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A wise person once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

At Dental Assisting 101, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to enjoy a career doing what they love. Unfortunately, many men and women in Georgia settle for soulless, thankless jobs with no upward mobility. If you are stuck in a job just to pay the bills, your opportunity to make a change and build a better life is here.

Unlike traditional colleges, we offer our students an expedited pathway to success through a hands-on educational approach where students learn by doing. One of the best ways to secure your future and set yourself up for success is to learn from the best. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you enroll in our dental assisting school in Alpharetta, GA. We pride ourselves on having one of the most effective dental assisting courses in the state, where most students find a position within 60 days of graduation.

When it comes to decisions, choosing a new career path is one of the most important of your life. It’s not an easy choice, and it can be even harder to juggle your current responsibilities while you study and attend class. That is why we offer both in-person and online course structures, focusing on teaching practical skills that you will use every day as a dental assistant. When you choose Assisting 101, you can rest easy knowing you won’t spend valuable time trying to discern complicated lectures or irrelevant tasks. Instead, you will learn crucial skills that will set you apart from your peers and help you begin a new life-changing career in the dental industry.

When you enroll in our dental assisting school, you will reap the benefits of:

  • Flexible schedules for working adults and first-time students
  • Practical training that will teach you the skills necessary to flourish as a dental assistant
  • Knowledgeable dental faculty who want you to succeed
  • Access to your instructor 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
  • Affordable tuition with low payment plan opportunities
  • In-depth career prep to get you ready for a job in the dental industry
  • Resume help and job interview coaching

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Choosing Your Dental Assisting Course In Alpharetta, GA

At Assisting 101, students have their choice of two unique dental assisting programs in Alpharetta. 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.

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM TWO DIFFERENT COURSE PROGRAMS: ON-SITE AND ONLINE.

Online Dental Assistant Course

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.

When you choose our online dental assisting course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Begin classes at any time. With Assisting 101’s online course structure, students may begin learning as soon as their registration is approved.
  • Obtain a customized welcome kit that includes your textbooks, studying materials, alginate impression kits, dentition models, x-ray kit, pouring model package, and scrubs. This way, you can experience hands-on learning from the comfort of your home.
  • Take 10 academic sessions online, totaling 78 hours of lecture time and 30 hours of hands-on training seminars.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of dental assisting, through educational lectures. These lectures contain demonstration videos, slide shows with instructor voice-overs, and rich illustrations to ensure you retain crucial skills and information.
  • Complete the course as quickly as you would like. Dedicated, hardworking students can finish our online dental assisting course in Alpharetta, GA, within a month!
  • Use our externship placement services to help you discover local dental offices in need of interns to help you fulfill our course competencies. While not mandatory for graduation, an externship will help you better prepare for a long career in dentistry. An externship can also be an incredible way to network with industry professionals and work at an office that may hire you down the road.
  • Engage with your instructor, who will be with you every step of the way while you carve your path to a new, rewarding career.

On-Site Dental Assistant Course

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.

THIS PROGRAM IS MORE IN LINE WITH A TRADITIONAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AND GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Immerse yourself in a traditional 10-week-long program consisting of training and in-office lectures each Saturday from 9AM until 5PM. On-site classes are conducted in an intimate teaching environment to ensure each student gets the attention they need and deserve.
  • Learn from successful dental professionals in our state-of-the-art dental assisting school in Alpharetta, GA. Because this program is only offered four times a year, class space is very limited.
  • Get a basic understanding of common dental assisting techniques through lectures in the morning. You will put those techniques to use in our operatories in the afternoon, where you will practice real-world dental assistant duties.
  • Attend an orientation meeting, where you will receive your textbooks, studying materials, scrubs, and more.
  • Benefit from 48 hours of shadowing by our fully trained technicians and dental professionals. While you are being shadowed, your instructor will walk you through important procedures and teach you crucial skills needed for a fulfilling career as a dental assistant.
  • Build friendships and lifelong relationships with like-minded students who also want to begin a career in the dental industry.

Why Choose A Career In The Dental Industry?

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 Alpharetta.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DENTAL ASSISTANT CAREERS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS

  • Rated #15 Out of 100 Best Health Care Support Jobs According to U.S News and World Report
  • Rated #84 Out of Best 100 Jobs in All of the United States
  • Average Salary: $40,080
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
  • Number of Jobs: 23,400

What Does A Dental Assistant Do?

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.

