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At Assisting 101, students have their choice of two unique dental assisting programs in Acworth. Both programs consist of 78 hours of lecture and 48 hours of in-depth, hands-on training at one of the best dental offices in metro Atlanta. Both programs allow students to build a career in dentistry with the help of real dentists and dental assistants.
Our on-site dental assisting program is perfect for students who do not have to travel long distances to our facility or need to “rush” to complete the course.Learn More
Our online program is ideal for those students that like to complete training at their own pace. If you are an eager student willing to study every day and want to complete this program in as little as one month, you can do so. However, if you would like to take more time to manage other life responsibilities, you have the choice of completing this course in less than six months.
Our on-site dental assisting program is perfect for students who do not have to travel long distances to our facility or need to “rush” to complete the course.
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 11% over the next 10 years – faster than the average job growth of many other industries. New and ongoing evidence suggests an important link between a person’s overall health and their oral health. Because of this, demand for dental-related services is expected to stay strong for years to come. Dental offices in Georgia and other states must meet this projected demand. As such, the need for trained dental assistants will continue to grow.
As Baby Boomers grow older and as more men and women practice good oral hygiene, the need to treat and maintain one’s teeth will lead to an increased need for quality dental care. Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that nearly 24,000 new dental assisting jobs will be created. That means the future is bright for any student who has been educated through our dental assisting courses in Acworth.
As a professional dental assistant, you will be tasked with managing a wide range of administrative and clinical responsibilities at a dental office. Dental assistants play a crucial role in the day-to-day workflow involved in a dental practice. They work alongside hygienists and dentists to provide patients with the highest quality oral care in the state of Georgia.
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Unlike other workers who choose not to attend school for legitimate training, our students enjoy a quick start in a vibrant job market where financial and personal growth are common. When you become a dental assistant after graduation, you will have confidence knowing you are well-prepared for a life-changing career.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that job growth for dental assistants is growing at a faster rate than most other industries. This bodes well for our students, who will have job security as they navigate the workforce. In a time where many jobs are being replaced by robotics and other technological advances, the skills that you learn at Assisting 101 can help you for the rest of your life.
The work/life balance in the U.S is a problem. Spending every waking hour at the office instead of home with family can be draining at best and depressing at worst. Unlike other professionals, dental assistants typically enjoy normal working hours during the business week. That means they have more free time to dedicate to their children and families.
When you are a dental assistant, you plan a crucial role in your dental office. But as an ambassador of the profession, you also help educate patients about the benefits of good oral hygiene. Given the ties between heart health and oral health, you are making more of a difference than you might realize.
When students graduate from Assisting 101 and accept a job as a dental assistant, many choose to make it their lifelong career. For others, the role of dental assistant is just the beginning – a steppingstone to a role with more responsibility. After only a few years as a dental assistant in Acworth, the chance to become a manager or supervisor will become much more likely. The sky is the limit!
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ACWORTH, Ga. - Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living Facility's staff, residents, and their family members are in disbelief after learning the facility will be permanently closing its doors at the end of the week.Staff and residents tell FOX 5 they were given a "verbal eviction notice" on Tuesday. They were told the property was being foreclosed on."I never thought these people would do this to these residents. There is no name for what they've done to us. Uprooting my mom at 99," said Nellie Gar...
ACWORTH, Ga. - Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living Facility's staff, residents, and their family members are in disbelief after learning the facility will be permanently closing its doors at the end of the week.
Staff and residents tell FOX 5 they were given a "verbal eviction notice" on Tuesday. They were told the property was being foreclosed on.
"I never thought these people would do this to these residents. There is no name for what they've done to us. Uprooting my mom at 99," said Nellie Garcia.
Jon Fisher is a resident who has been at the facility for about two months. His family was able to find him a new assisted living facility nearby to move into.
Fisher said he was initially angry when he heard the news.
"I can't believe they did not know about this before this week," he said.
Will Riggs said he just moved his father into the facility a couple of months ago. He said he's received no communication from the owners.
"No one is trying to get our money back. We've just put in about $3,500 in this place in the last two months. There's no notice of what's going on," Riggs said.
He said his father will need to undergo medical evaluations before being admitted into a new facility and they are unable to get that done by the end of the week.
Ken Byers's mother was one of the first residents at the facility when it opened its doors.
The 87-year-old recently had surgery and is a part of the memory care program.
"Mom's been here two and half years and tonight will be her last," Byer said.
He, along with other family members, are now scrambling to find their loved ones a new place to stay.
"Janice and Brian Steward, the owners of this property. They've failed us in a big way," Byer said.
