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:
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.
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 Alpharetta.
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.
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.
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 Alpharetta, the chance to become a manager or supervisor will become much more likely. The sky is the limit!
Assisting 101 was founded on the concept of helping individuals through our unique and enhanced training programs to achieve a more rewarding career in a professional environment. If you're fed up with being fed up and are ready to start fresh with a clean slate, contact us today at (678) 888-5198. We would be happy to tell you more about our school, our courses, and our class schedule. If you're craving a happy career and happy life, the time for a change is now.Call Us 678-888-5198
Milton track & field qualify many to state championship meetThe Milton track & field teams travelled to southern Georgia with hopes to getting athletes qualified to the state meet at the GHSA sectionals hosted by Tift Co High School and came away with many Eagles now heading to the state championship meet next weekend.GIRLSThe Lady Eagles will send 2 individuals and a relay team to the state meet next week at McEachern HS in Powder Springs. In the 1600m (5th-5:21.23) & 3200m (4th-11:27.30), junior Farrah Fr...
The Milton track & field teams travelled to southern Georgia with hopes to getting athletes qualified to the state meet at the GHSA sectionals hosted by Tift Co High School and came away with many Eagles now heading to the state championship meet next weekend.
The Lady Eagles will send 2 individuals and a relay team to the state meet next week at McEachern HS in Powder Springs. In the 1600m (5th-5:21.23) & 3200m (4th-11:27.30), junior Farrah Frith will contend for the state championship after running very tactical races in the sectional meet. Also qualifying in 2 events is sophomore Ella Grace Malcom. In the 800m (7th-2:22.99) Malcom was 4th in her heat and made it to the state meet on time and led-off the 4x800m (5th-9:54.9-times unofficial) relay that included fellow sophomore Leelah Dennis & seniors Megan Stechschulte & Genevieve Trainor. The relay team returns to the state meet with hopes of improving on their 7th place finish from 2021, the inaugural running of the event at the state meet.
Also competing for Milton but not qualifying for the state meet was Nora Megenity in the triple jump. Her leap of 34'9.5" (10th) was a slight improvement on her 2nd best performer in school history mark.
Milton will advance 3 individuals (2 in 2 events each & one in a single event) to lead the Eagles at the state meet next week. Fellow juniors Devin Dahunsi (Long Jump & Triple Jump) & Cory Chambers (1600m/3200m) made their presence known at the sectional meet and will contend for a podium placing in both events at the state meet. In the triple jump, Dahunsi (2nd-45'5") used a generous tailwind to garner runner-up honors but just fouled on his 2nd jump that looked to be a close to 1-foot improvement on his school record! In the long jump after a couple of fouls in the first round, Dahunsi (7th-21'6") got his mark on his 3rd jump and had safely qualified for the state meet. Chambers had two very tactical races which he bided his time near the front and easily qualified in the 1600m (8th-4:37.53) & 3200m (7th-9:53.89) to advance to the state meet. Senior Andrew Dassler easily qualified for the state meet in the pole vault (1st-12'6") taking only one single jump to make the meet next week where he was 7th a year ago.
Also competing at the sectional meet but not advancing to the state meet were Jaden Bender in the discus (10th-129'6.5") an improvement on his #5 performance in school history. The boys 4x800m relay team (Brandon Sevel/Jorge Fabregas/Will Conklin/Charlie Reynolds) finishing 12th in 8:56.9 (times unofficial). Ethan Hagel in the 400m (12th-52.20) & Rio Breedlove in the 300m hurdles (13th-44.96).
The state meet will be held at McEachern HS on May 12-14. All field events will be Thursday May 12th along with the 4x800m relay. Friday May 13th will feature the 800m semi-finals and the 3200m races. Saturday May 14th will have the 800m final & 1600m races to conclude the meet & season for Milton.
At the event, North Fulton healthcare professionals can learn new skills, network with peers and hear topical presentations by experts. Alpharetta/Milton-area healthcare professionals are invited to mark their calendars for the annual United for Healthcare Summit, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in metro Atlanta. Limited registrations are still available.The event, produced by United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia (UAPRN), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for Georgians, will featur...
Alpharetta/Milton-area healthcare professionals are invited to mark their calendars for the annual United for Healthcare Summit, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in metro Atlanta. Limited registrations are still available.
The event, produced by United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia (UAPRN), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for Georgians, will feature both in-person and virtual presentations and workshops, hands-on skills sessions (in person only) and a closing Gala. All programs will be held at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain. www.uaprn.org
Major sponsors include The Georgia Commission on Women, Black Women Leaders in Nursing, Clayton State University School of Nursing, Emory University School of Nursing, Bayer Healthcare and Georgia Nurses Association, the annual Summit is designed for nurses, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), physician associates, lab technicians, occupational and physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals who want to learn new skills and hear presentations on the latest topics and legislative efforts affecting the medical profession in Georgia. There is also content for healthcare students, including undergraduate and graduate students.