Common dental assistant job duties may include:

  • Assisting in the lab
  • Sterilizing dental equipment and tools
  • Ordering and organizing supplies for their dental office
  • Help perform x-rays
  • Maintain and organize patient dental records
  • Perform coronal polishing for patients
  • Provide fluoride treatments for patients
  • Help educate patients about how to maintain their oral health
  • Help educate patients about best practices relating to proper oral hygiene
  • Providing assistance to dentists and hygienists during cleanings
  • Greet patients and make them feel comfortable
  • Collect important info from new and existing patients
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Why Attend a Dental Assisting School In Alpharetta, GA?

They say the best way to predict the future is to create it, and that is exactly what you will be doing when you enroll at Assisting 101. We believe in getting our students ready for a lifelong career, not just a job that pays the bills. When you attend our award-winning dental assisting school, you are investing in a future rich with opportunity.

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.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON REASONS WHY OUR STUDENTS SAY THEY CHOOSE TO ATTEND OUR DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL:

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WORK IN AN EVER-GROWING INDUSTRY

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.

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FULFILLING BALANCE BETWEEN LIFE AND WORK

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.

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ABILITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

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 Alpharetta, the chance to become a manager or supervisor will become much more likely. The sky is the limit!

Latest News in Alpharetta

Proposed Brock Built development would 'encourage' walkability in Alpharetta

A proposed mixed-use project in Alpharetta would densify and promote walkability in the city's North Point district.Atlanta-based Brock Built Homes is planning 140 townhomes, 35 single-family residences and 41,800 square feet of commercial space, according to documents filed with the City of Alpharetta Design Review Board. The project, called Morrison Park, would rise on 25 currently vacant acres at Morrison Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road. Atlanta Business Chronicle ...

A proposed mixed-use project in Alpharetta would densify and promote walkability in the city's North Point district.

Atlanta-based Brock Built Homes is planning 140 townhomes, 35 single-family residences and 41,800 square feet of commercial space, according to documents filed with the City of Alpharetta Design Review Board. The project, called Morrison Park, would rise on 25 currently vacant acres at Morrison Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road. Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported on the project in April.

Public amenities and green spaces would be key features of the development. Brock Built intends to include pocket parks, plazas, an exercise loop, a dog park and a community garden. The Alpha Loop, a multiuse path looping through Alpharetta and tying to attractions such as the Big Creek Greenway, downtown Alpharetta and Avalon, would run through the project. Outdoor workspace and space for food trucks or pop-up retail would be located along the Loop.

"The biggest impact for the surrounding area is the completion of the Alpha Loop through the development," said Brock Built Executive Director Matt Brock in a rezoning application submitted to the city. "This component is critical to the development and the existing surrounding uses."

Brock Built is seeking variances from Alpharetta to move forward with the project. Matt Brock and Brock Built Executive VP Adam Brock did not respond to requests for comment.

The Morrison Park property is part of Alpharetta's North Point Overlay District, a zoning district that surrounds North Point Mall. Texas-based Trademark Property Co. recently submitted plans to transform the mall from a suburban relic into a modern mixed-use development. The mall project is serving as a catalyst for further development in the area. Canada-based homebuilder Empire Communities proposed two residential projects nearby.

Brock Built's proposed Morrison Park development would exist within the North Point Activity Center Livable Centers Initiative (LCI). The City of Alpharetta created the LCI in 2008 in an attempt to create a "walkable, mixed-use village with a focus on sustainability, green space and connectivity." The city adopted a 10-year update in 2018.

Designers for Morrison Park include Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., landscape architects Ahrens Design Group and Iron Wood Design Group, and architecture firm Niles Bolton Associates. The project's design includes a "layout and architectural theme that is encouraged with new development," according to Matt Brock.

"The homes and commercial uses will face the adjacent roadway and create an attractive streetscape to encourage walking," he said in the application.

Brock Built is scheduled to present plans for Morrison Park at the Alpharetta Design Review Board's monthly meeting on Nov. 19.

Ranked by 2020 Atlanta gross residential sales volume from closed transactions

Rank Organization 2020 Atlanta gross residential sales volume from closed transactions
1 Keller Williams Realty, Southeast Region $17.56 billion
2 BHHS Georgia Properties $4.27 billion
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Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau President, CEO Honored

Janet Rodgers, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO, was awarded the Business Woman of Excellence Living Legacy award.ALPHARETTA, GA — The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the 2021 North Fulton Women INfluencing Business Awards. The Business Woman of Excellence Living Legacy Award was presented to Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.The awards were presented at the Chamber's WellStar Monthly Luncheon Series...

Janet Rodgers, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO, was awarded the Business Woman of Excellence Living Legacy award.

