About the Academy of Chairside Assisting
Founded by Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, and a team of expert dental assistants from across the US and Canada, the Academy of Chairside Assisting® (ACA) is the first organization to provide dental assistants with a comprehensive platform that encompasses all aspects of their multi-dimensional profession.
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, is a national and international speaker and published author. She has been a full-time practicing dental assistant for more than 25 years and works for Dr. Robert Korman in Virginia Beach, VA. She is an active member of the AACD, was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors and was awarded the AACD Rising Star Award. Shannon was selected one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians. She was also selected as Dental Products Report’s 25 most influential women in dentistry and Dr. Bicuspid’s dental assisting educator of the year. She has written more than 300 articles about clinical applications and has a current column in Dental Product Reports for team evaluations of dental products and materials. She has her own publication for dental assistants in partnership with Schein Dental called Side by Side. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting.
Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA CDD