FAQ

Q: What options do I have to complete my Dental Assisting Training with Assisting 101?

A: We have two comprehensive Dental Assisting Programs for our students:

1. Online Program

Online program comprised of 10 online academic sessions equal to 78 hours of academic lectures and 30 hours of hands on training.  We highly encourage you to complete 80 hours of an externship program so that you can practice your skills in a dental office with a live patient.  If you would like, we can help guide you find local offices nearby that are accepting volunteer interns and will be happy to help you complete your competencies.   We have designed competencies for each one of your academic sessions so at the end of each session you can practice your learned skills in a dental office with a live patient.  Contact us at [email protected] or 678-888-5198 for more information.

This program’s cost is $1650.00. See tuition cost for details.

2. On-site Program

10 week long program that will consist of in office-lectures and training. This program is only offered 4 times a year so contact us for the program dates.
The space is limited in this program and is held on Saturdays from 9am till 5pm.
This program’s cost is $2599.00. See tuition cost for details

Upon completion of either of the above programs you will be CPR, OSHA, HIPPA, *Digital X-ray (only for on-site students) and Dental Assisting Certified. For both of our programs you will be enrolled in our unique Chat line on your phone to have 24/7 access to your teachers for immediate responses to your questions.

Q: What program is right for me, the Online or On-site?

The online program is ideal for those students that like to complete the training on their own pace. If you are an eager student that is willing to study every day and wants to complete this program as fast as one month, you can do so. However, if someone wants to take more time to attend to other life responsibilities and take this course at a slower pace, you can do so and still complete this training under 6 months.
Also, those that have to drive long distances to our training facility can save a lot of time completing our academic portion of the class online.  We will send you a practice kit at home that you could practice your hands on skills at home while watching our demonstration video.  We also encourage you to complete 80 hours of an externship either at our office or a local office of your choice.   In addition, if you are currently working full time or attending to family obligations and cannot take time away this will be a great way to multi task. This program can start at any time upon your registration approval.

The On-site program is great for those students that are not worried about traveling to our facility or are not in a rush getting this program completed.
The space is limited for our In-Office training program, so if you are a plan ahead type of a person this will be an ideal program for you. Apply and save your seat for our next scheduled training. This program is offered 4 times a year so contact us for the program dates.

Q: How is the Assisting101 program different than other programs?

The Assisting 101 program is carefully developed to focus your training on the practical skills that our dental assistants use on a day to day basis. Also we are one of the only schools that utilizes a combination of easy to understand slide shows with voice over and demonstration videos by our instructors to allow an enhanced learning experience of the academic portion of the classes online. That means you can complete the academic portion of the classes fully online for our online program or in person during our in person training.

Q: What is the Tuition to complete my Dental Assisting training?

Our tuition fees for our Online program is $1650.00 and for our On-site program is $2599.00.  However, we do offer discounts for early registration (8 weeks before next class), see our Tuition tab for more detail and learn about our easy pay as you go options.

Q: How long does it take to become a Dental Assistant?

With our Online program you can complete your training as fast as 1 month or as slow as 6 month, the choice is yours.

With our On-site  program you can complete our training in 10 weeks.

Q: Will I be able to learn everything during my training?

Absolutely! Our programs were specifically developed and targeted to Dental Assisting success by Top Dental Specialists, including Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Senior Dental Assistants. The program focuses solely on important information and real life skills that you need in order to be knowledgeable and experience Dental Assisting. Our programs works!

We are confident that once you have completed one of our programs you will be able to perform the everyday duties of a Dental Assistant.

Q: How is this Dental Assisting program different than all the other programs in the area?

There are three reasons Assisting 101 training is different than other Dental Assisting schools.

First, we understand that no one’s schedule is quite the same and there are some responsibilities that you just can’t shake. That’s why we offer flexible class schedules to make it possible for you to achieve your education at your own pace.

Second, our teachers work with your learning style to develop a plan for you! Everyone learns in a different way, therefore we assess and provide six different styles of teaching to ensure that you retain and fully grasp the skills necessary to be a good Dental Assisting.

Lastly and most importantly our comprehensive job placement service will help our students secure a job by the time they are graduating.  Please read more by clicking our Job Placement tab at home page.

Q: What is a “Rolling Admission?

A: With our online program, we offer a rolling admissions process. This means, you can apply today and you can start your education in as early as one week (class schedules may change, please call or email us for more information).

Q: What is the salary of a Dental Assistant?

As of 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that dental assistants working in the United States earn an average of $17.75 an hour and $36,920 per year. Salary ranges vary widely by state and by major metropolitan area. For more information about the salary of a Dental Assistant, please visit http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319091.htm.

Q: Can I afford your school? Do you guys offer payment plans?

Yes! We want to make this process affordable and convenient for you. With our convenient payment plan and financial assistance program, you can start your career in the dental field. We have three payment options. You can either pay upfront, make three payments, or pay as you go. If you have any questions about the payment plans, please visit tuition/

Q: What is a Dental Assistant?

A Dental assistant assists the dental professional in providing more efficient dental treatment. They provide the help and extra assistance necessary so that the patient receives effective dental work.

Q: Where do i get my hands-on-training?

For our on-site program the Hands-on-training is offered Monday through Friday during our office hours at 4720 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta Ga. You will have the opportunity to work along with a Dental professional, and get real experience working as a Dental Assistant. Hands-on-training is both an exciting and very vital part of the program.

For our online program we encourage you to find a local dental office to volunteer and complete at least 80 hours of externship.

Q: What if I feel like I do not understand the information?

That is no problem! At Assisting 101, every student is assigned an instructor and we make sure you have access to your instructors 24/7. We offer a personalized program for each of our students. That means we understand that you might learn differently and need some extra support. That is why we offer flexible schedules and personalized learning program. Your instructor will assess if you need to repeat a class or what you will need in order to feel confident and graduate as a successful Dental Assistant.

Q: How do you help me find a job?

At Assisting 101 our goal is to prepare you for your new career in every way possible. In addition to teaching you the skills and knowledge necessary to be a good dental assistant, we help you preparing your resume and coach you with presenting your self during interviews. We also, place your availability to work on our large network of doctors and dental professionals in your area. By working with our Recruiting expert, we work with you to give you the tools in order to find the right place for you. Almost all of our students find a job with in 60 days.

Q: What do you do as a dental assistant?

As Dental Assistant you will be part of the patients health care provider. So the Assistants will help the doctor to provide care and necessary treatments to their patients. Some of their duties include preparing patients for treatments, making patient feel comfortable, reviewing pre and post operative instructions, sterilizing instruments, taking X-rays, maintain patient records, holding suction devices, taking impressions, and fabricating provisional crowns.

Q: Where is the location of my training sessions? Can I get a tour of the school?

All of our training sessions are taken place in our private Dental Office located at 4720 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068. We welcome interested students to make an appointment with us to take a tour of our state of the art Dental Facility located above.