ALPHARETTA, GA — The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of the 2021 North Fulton Women INfluencing Business Awards. The Business Woman of Excellence Living Legacy Award was presented to Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The awards were presented at the Chamber's WellStar Monthly Luncheon Series on Oct. 26 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

Women INfluencing Business is a committee of the Greater North Fulton Chamber focused on advancing and connecting women in the North Fulton business community. Awards were selected by a committee of past winners. Women INfluencing Business programming and networking events are presented by Verizon.

Rodgers has spent more than two decades making Alpharetta a viable place that people would want to live, work, play and stay. Her mission at the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau is to position the City of Alpharetta to be recognized as a premier tourism destination by developing programs and facilities to attract overnight visitors to Alpharetta's 30 hotels.

Under her leadership, the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau recently received a gold level "Benchmark of Excellence" certification from the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus for the fifth time.

Rodgers is also a co-founder of "Hospitality Highway" in 2005, and was the inspirational force behind creating a program that promoted the Ga. 400 corridor in the tourism and hospitality industry. Highlighting the seven communities that flank Ga. 400 on the north side of Atlanta, the program directly provided those cities with an influx of growth in their respective markets. Through the creation of a website, print collateral, public relations efforts, and social media, each of the communities from Buckhead to Dahlonega, have benefitted from her passion for tourism and partnership.

The organizations Rodgers has supported with time, money and talent include Alpharetta Rotary, Innovation Academy, North Fulton Community Charities, and The Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation, among many, many others. In recognizing Rodgers, the awards selection committee noted she is a community champion.

"The benchmark Janet sets for her team is 'excellence' and she models that in all she accomplishes," said Gloria Mattei, chair of the awards selection committee and co-chair of the Chamber's women influencing business committee.

"I am truly honored to receive the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's Business Woman of Excellence Living Legacy Award," Rodgers said. "I care deeply about all the health and wellbeing of awesome Alpharetta's community and its businesses. I lead a team of professionals who are committed to the development of the most creative tourism promotions and strategies that will attract visitors to all 30 of Alpharetta's upscale and modern hotels. We strive to make our community a viable place that people would want to visit with lots of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, music, hotels, art, and history walks We need all of these tourism assets to ensure Alpharetta is awesome all the time."

Small Business Saturday 2021: 'Shop Small' In Alpharetta, Milton

Small Business Saturday has never been more important as Alpharetta-Milton small businesses pull themselves out of the pandemic.ALPHARETTA-MILTON, GA — Local businesses in Alpharetta-Milton hope to make the most of Small Business Saturday and other promotions as the coronavirus pandemic continues to redefine the holiday shopping season.Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Alpharetta-Milton are facing unprecedented challenges as the ongoing coronavirus pandem...

Small Business Saturday has never been more important as Alpharetta-Milton small businesses pull themselves out of the pandemic.

ALPHARETTA-MILTON, GA — Local businesses in Alpharetta-Milton hope to make the most of Small Business Saturday and other promotions as the coronavirus pandemic continues to redefine the holiday shopping season.

Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Alpharetta-Milton are facing unprecedented challenges as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic changes how Americans do their holiday shopping.

The list of local businesses participating in Small Business Saturday in Alpharetta-Milton continues to grow. Here are a few of them:

American Express launched the "Shop Small" movement in 2010 to encourage people to support local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Since then, it has evolved into a year-round effort to encourage people to support the mom-and-pop businesses and local shops in Alpharetta-Milton and elsewhere around the country.

Last year, Americans spent about $20 billion on Small Business Saturday, up slightly from the year before.

Supporting local businesses is important, according to American Express, which estimates that 67 cents of every $1 spent remains in the local community. That amounts to about $67 billion that has stayed in local communities since Small Business Saturday began, according to the financial services company.

A Shop Small Consumer Impact survey from American Express before the pandemic found that 73 percent of people think empty storefronts are a national issue, and 84 percent agree the increase in empty storefronts and the closings of small, independently owned businesses negatively affect their local communities.

The survey showed that when consumers are aware of the impact of spending their dollars locally, 75 percent said they would be more likely to purchase a product or service from small, independently owned businesses.

Small businesses have been pummeled by the pandemic, according to a study by economist Susan Woodward. The study looked at the bank deposits of nearly 1 million small businesses with 10 or fewer employees, from every major sector and industry, during the first year of the pandemic.

The study, commissioned by Intuit QuickBooks, looked at bank deposits by the approximately 1 million small businesses using the company's software and anonymized, aggregated data from the users.

In Georgia, small business was down 20 percent in the first full year of the pandemic.

Retailers and personal care businesses, such as barbers and hair salons, were among the businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, but have enjoyed a stronger recovery than other sectors, according to the study.

