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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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta, GA

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

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

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Georgia Aquarium, City of Refuge open new STEAM center program free to students

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Helping guide your student in a better direction can be challenging, but now the Georgia Aquarium and the City of Refuge nonprofit are unveiling a new learning facility, providing a pathway to career opportunities and skills for students’ future.The ribbon cutting took place at the City of Refuge Warehouse off Joseph E Boone Boulevard in West Atlanta Wednesday afternoon.“We want to give students in this community a chance to see something beyond their neighborhood. Growing up, that’s som...

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Helping guide your student in a better direction can be challenging, but now the Georgia Aquarium and the City of Refuge nonprofit are unveiling a new learning facility, providing a pathway to career opportunities and skills for students’ future.

The ribbon cutting took place at the City of Refuge Warehouse off Joseph E Boone Boulevard in West Atlanta Wednesday afternoon.

“We want to give students in this community a chance to see something beyond their neighborhood. Growing up, that’s something I didn’t get as a kid and I want to give those opportunities to others,” Georgia Aquarium spokesperson Bailey Dawson Jr. said.

The Georgia Aquarium and the City of Refuge nonprofit teamed up with their partners to create a brand new ecosystem for student learning. The facility is centered around marine biology, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, and other STEAM programs led by professional educators and mentors after school.

“At the City of Refuge, we want to provide a pathway of opportunity to help our students reach their full potential, especially in a world that is constantly moving forward and growing,” said Jonathan Inman with the City of Refuge.

When it’s time to come up for air, after long hours of schoolwork, students can find an escape at the City of Refuge STEAM center too.

Along with classroom and study areas, there is also a pool table, air hockey, and a foosball table in the lounge area.

“It’s so important that these kids have people pouring into their lives but also guarding them from the many different temptations that are out there in the world,” Inman said.

Students will have a place where they can stay on top of their schoolwork in a structured environment while still having fun and learning at the same time, according to organizers.

“Being able to not only have the Georgia Aquarium down the street but to bring the Georgia Aquarium to them. Give them access to marine life and learn about the ecosystem,” Dawson Jr. said.

It’s open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and it’s free.

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Georgia's 988's rollout exposes more mental health needs

When the new national mental health crisis line, 988, launched in mid-July, Georgia saw an expected increase in calls for help. Now, the state needs to allocate more money to support the surge in demand.Driving the news: Georgia is one of the first states to report preliminary data from 988's first days online. And state officials saw a 14% increase in call, text and chat volume during that time from the year prior, or a total of more than 37,500 calls in 45 days.Why it matters: The new three-d...

When the new national mental health crisis line, 988, launched in mid-July, Georgia saw an expected increase in calls for help. Now, the state needs to allocate more money to support the surge in demand.

Driving the news: Georgia is one of the first states to report preliminary data from 988's first days online. And state officials saw a 14% increase in call, text and chat volume during that time from the year prior, or a total of more than 37,500 calls in 45 days.

Why it matters: The new three-digit national suicide prevention and mental health hotline was designed to make it easier for Americans dealing with a crisis to call or text for help.

Of note: Georgia's existing, 16-year-old crisis number, the Georgia Crisis and Access Line remains operational, but its staff is now answering both 988 and GCAL.

What's happening: According to Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald, they expected an uptick in call volume with the rollout. And they expect the increase to continue.

The big picture: 988 nationally, which is being led by the Substance Use and Mental Health Administration, has seen a 45% increase in call volume, even without a large-scale marketing campaign.

What she's saying: "I've been in the field for over 25 years. I truly believe that this is the biggest point of transformation in my career," Fitzgerald told Axios of 988.

Zoom in: The highest prevalence of calls per capita during the first 45 days was in Webster County, in southwest Georgia — more than double the rate in Fulton County.

Yes, but: The increase in call volume means the state will also need to increase its services for all levels of crisis, including increasing mobile response team bandwidth and the beds and nurses needed to treat some patients.

What we're watching: To meet the projected demand, the department expects Georgia needs to double its community crisis bed capacity.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.

Out and About in the ATL | Aug. 26-28, 2022

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The weekend is upon us and there’s plenty of things to do in metro Atlanta. Lady Gaga is at Truist Park. the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is happening, and an Australian country singer is performing at the Red Light Cafe. More things to do below.The BronzeLens Film Festival continues this weekend at various locations. The festival features short films by local filmmakers of color. The festival also includes film industry panel...

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The weekend is upon us and there’s plenty of things to do in metro Atlanta. Lady Gaga is at Truist Park. the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is happening, and an Australian country singer is performing at the Red Light Cafe. More things to do below.

The BronzeLens Film Festival continues this weekend at various locations. The festival features short films by local filmmakers of color. The festival also includes film industry panels, a Sunday brunch, and an awards show.