Tickets to the United for Healthcare Summit range from $75-$300, excluding accommodations for those who choose to stay at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort. Information on participating at the May event as a sponsor, vendor or exhibitor may be found at www.uaprn.org.
The Summit's keynote speaker will be Brandon P. Fleming, CEO of Harvard University's Diversity Project and author of Miseducated, who will speak on Social Justice. Additional speakers will address such topics as:
The popular annual event will feature both in-person and virtual presentations and workshops. Skills classes will be in-person only, and will include EKG Interpretation, Basic Suturing, Lab Interpretation, Advance Suturing, and NCLEX Exam Review for undergraduate nursing students. Those who attend the various healthcare lectures can earn up to 25 CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits, including eight for pharmacology. The vendor exhibit hall will offer opportunities for attendees to network with healthcare partners from across the state. All in-person attendees will have access to the virtual lectures following the Summit.
"Our conference theme is "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion", said Dr. Michelle Nelson, Ph.D., RN, MS, FNP-BC and past president of UAPRN of Georgia. "Because nurses and nursing students encompass diverse backgrounds, ages, genders, races and nationalities, it is crucial that we listen to and learn from different viewpoints and experiences."
"Members of the medical profession at all levels have been united, perhaps as never before, as we faced the sometimes overwhelming challenges of caring for our patients during the COVID crisis," said Ashley Blackmon, MS, CCRN, FNP-C, president of UAPRN of Georgia.. "UAPRN of Georgia is excited to bring our members together May 14, 2022 to share our experiences, learn from each other, consider differing perspectives and celebrate our accomplishments together. The Summit is designed for a statewide audience, and we hope to have attendees from all across Georgia."
About UAPRN of Georgia
United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for the citizens of Georgia. The organization's members support the advancement of the role APRNs play in the healthcare system by addressing and promoting legislative and practice issues, and also provides professional role identification and mentorship to nursing colleagues, students and new APRNs. UAPRN has chapters throughout the state of Georgia, where members enjoy access to continuing education opportunities, networking, information on available jobs and much more. www.uaprn.org
Alpharetta could soon be home to Off Leash, a “luxury” dog park with a full-service restaurant. Lonnie Cooper Ventures, a subsidiary of Cooper Holdings, INC., is seeking a Conditional Use Permit from the City to operate Off Leash, at 142 South Main Street and 125 Norcross Street, according to an application set to be heard on May 11, 2022.The properties “are vacant and present an ideal opportunity for a...
Alpharetta could soon be home to Off Leash, a “luxury” dog park with a full-service restaurant. Lonnie Cooper Ventures, a subsidiary of Cooper Holdings, INC., is seeking a Conditional Use Permit from the City to operate Off Leash, at 142 South Main Street and 125 Norcross Street, according to an application set to be heard on May 11, 2022.
The properties “are vacant and present an ideal opportunity for a new pedestrian and dog-friendly business in Downtown Alpharetta,” according to the application.
Cooper Holdings, INC. is from Founder Lonnie Cooper, the businessman behind CSE, a sports talent agency, among other companies. Cooper on Wednesday did not respond to What Now Atlanta’s request for comment.
“The Applicant plans to redevelop the property into a full-service restaurant and a luxury dog park, Off Leash,” according to the filing. “The zoning of the property allows the restaurant as a permitted use. As such, this Conditional Use Permit request is focused on the dog park aspect of the redevelopment. Off Leash requires the approval of a Conditional Use Permit as an ‘outdoor recreation facility’ pursuant to the City of Alpharetta’s Zoning Code.”
In addition to its restaurant, the state-of-the-art dog park facility will featureoutdoor and indoor spaces. “Off Leash will be a community gathering space where families, friends and their dogs can gather, play, and connect with one another.”
If approved, the existing building on the property would be reconfigured inside and outside to create the 5,000 square-foot restaurant and a separate indoor area of approximately 6,000 square feet. Landscape islands will be added in the existing parking lot and the vacant portion of the property would be transformed into the dog park.
The parking — 51 onsite spaces — would be shared between the restaurant and Off Leash. The dog park would operate on a membership business model with guest and day passes with proposed hours of operation being Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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The nautical-themed gourmet hot dog restaurant, Nauti Dog Grill, will serve various kinds of hot dogs, cheese steaks, tater tots and more.ALPHARETTA, GA — Nauti Dog Grill, a locally owned specialty hot dog restaurant, is now open at Alpharetta City Center, and will occupy the space in between local favorites Never Enough Thyme and Lapeer Steak & Seafood.Nauti Dog Grill will offer all the comforts of an island bar, with a marine atmosphere and unique spins on the classic hot dog. Menu items include the "Nimitz&q...
ALPHARETTA, GA — Nauti Dog Grill, a locally owned specialty hot dog restaurant, is now open at Alpharetta City Center, and will occupy the space in between local favorites Never Enough Thyme and Lapeer Steak & Seafood.