Not only are residents and families unsure of the future., so are the staff members, like executive director Tiffany Echols.
"It's so inhumane. How do you do your elderly that way? How do you do your staff that way?" Echols asked.
She was emotional as she recalled her time at the facility. She said her biggest concern is making sure all of the residents have a place they can go when Friday comes.
She's now trying to figure out how to say goodbye to a place filled with people she's called family for the last two and half years.
"I have my staff here that will stick it out with me until Friday. We don't know if we'll get paid but we're going to stick it out for the love of our residents," Echols said.
She said the owners stopped by briefly on Tuesday.
Because some staff members left after getting the news, staff from nearby assisted living facilities are showing up to help with things like food, care, and finding residents new places to stay.
FOX 5 did reach out to the owners but did not head back.
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ACWORTH, Ga. - The families of 27 elderly residents are furious after they were told they must leave their assisted living facility with about 72 hours' notice. Tranquil Gardens senior care facility in Acworth told them they had to be out by noon Friday, leaving their loved ones scrambling."It’s just horrible," said Vanessa Johnson, whos...
ACWORTH, Ga. - The families of 27 elderly residents are furious after they were told they must leave their assisted living facility with about 72 hours' notice. Tranquil Gardens senior care facility in Acworth told them they had to be out by noon Friday, leaving their loved ones scrambling.
"It’s just horrible," said Vanessa Johnson, whose mother and brother lived at the facility up until Friday morning.
As her mother sat in her wheelchair in the scorching hot parking lot of the facility as they were moving out, she began crying. Her former caretaker tried to comfort her.
"She’s terrified right now and this is so unnecessary and this is so abusive," Johnson said. "They said that everybody was being evicted and that the staff is not going to get paid and we just have to leave."
Tiffany Echols, the now-former executive director of the facility, said the whole staff – even she – was blindsided by the news.
"I’ve grown to love the residents, I’ve come to love the families. It’s heartbreaking," Echols said. "We want to know where our paychecks are, we want to know why you put our residents on the street."
While Echols blames the owners, the owners said economic factors forced them to close.
"Unfortunately, we have been faced with several unforeseen challenges that in the end proved to be catastrophic. A yearlong shut down
due to Covid was something that we were unable to recover from as a new business," said Janice Stewart, the owner of the property, in a statement emailed to Fox 5. We know that emotions are high when family is involved, and we hope that in time people will be able to see past the false allegations being made and know that we are truly devastated to close our doors and say goodbye to all of our residents."
Echols, who said she helped manage the facility’s finances, does not buy it.
"They just accepted all of these people's rent money so how are you going under?" she said. "Nobody here is ever late with the rent, these residents pay their rent on time every month because I received the rent checks."
Echols said she was escorted from the property Friday morning by law enforcement.
Mervlyn Pringle, a caretaker at the facility who immigrated from Jamaica, said she was baffled by the abrupt nature of the closure.
"I love the residents so much, and they are so nice," she said. " I am from Jamaica and this is the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life."
Some family members of the residents say they are considering legal action against the owners.
One staffer told Fox 5 that all 27 residents were able to move to other facilities or with family members.
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ACWORTH, Ga. (CBS46) -- There is nothing peaceful about what’s happening at Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living in Acworth.It’s moving day, but not one the residents had planned for, making goodbyes that much harder.The owners informed management that residents need to move out by Friday, giving the elderly only three-days-notice.“I talked to the owner and asked for some understanding, but the only thing she could tell me is there’s nothing I can tell you right now,” Employee Cynthia Roach said...
ACWORTH, Ga. (CBS46) -- There is nothing peaceful about what’s happening at Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living in Acworth.
It’s moving day, but not one the residents had planned for, making goodbyes that much harder.
The owners informed management that residents need to move out by Friday, giving the elderly only three-days-notice.
“I talked to the owner and asked for some understanding, but the only thing she could tell me is there’s nothing I can tell you right now,” Employee Cynthia Roach said.
And it’s not just the residents being told to leave, it’s also the employees.
Executive Director Tiffany Echols said the owners told her they were going into foreclosure. And while she has not seen official paperwork to back that up, she is aware they often failed to pay bills on time.
“We probably will not be receiving a paycheck on Friday. We do not know,” Echols said. “This was not a surprise because this happens every month. We get a disconnect notice from Cobb EMC, from the gas company, from the water company every single month.”
Ken Byers is still upset about the impact this will have on his 87-year-old mother with memory care needs.