In general, Woodward's study also showed:

Black Friday Sales 2021: Store, Mall Hours In Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, GA — Last year, the coronavirus pandemic changed Black Friday as Americans knew it. Retailers in Alpharetta cut back hours. Some moved sales online to avoid large crowds in stores.Black Friday falls on Nov. 26 this year. Millions of Americans are now vaccinated against the coronavirus, which means many die-hard shoppers are planning a return to Black Friday normalcy.Not so fast, some experts say.While coronavirus may not be top of mind as Americans hit the lines outside their favorite retailers, the ong...

ALPHARETTA, GA — Last year, the coronavirus pandemic changed Black Friday as Americans knew it. Retailers in Alpharetta cut back hours. Some moved sales online to avoid large crowds in stores.

Black Friday falls on Nov. 26 this year. Millions of Americans are now vaccinated against the coronavirus, which means many die-hard shoppers are planning a return to Black Friday normalcy.

Not so fast, some experts say.

While coronavirus may not be top of mind as Americans hit the lines outside their favorite retailers, the ongoing global supply chain issues could take a huge bite out of their Black Friday fun.

Thanks to supply chain issues, many popular holiday gifts will be in short supply or more expensive than usual. While sales might be starting sooner this year, shoppers might not see the steep discounts they're used to on Black Friday, CBS News reported citing Consumer Reports. The problem could be worse for new or in-demand products such as high-tech toys.

Still, some shoppers aren't likely to miss out on their favorite holiday tradition.

As you plan this year's Black Friday itinerary, you'll want to know when malls are open in Alpharetta:

A recent survey by Gallup found Americans plan to spend an average of $837 on gifts this season, up just slightly from the $805 they estimated they would spend last year.

Both pandemic-era estimates are lower than what Gallup found in the preceding few years, including the record-high $942 recorded in 2019.

Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation is predicting holiday spending this year has the potential to shatter previous records. The organization has predicted holiday sales will increase between 8.5 percent and 10.5 percent over 2020, meaning shoppers intend to spend about $859 billion.

If you are planning to shop in person, here are this year's Black Friday store hours, according to BlackFriday.com, TheBlackFriday.com and Good Housekeeping; however, Patch encourages calling ahead to confirm exact hours with your specific location:

To avoid overspending on holiday gifts, it's important to make a list, set a budget and stick to it. Also, know your shopping triggers. For example, many people can't resist a sale. But not all bargains are created equal, and shoppers should be wary of the "buy more, save more" types of deals.

"You think you are getting a better value when you see $10 off $50 or $20 off $50, but it's the same percent discount, so don't let that discount claim make you spend more," consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch told CNBC.

GeorgiaGasSavings.com Announces 2021 Best Natural Gas Providers in Georgia

Best Natural Gas Providers in Georgia - 2021Best Natural Gas Providers in Georgia - 2021ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a volatile year of cold weather and natural gas prices, GeorgiaGasSavings.com announced today the 2021 ratings for the best natural gas providers in the stat...

Best Natural Gas Providers in Georgia - 2021

Best Natural Gas Providers in Georgia - 2021

ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a volatile year of cold weather and natural gas prices, GeorgiaGasSavings.com announced today the 2021 ratings for the best natural gas providers in the state of Georgia. GeorgiaGasSavings.com provides consumers with comprehensive rankings, ratings and customer reviews to help make informed decisions about natural gas services. This ranking comes at a critical time for consumers, as national and international natural gas prices continue to influence local prices for natural gas plans.

The 2021 GeorgiaGasSavings.com's Best Natural Gas Providers first place position and gold trophy goes to Georgia Natural Gas (GNG). The largest provider and most recognizable brand in Georgia, GNG scored well on plans and pricing, product variety, and community engagement. Additionally, the provider had consistently strong customer reviews.

The second place ranking has been awarded to Constellation Energy. Constellation entered the natural gas market in Georgia in 2012 and has since been recognized for competitive rates and outstanding customer communication. The company also had the highest customer reviews of any other provider in Georgia.

The remaining top five providers in Georgia, receiving bronze trophies, include SCANA Energy, Xoom Energy, and Gas South. SCANA Energy rated the highest of all providers on community giving and had excellent marks for their operational abilities. Xoom Energy had the best rates from a natural gas provider all year, and scored well in billing, communications, and customer service. Meanwhile, Gas South excelled at customer communication. The complete ratings can be viewed at https://www.georgiagassavings.com/read-reviews.

Georgia Gas Savings advocates for consumers by evaluating providers in the Georgia natural gas market for features and characteristics that typical energy customers may miss, such as high deposits, variable rates, incentives, "free" plans, and minimum usage plans. These new rankings are designed to help consumers find the best natural gas providers to fit their individual needs, as well as educate customers about potential marketplace pitfalls.

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