Nauti Dog Grill will offer all the comforts of an island bar, with a marine atmosphere and unique spins on the classic hot dog. Menu items include the "Nimitz", a footling hot dog, and the "Carolina Dog" topped with housemate jalapeño slaw and Carolina barbecue sauce. The concept will also offer cheese steaks, tater tots with various toppings and vegan hot dog options. Adult customers can enjoy a full bar with boozy milkshakes and refreshing island-style cocktails. The space will boast a freshly remodeled interior and revamped back patio for outdoor dining.
Nauti Dog Grill is the latest concept from Chef Rob Pniewski and Michele and Mike Doyle, the family team behind Never Enough Thyme, a local gourmet restaurant with two locations in Alpharetta. The team opened their first restaurant in 2001 before relocating to Alpharetta City Center in 2019. Their second location opened at Halcyon in 2020. The Doyles drew inspiration for Nauti Dog Grill from their travels to the British Virgin Islands, mutual love for sailing, and Mike's experiences as a Navy and Marine Corp veteran.
"Never Enough Thyme has thrived as a part of Alpharetta City Center, and it was a natural decision to open up our newest concept next door," Michele Doyle said. "The community in downtown Alpharetta is extremely welcoming, and we knew that the area would benefit from a convenient, grab-and-go type of restaurant. We look forward to seeing guests strolling the Town Green with a delicious Nauti Dog in hand."
Nauti Dog Grill will join Alpharetta City Center as the latest addition to its roster of over 30 upscale retailers, restaurants and service providers. With the opening of Luxury Watches and Diamonds in December of last year, the property is now fully occupied.
Nauti Dog Grill will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit online for more information.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta City Council heard its first formal presentation of the proposed fiscal year 2023 budget May 2.And while spending for day-to-day operation of the city is predicted to grow by nearly 6 percent to $73.8 million, revenues from taxes, fees and other sources are expected to climb more than 9 percent to $78.5 million.Finance director Tom Harris said the financial plan predicts no increase in the tax rate for local property owners. Alpharetta has maintained a property tax rate of 5.750 mills for ...
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta City Council heard its first formal presentation of the proposed fiscal year 2023 budget May 2.
And while spending for day-to-day operation of the city is predicted to grow by nearly 6 percent to $73.8 million, revenues from taxes, fees and other sources are expected to climb more than 9 percent to $78.5 million.
Finance director Tom Harris said the financial plan predicts no increase in the tax rate for local property owners. Alpharetta has maintained a property tax rate of 5.750 mills for more than a dozen years and offers one of the highest basic homestead exemptions – $45,000 – in Metro Atlanta.
In his presentation to the City Council, Harris said the proposed budget focuses on maintaining a competitive tax rate, saving homeowners money on taxes, maintaining city service standards and retaining flexibility in the case of economic downturn.
Property taxes are expected to drive increased revenues as new construction and the value of existing property has added to the tax base.
Local option sales taxes, franchise taxes, alcohol excise taxes and hotel and motel taxes are also expected to drive up revenue. Expenditure increases are expected to come from higher costs for personnel, maintenance and operations.
Fiscal year 2023 begins July 1, 2022 and runs through June 30, 2023. The city will hold another workshop on the proposed budget on May 16. There are three public hearings scheduled on the proposed budget, one on May 23 and two on June 6 to allow citizens to comment on the spending plan.
The city has uploaded a document containing the full draft budget to its website for the public to view. The draft budget represents efforts by the mayor and city staff to finance operations in the coming year, although Mayor Jim Gilvin noted during the meeting that it was mostly city staff who worked to develop it.
Gilvin said one major inclusion he pushed in the budget was a $4.2 million commitment to stormwater repairs and maintenance, an issue residents have spoken up about in recent months.
In other matters at the Monday meeting, Parks & Recreation Director Morgan Rodgers gave an update on eight of the city’s parks projects that were approved in last year’s parks bond referendum. Most of the projects Rodgers mentioned, including the construction of the new Waters Road Park and Farmhouse Community Heritage Park, are still in the survey or design phases.
The most costly project — improvements to the Wills Park Equestrian Center — is being funded by both the city and the Wills Park Equestrian Foundation, which pledged to raise $5 million for the renovations. The city is matching the pledge with its own $5 million.
Mayor Pro Tem Dan Merkel raised the concern that the equestrian foundation may not be able to raise the full amount. Rodgers noted that the city is only moving forward with each project phase once the equestrian foundation has the money to fund that phase, and if the foundation cannot raise the full amount, the improvements will stop.
Plans call for the equestrian center to receive new horse barns with space for up to 380 horses, renovations to every arena and improvements to the site’s drainage and utilities.
The City Council also hired the Jarrard & Davis law firm to act as the city’s legal services provider going forward.
Previous city attorney Mike Stacy is a member of the Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin law firm. Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard said Alpharetta was that firm’s only government client, whereas Jarrard & Davis specializes in local government. Jarrard & Davis also provides legal services for the City of Milton and Forsyth County.
Associate attorney Molly Esswein represented Jarrard & Davis at Monday’s meeting.
The firm’s legal services will cost the city anywhere between $150 and $275 per hour, depending on which member of the firm is working with the city at the time.