“It was managed so poorly that no one saw this coming,” Byers said. “They were pretty cold hearted; I can’t believe they did that and it’s not just me. It’s all the people that stayed in this. We trusted those people.”
“It sets them back, especially our Alzheimer’s people. It sets them back about 6 months,” Roach said.
It’s time some families worry they may never get back.
Owners Janice and Brian Stewart issued the following statement late Thursday.
Statement on behalf of the Stewart Family:
Tranquil Gardens was truly a product of passion and the Stewart families first and foremost concern has always been the care for the elderly. Unfortunately, we have been faced with several unforeseen challenges that in the end proved to be catastrophic. A yearlong shut down due to Covid was something that we were unable to recover from as a new business. While we have worked tirelessly to try and remedy the situation and explored every possible avenue, a domino effect of things out of our control transpired at the end that led to a very heartbreaking and rapid end to the facility. Again, the safety and care of our residents is the most important thing, and we are truly grateful for all of those that have worked quickly to help our residents find new homes. We know that emotions are high when family is involved, and we hope that in time people will be able to see past the false allegations being made and know that we are truly devastated to close our doors and say goodbye to all of our residents.
ACWORTH, Ga. - It was quite the homecoming for an Acworth family who spent nearly two months in the hospital.SPECIAL NEEDS RESIDENT 'IN STARVATION MODE' AT LICENSED HOME, FAMILY SAYSTwo-year-old Bella was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in October.Her mother, Christine Kirby, said Bella started to get back in February."We had taken her ba...
ACWORTH, Ga. - It was quite the homecoming for an Acworth family who spent nearly two months in the hospital.
Two-year-old Bella was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in October.
Her mother, Christine Kirby, said Bella started to get back in February.
"We had taken her back and forth to many doctors. Four times to CHOA, four times to Kennestone. Each time it was a new diagnosis or the lasting effects of COVID," she said.
Kirby said doctors were ready to send her home with a feeding tube, after diagnosing her with a disease that affects stomach muscles.
"I told them that we were not leaving and that I wanted them to do a scan of her brain," Kirby said.
It was this persistence that saved her daughter's life.
Doctors diagnosed her with a rare brain tumor.
"She had to have emergency surgery that day to remove the pressure that had built up on her brain. She went to PICU and then had a recession surgery where they were able to remove about 75 percent of it," Kirby said.
Bella underwent several more surgeries, recovery, and rehab.
On Friday, Bella and her parents came home, after more than 50 days in the hospital.
But it was no average homecoming.
While the family was in the hospital, their extended family was busy too.
Members of the South Cherokee Softball Association, where Kirby volunteers as a coach, got together to make some much-needed repairs to the home.
They replaced everything from the front and back porch, flooring, cabinets, appliances, and furniture.
Members of the group are no strangers to helping others.
They regularly help out those in need.
"We're big into paying it forward in the community and it was a no-brainer. That's just what you do," said Ally Venable, a member of the association.
The nonprofit relied on monetary donations from the community as well as donations of appliances and furniture.
"It's been amazing. Just people calling and donating," said Joy Fricks, with the association.
Bella still has a long fight ahead, but she'll be fighting surrounded by support and in a home that was built with love.
"There is not a single inch in this place that has not been touched by their hands," Kirby said. "They came to the rescue at a time of need."
You can help Bella and her family by donating to their GoFundMe.
LAVONIA, Ga. -- I went to Cracker Barrel for the first time on Monday afternoon. Check another box on immersing myself in Southern staples.Tori McElhaney, Kris Rhim and I stopped at one in Lavonia, on our drive back from Charlotte. It was a a scene, man. I couldn't believe the size of the gift shop in the lobby, the rockers posted outside or the fact we were the youngest patrons by a mile. It was both kitschy and awesome.Tori recommended the chicken 'n dumplings. I had that, biscuits, mac and cheese and some hash brown casserol...
LAVONIA, Ga. -- I went to Cracker Barrel for the first time on Monday afternoon. Check another box on immersing myself in Southern staples.
Tori McElhaney, Kris Rhim and I stopped at one in Lavonia, on our drive back from Charlotte. It was a a scene, man. I couldn't believe the size of the gift shop in the lobby, the rockers posted outside or the fact we were the youngest patrons by a mile. It was both kitschy and awesome.
Tori recommended the chicken 'n dumplings. I had that, biscuits, mac and cheese and some hash brown casserole. In a word, legit.
Before you write in and ask if I've been living under a rock and that Cracker Barrel is a national chain, they don't have them anywhere I've lived in California. This was all new.
