We are located throughout the Southeast

GEORGIA: Marietta, Douglasville, & Newnan

TENNESSEE: Knoxville and Chattanooga
The program costs $3,600.00 – $5,000.00 (depending on state requirements) and includes an online classroom, 3 certifications, tuition, supplies, and RDA license in TN. Want more? We also offer front office administration, orthodontic assisting, and dental instructor training as well as continuing education classes for sealant, nitrous, and coronal polishing.

Take control of your education and start your career right away. Dental Staff School – Make it Happen.
This program allows the student to:  Keep their day job while attending school and more quickly move into the workforce where they can advance their career — rather than spending up to a year in a classroom.
The philosophy of the Dental Staff School is based on a belief that people can be trained in a relatively short period of time provided you focus on the critical skills to enter the world of professional Dental Assisting. Our course is developed by experienced Dentists and experienced practicing Dental Assistants working in the dental community every day.
Choosing a career as a Dental Assistant is a smart decision, since entry-level dental professionals are very much in demand now. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Dental Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2022. In fact, Dental Assisting careers are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2016.
As a student you should plan on at least 6-8 hours of homework each week.
 DSS offers web-based learning support system as well as a hands-on learning environment.
Meeting Times/Days: 8:00 AM –5:00 PM – Every Saturday for ten weeks

Authorized by:

Non-public Post-secondary Education Commission 2082 East Exchange Place Suite 220. Tucker, GA 30084-5305

Dental Staff School is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Nashville, TN 37243-0830.
In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by the Dental Staff School, please visit  http://tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data and click on the authorized institutions data button.

Disclosure on the transferability of credits shall be as follows in Tennessee


Janet Waldron: President & Instructor

President and Instructor EDFA, COT, and RDA:  Janet is the President of the Learn to Earn Dental Staff School. She has had over 25 years of experience in the practice of family dentistry. She holds her Radiation Hygiene from Emory University. She has taught, trained, and placed dental assistants over the past 18 years. Janet currently coaches and is a management consults for Dentistry Infusion. Her background with Quest and Fortune Management offers a variety of dental courses including dental assisting training for instructors, implant coordinator, front office administrator, radiology, sealant, and nitrous continuing education courses.
 She has dedicated her life to her patients and students and loves seeing people enter the field of dentistry, where there is a great need. Janet says, “There is nothing more gratifying than teaching dentistry to those who want to learn.”

Janet resides in Marietta with her husband Dr. Jon Waldron

janet and jon


Marguerita Mcmurray: Director GA
Director Marguerita has 30 years of healthcare experience crossing various levels to include: Human resources, record analyst, implementation of curricula, policy and procedure design, with focus in proprietary healthcare education.


Dr. Jonathan C. Waldron, D.M.D., P.C. Director TN


After graduating from Duke University in 1966, Dr. Jonathan Waldron earned his Navy Wings in January of 1968. After a combat tour of duty in Vietnam he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and three Air Medals. He finished his flying career at NAS Guantanomo Bay, Cuba as a station pilot and Personnel Officer of the Naval Air Station.

Upon leaving active duty, Dr. Waldron graduated from the University of Florida School of Dentistry and served four years as a dental officer in the Naval Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan and then at NAS Atlanta. While in private practice, Dr. Waldron has served as Commanding Officer of three Reserve Dental and Medical Units, the last of which was involved in Desert Storm.

Now a retired Navy Reserve Captain, Dr. Waldron has been practicing in Marietta for over thirty years, including the last twelve with his oldest son, Blair.

His daughter, Ashley, is a fine art photographer who has trained in New York City, Cortona, Italy, and has a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia.  She specializes in interiors, events, commercial projects, and children’s portraits. His youngest sons are students at Walton High School.

Dr. Waldron and his wife Janet live in East Cobb.

Jessica McBurnett: Area Manager GA & Instructor, EDFA

Jessica is a native of West Cobb area and grew up near Lost Mountain. Following graduation from McEachern High School, she attended Kennesaw State University and was one of the first graduates from Learn to Earn Dental Staff School. She was under the supervision of  Children for Dentistry where she obtained the title of office manger. Her location was the largest producing office inside of  this unique company. She is a highly trained dental professional who is expanding her knowledge and leadership skills. Jessica works with local communities and agencies to generate positive image for the placement of our graduates.

Jessica & Michael have 2 young boys and live in the West Cobb.


Danielle Holloway: Area Manager TN & Instructor, RDA


Abby Hanna: Administrative Assistant
Joined the Dental Staff School in 2015 to provide administrative support to the director and staff bringing with her a working knowledge of dentistry.


Instructors from various Dental Staff School locations:


Dr. Ed Schlissel: D.D.S., M.S.: Guest Speaker

Dr. Schlissel moved to Atlanta to be closer to his daughter and family after a career as a Professor of Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University on Long Island.  He received his dental training at the University of Buffalo, and after graduation, he joined the faculty of the School of Dental Medicine. Currently, he serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University Medical Center, where he gives seminars to the residents in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the author of many articles, research abstracts and book chapters. He lectures widely on  topics in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants, Cerec machine, and dental materials research.

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