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We promote the profession by providing a professional home for dental assistants who aspire to elevate their skills and develop their ultimate value to their employer and their patient. There isn’t another dental assistant that has taught more classes and written more articles than Shannon Pace Brinker and her team of dental assistant educators.

The ACA® is owned and operated by dental assistants who share the passion like you the dental assistant. Unlike other “umbrella” organizations, we the ACA® focus on the needs of the dental assistant, offering cutting edge education. The ACA® is all about providing resources for your success. We want to be your go to for education.


The Academy of Chairside Assisting® (ACA) is for dental assistants looking to grow their skills and value, the ACA® is the best professional home that provides ongoing education and resources, because we want to elevate the entire profession and make YOU a more valuable team member

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Incredible Talent

Shannon has earned the right to share her knowledge with other assistants who wish to go from GOOD to GREAT. Ms. Pace is one of the most talented dental assistants in our profession.

Linda Miles, Founder, Linda Miles & Associates

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

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