So I've done the sweet tea thing. I'm a Chik-Fil-A regular. I dig pimento cheese and I'm among the billions calling peaches the best fruit around. Now Cracker Barrel's cross off the list. I even have a Georgia driver's license and Peach State plates. A meal at Waffle House and I'm officially a Georgian.
It was a good stop on the way back from weekend wear the Falcons took a real positive step. We address that progress and look a bit farther down the road in Monday's Bair Mail, which is a bit belated after a long drive home with the Tori and Kris.
Charlie C. from Boulder, Colo.
Scott, how about our running game coming on in the last three games? I believe that Patterson, Davis, & Ollison ran the ball for 128 yards today in Charlotte, so doesn't that make it over 100 yards in rushing in three consecutive games in a row? Isn't it crazy to see Patterson and Davis play with a chip on their shoulders, proving that they can consistently rush over 100 yards a game? Can they do it again Sunday in san Francisco?
Bair: You're right, Charlie, that the Falcons run game is trending up. Going over 100 yards once is nice but a singular event. Doing it three times, twice against top run defenses, constitutes a marked improvement.
A large part of that is the offensive line work, allowing backs to get past the line and into the second level before making first contact. That's why you've seen Mike Davis be better recently. He can be a sledgehammer with a full head of steam, a tough runner to bring down who initiates contact on his terms.
Cordarelle Patterson has been running well, and Qadree Ollison's back in the mix after spending most of the year on the practice squad. Running well will help against the 49ers, who have an excellent pass rush the Falcons must neutralize whenever possible. The 49ers have allowed an average of 4.3 yards per carry, suggesting the Falcons could continue running well out west.
Whether the Falcons make the postseason or not, the gains made in the running game and on defense will leave the franchise in a better space. That'll be the case even with significant turnover expected this season.
Matthew Grant from Seattle
Hi Scott, First off, I want to say how much more I've enjoyed this mailbag and the level of engagement with fan questions this year over previous years, despite our current team record. Anyways... my question is this: Do you think the Falcons will aim to trade down for more picks this draft, given our questionable cap space and the sheer amount of players we need to fill our roster? (Not to mention, a genuine need at almost every position) Thanks for keeping fans involved and interested instead of just bummed out by the product on the field!
Bair: Thanks for the kind words, Matthew. Appreciate the question. And, you're right. The Falcons need a ton, especially with roster flux remaining high. Trading down could give them some options to get extra picks – those are solid gold for a team trying to expand its young foundation – but you need a partner. And Terry Fontenot will surely have his limits for how far down he's willing to go based on the players available. It'll be an interesting first round for the Falcons, because they need both volume and top talent. You don't want to lose out on a prized prospect by going too far down. They'll play out all those scenarios heading into the NFL draft, with a plan to execute no matter what offers come their way.
Will Smith from Summerville, Ga.
Hi, Scott, as always, thanks for the work y'all do. I'd like to address the o line, specifically Mayfield and McGary, the two weakest links, in my opinion. Although both have been better lately, they've been responsible for most of Matt's aches and pains this season. This is way out of the box, but what do you think about having them switch positions. McGary is big and nasty, but too slow to beat a fast edge rusher to the corner. At guard, he wouldn't have that problem. And Mayfield was a tackle in college, right? Maybe a fresh start would help him. Your thoughts?
Bair: Interesting thought, Will, but I doubt they would go down that road at this point. I'd bet Kaleb McGary would need some significant time to accommodate a position switch. Jalen Mayfield can play several spots but, in my opinion, he's a better guard than tackle at this stage.
Continuity is also king along the offensive line, and we're seeing far better, more precise run blocking. The Falcons would want to keep that good thing going.
Joe Van Horn from Acworth, Ga.
As we have played better on the road, and by my count we are 4-16 in our last 20 games at the Benz, what can the Falcons do to turn home field into an advantage instead of a disadvantage? The fans are ready, trust me, to cheer them on but walking out losers every game this year and 16 out of the last 20 is tough.
Bair: Yeah, Joe, the Falcons' record at Mercedes-Benz is pretty rough. Going winless there thus far has been a disappointment for Arthur Smith, countered only by the team's success on the road. There's nothing to point to directly, leaving it more as a coincidence than anything. The Falcons travel well, with a 6-2 record away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. They'll have a chance to get right with home games against the Lions and Saints, both beatable teams.
The home crowd will need to be at its best in those contests, with both probably having major playoff implications. I understand your frustrations – you want to celebrate wins with the team – and it must be tough to walk out of the venue without one.
We have another big Bair Mail coming on Wednesday, so let's fill up the mailbag by submitting questions right here.