Head to Cultivation Brewery in Norcross for Pho Cue (Vietnamese pho and central Texas-stye BBQ), live music with Juicebox Band, Aubrey’s Place woodworking pop-up shop and more.

Eventide Brewing is celebrating National Dog Day. There will be pet gear for sale, dog caricatures, a dog-owner look-a-like contest and beer.

The three-day Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival features 300 vendors, live music, food trucks and fun.

Eight O’ Eight is bringing their high-energy rock tribute show to Dixie Tavern on Windy Hill Road.

Second Self Beer Company on Logan Circle NW is hosting Comedy on the Lawn. It’s a free show for adults. Hosted by Vas Sanchez.

Lady Gaga is bringing her Chromatica Ball tour to Truist Park.

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The Beverly Atlanta on Glenwood Avenue is hosting a 90s Brunch with cocktail specials, DJ G-Que and 90s vibes.

The two-day Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will feature multiple artists and music. There will also be an artist market and kid zone. Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe will be there both days.

The SheATL Summer Theater Festival continues through Sunday at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center on North Decatur Road. The festival features four full-length plays by gender-marginalized artists.

The Cobb International Festival at Cobb County Fair Grounds will feature local and international music and art, eclectic dancing, delicious culinary options, crafts, jewelry and a kids corner.

Georgia Jam 2022 at Gas South Arena in Duluth will feature 11 bands in one venue. Lineup includes Jefferson Starship, Mother’s Finest, Drivin N Cryin, Michelle Malone, Pat Travers Band, ARS, Yacht Rock Schooner, Love Tractor, Shyanne, Boyce Coleman Band, Michael Allman Band.

Three Dog Night is performing at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on Peachtree Street NE.

The Black Keys with special guest, band of Hourses, is bringing their Dropout Boogie Tour to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

Lucky’s in Roswell is celebrating its 12th anniversary with an End of Summer Bash. There will be live music, a kids bouncy house and face painter, 2nd cutest dog contest benefitting the Golden Retriever Rescue Atanta, vendors, giveaways, burgers and a special $5 cocktail.

The Southern Devil Harley-Davidson in Cartersville is hosting Bikes, Babes & BBQ featuring the 2nd annual Georgia BBQ Association-sanctioned BBQ competition. There will also be food trucks, live music and beverages from Sixes Tavern.

Steady Hand Beer Co. on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard is hosting a vintage and handmade market. There will be a DJ and food trucks.

Southern Star Tattoo is hosting the 736 Ponce Fest with free music, free food and free booze.

Australian country singer Catherine Britt is performing at Red Light Cafe on Amsterdam Avenue NE.

The Decemberists are bringing their Summer 2022 Tour to Tabernacle Atlanta.

The Goo Goo Dolls are bringing their Summer Tour 2022 to the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park.

Country legend Vince Gill is performing at the Fox Theatre.

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With new app 'Impact,' Ron Howard hopes to create even for opportunities in Georgia's film industry

Howard spoke with 11Alive anchor Jeff Hullinger about the impact of his new online platform, which is set to have its first public launch right here in Atlanta.ATLANTA — From his start on television series such as "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Happy Days" to directing Oscar-winning films such as "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind," Ron Howard is no stranger to the work it takes to put together a great piece of entertainment.It takes a dedicated crew of sometimes hundreds of individu...

Howard spoke with 11Alive anchor Jeff Hullinger about the impact of his new online platform, which is set to have its first public launch right here in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — From his start on television series such as "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Happy Days" to directing Oscar-winning films such as "Apollo 13" and "A Beautiful Mind," Ron Howard is no stranger to the work it takes to put together a great piece of entertainment.

It takes a dedicated crew of sometimes hundreds of individuals, coordinating in sync to put something magical on screen.

That's why Howard helped found "Impact," an app focused on making life easier for those who work behind the scenes on movies and TV shows, most notably crew and production.

Howard spoke with 11Alive anchor Jeff Hullinger about the impact of this new online platform, which is set to have its first public launch right here in Atlanta.

"It's to engage the production community and heighten their ability to communicate," Howard said of the project, a LinkedIn-like tool focused on those who work in the entertainment industry.

In his eyes, the app is a way to interact and expedite the process of getting a production crew together, noting the challenge that often arises in terms of simply knowing who is available and what their work experience is.

He added some 18,000 people are now on the app, which is completely free.

But for Howard, the project is just as much about creating opportunity as it is about ease. As he explained to 11Alive, the goal is to help democratize who gets selected for these kinds of roles as well.

