Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Dental Assisting a good career choice?
- Dental Assisting jobs are growing at a much faster rate than average. So let’s put job security at or near the top of the list. The United States Department of Labor projects
- Job Freedom: No more working nights or weekends
- Financial Freedom: Great pay and many employers offer medical benefits, retirement plans, paid vacation/sick days and paid holidays?
Is your program certified?
Dental Staff School is certified by the Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Ohio Postsecondary Education Commission and we are also approved by the Dental Boards to certify our students in Radiation Safety, 8 Hour Infection Control, Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealants.
Who can take the course?
If you are over 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, you are welcome to take the course. For those without a high school diploma we offer a straightforward “ability to benefit” exam that is state approved for entrance to the program. High school seniors can take the course with parent’s permission.
How much does the program cost?
The cost of the 10 weeks Saturday Dental Assisting Program is $4,200.00 tuition and 1050.00 which includes all books, lab and clinical materials, x-ray film, Radiation Safety Certification, Nitrous certification, 8 Hour Infection Control Certification, RDA application fees for your license and CPR Certification. We have different financing options available that most of our students can qualify for. Call us today at (678) 819-3919 or 865-900-2250 to schedule an appointment with our Program Coordinator.
How does the program compare to longer Dental Assisting Programs?
Our program focuses primarily on hands on learning. The curriculum is overseen by a licensed Dentist and taught by experienced Registered Dental Assistants. We find that learning by example is not only more effective, but also faster than learning by textbook. We also find that our students are better trained for the workplace using this method. While other programs can last up to two years and be up to ten times the cost, we find you are better clinically trained and more job ready after our 12 week program.
When are your classes scheduled?
Our classes are scheduled on Saturdays and do not interfere with your work or home schedules on Monday to Friday. You can train for your new career without any interruption to your usual weekday routine.
Do you offer financing?
We have a number of financing programs available that most people can qualify for. Call us today at (678) 819-3919 to schedule an appointment with our Program Coordinator to discuss these options.
Do you offer job placement?
Yes! Job placement assistance is available. Dentists and dental offices contact our program when looking for qualified Dental Assistant graduates. We also continually contact local dentists to notify them of upcoming graduating classes.
How do I enroll?
Its easy! Call us today at (678) 819-3919 to schedule a tour and talk to our Program Coordinator. You can take a giant step towards beginning a new career today with one phone call.
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