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Looking to advance your career as a dental assistant? Then you’re in the right place. When you join the Academy of Chairside Assisting® (ACA), you have the opportunity to learn from the most well-known dental assistant in the country, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA and her experienced team of dental professionals. You’ll sharpen your skills and truly become the assistant your dentist can’t live without.

Think you don’t have time to further your education between work and family commitments? With the ACA program, you do. There are no worries about trying to align class times that fit into your hectic schedule. You can go through the material at your own pace when it’s convenient for you. You will have access to modules, interactive videos, e-Books and hands-on options so you can learn the way you learn best. You’ll also have the support of students and staff members who want to see you succeed—all at an affordable price.

The comprehensive ACA program covers every aspect of clinical dentistry with advanced courses designed to give you an edge. You’ll finish the program a better assistant, and with a new group of colleagues you can turn to for encouragement and advice. We can help you achieve your career goals. Join us today!

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  • Dental Assisting Level I

Infection control, instrument processing, PPE, chairside assisting with work zone-patient seating and instrument transfer, dental charting, oral hygiene with understanding of fluoride, sealant, and coronal polishing, digital radiology, setting up and breaking down various procedures, understanding dental equipment and materials, impression, pouring and mounting techniques and more.


  • Dental Assisting Level II

New patient consultations, digital photography (SLR and Point-n-Shoot, PVS impression techniques, proper bite records, anterior and posterior provisional fabrication, direct and indirect restorations, in office and take-home bleaching, digital radiology, organization of supplies and materials, cementation and laboratory communication.


  • Dental Assisting Level III

Smile design, composite and wax mock ups, advanced digital photography, dental lasers, cad cam restorations, digital workflow (scanning and printing), occlusion understanding and splint therapy, esthetic provisional fabrication and cementation, composite placement for the EFDA, Aligner Therapy (Invisalign) and more.

New certification classes such as: Becoming the Whitening Specialist, Organized Dental Pro, Align Certificate of Excellence, Itero Dental Designer, Dental Hygiene Assistant Certificate, and the Social Media Specialist.

There’s so much to learn with these courses and the many others offered directly to you from the ACA.


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