"Technology has effected a lot of aspects of the business but not the hiring process," he noted. "It's still this very word of mouth kind of thing, which leads to a lot of hiring patterns that have always been there before, when in fact, there are so many talented people - who are really ready to do the work, do the job, and do it really well - beyond the contact sheet of any one production manager or line producer."

Howard said in the app's initial beta run, a significant amount of activity came out of Atlanta, unsurprising considering the city - and the state of Georgia at large has become such a booming Mecca for film and TV production.

For him, it makes perfect sense, factoring in infrastructure, tax advantages and of course, agreeable weather.

"It's certainly emerged as one of the hubs in the world," Howard added, hinting at the expanse of projects that are emerging outside the confines of Hollywood. "What's interesting is that there's so much demand that productions are being mounted elsewhere."

But he also sees that expanse as an opportunity to broaden talent, which in his words, benefits both audiences as well as the business at large.

Simultaneously, Howard also the wide range of outlets that now exist for audiences, allowing the opportunity for most anyone to find what something they love, even if it does take a little bit of searching.

For a veteran of the industry, Howard remains incredibly optimistic and as exhilarated by the creative process as ever.

"I truly love it," he said, thinking on what's kept him in the business for so long. "I really loved the process, I loved the people who were attracted to the process, I like the wide variety of sensibilities, and backgrounds that are attracted to the process."

That love, as it turns out, along with the dedication and work it takes to put a show or picture together, is something that was apparent to him, even in his early role on the "Andy Griffith Show."

"What I learned back on that show is, you put your best foot forward, you give it everything you got and the audience is going to speak to you, you may like what you hear, you may not - but, it's kind of a way of life," he explained.

Even with the advent of new technology, Howard also takes to heart that some things will always still stay the same.

"It's always shifting, and yet some things - even silent movie comedy styles - they don't vanish all together, they show up in unusual ways," he explained. "There was a movie that was very kind of cool and cutting edge, "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once"...I saw it the other day and said 'wow, there's some great Buster Keaton stuff in there, I'm seeing a little Jackie Chan in there...one thing just builds upon another."

In the end, it's all just tools for telling a great story, "what does a story demand, what's possible, what are the tools available to tell that story for an audience today."

And as for how much time he spends back, taking stock of the incredible opportunities he's had along the way, "I try not to focus on it too much, because then it becomes a pinch me moment...I'm trying to stay busy and forward thinking."

Defensive back William Poole no longer with Georgia football, Kirby Smart refers to unspecified ‘personal matter’

ATHENS — Georgia sixth-year senior William Poole is no longer a part of the Bulldogs team, per UGA coach Kirby Smart.“William Poole is not going to be with us for the remainder of the season,” Smart said at his Monday press conference.“He’s dealing with a personal matter, and he’s going to focus on that and his health and well-being, so he will not be with us for the rest of the year, unfortunately.”Smart did not share the details of the “personal matter” that had put...

ATHENS — Georgia sixth-year senior William Poole is no longer a part of the Bulldogs team, per UGA coach Kirby Smart.

“William Poole is not going to be with us for the remainder of the season,” Smart said at his Monday press conference.

“He’s dealing with a personal matter, and he’s going to focus on that and his health and well-being, so he will not be with us for the rest of the year, unfortunately.”

Smart did not share the details of the “personal matter” that had put Poole’s standing in question last week and ultimately led to his parting from the program.

Poole, a sixth-year senior from Hapeville, was a starter last season in the SEC Championship Game and CFP Championship Game and played 33 games over the course of his career.

Poole most recently appeared in the Bulldogs’ 49-3 season-opening win over Oregon before being held out of the 33-0 win against Samford.

The Georgia graduate made a post on Instagram following Smart’s statement.

“Dawg Nation, I am thankful for the opportunity I was presented as a young kid out of Atlanta to have the honor of dawning the Red and Black for my home state for the past 6 years,” Poole said in the post. “Due to personal reasons, I have decided to forego my last season at the University of Georgia. Looking back, my time at the university has been the best transitional period of my life thus far from a standpoint of developing the intangibles and characters that I can further carry on throughout life as I depart from the University. As I exit, I am able to carry along with me my first priority academically which was obtaining a Bachelors Degree in my pursued major of Communication Studies. Furthermore, athletically, I carry along the honor of being apart of an SEC, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Peach Bowl, Orange Bowl and ultimately I am a 2021 CFP National Champion.”

Smart indicated Georgia will not need to juggle its defensive backfield.

“We’ve been chugging along, we’ve had (Javon) Bullard at the star and Tykee (Smith) at star the entire fall camp,” Smart said. “Poole played some there in the third down situations against Oregon, but he was working more at corner.

“We’ve got the guys we’ve got, and we’ve got to get the guys we’ve got better to be where we want to be.”

Kirby Smart says William Poole is no longer with Georgia football

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