About the ACA

Academy of Chairside Assisting®

309-A 26th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.285.9477
shannon@chairsideassisting.com

Dedicated to Dentistry

Various job descriptions for dental assistants define their role as one that helps the dental operator (dentist or other treating dental auxiliary) provide more efficient dental treatment by overseeing the necessary, albeit sometimes menial, tasks and effectively becoming the operator’s extra hands. Today, this encompasses much more than technical skills. Rather, modern dental assistants have endless possibilities for professional growth and achievement by expanding their vision, capabilities, and accomplishments.

If these opportunities excite you and further ignite your passion for dental assisting and continuing education, becoming a member of the Academy of Chairside Assisting® is your next professional move.

As clinical procedures in dentistry continue to expand and improve, the role of the dental assistant has continued to evolve as well. It requires us to learn new Evidence Based Models that result in “Responsible Esthetics”, learn to work with new next generation nanotechnology materials and have a higher level of combined communication with the dental team and patients. If you feel as passionately as we do about dental assisting and continuing education, we urge you to consider becoming a member and join us on this journey.

General & Students

Various job descriptions for dental assistants define their role as one that helps the dental operator provide more efficient dental treatment by overseeing necessary tasks and effectively becoming the operator’s extra hands. Today, this encompasses much more than technical skills.

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Corporate

Through networking opportunities, support and encouragement from your professional peers, the ACA® can help you achieve your goal of clinical excellence. Receive discounts for dental materials and equipment and much more.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Great Leader?

As assistants, we can get burned out on day-to-day routines, the stressful issues of patient care and endless mind-reading while assisting the doctor. Add to that trying to control supplies, run on time, clean and sterilize instrumentation, communicate with patients, the doctor, the lab as well as the front desk and keep track of cases coming and going and equipment maintenance and you get a sense of the assistant’s world.

The assistant tends to be the cheerleader in the office, keeping things fun and lightweight for everyone. My good friend Kirk Behrendt from ACT Dental said great leaders listen (more than talk) to cultivate a workplace in which they not only change lives of patients everyday, but also positively influence the lives of each team member and assistants need to accept more and more responsibilities, lead by example and work within the team to participate effectively in nearly every step of a restorative process.

We welcome your feedback and would love to hear from you.

Passionate and Dedicated

Ms. Pace Brinker is one of the – if not the – best well known lecturers providing programs for dental assistants. She is much in demand and has created many innovative and powerful programs to help dental assistants learn new skills, solidify the basics and achieve a significant role in the cosmetic dental team. She is passionate about her work and dedicated to her profession. She is a superb representative of the dental auxilliary.

Sandy Roth, Communications Specialist, ProSynergy Dental Communications

Become an ACA® member for access to educational resources and benefits that will enhance your career in dentistry.

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309-A 26th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.285.9477
info@chairsideassisting.com

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