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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 Kennesaw, 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:

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Choosing Your Dental Assisting Course in Kennesaw, GA

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

Online Program

10 online academic sessions equal to 78 hours of academic lectures and 30 hours of hands on training.

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:

On-Site Program

This program is the traditional 10 week long program that will consist of in office-lectures and training on Saturdays from 9 am till 5 pm.

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 Kennesaw.

Quick Facts About Dental Assistant Careers Over the Next 10 Years

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:

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Why Attend a Dental Assisting School in Kennesaw, 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.

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.

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.

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

The Time for Change is Now

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.

Latest News in Kennesaw, GA

ASUN Play Starts This Weekend Against Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky

Saturday, December 31 2 p.m. – Kennesaw State (8-5, 0-0 ASUN) vs Central Arkansas (5-8, 0-0 ASUN) Location: Kennesaw, Ga. | Convocation Center (4,600) TV: ESPN+ (Nolan Alexander, Brandon Johnson) Live Stats: ...

Saturday, December 31 2 p.m. – Kennesaw State (8-5, 0-0 ASUN) vs Central Arkansas (5-8, 0-0 ASUN) Location: Kennesaw, Ga. | Convocation Center (4,600) TV: ESPN+ (Nolan Alexander, Brandon Johnson) Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com KSU Game Notes

Monday, January 2 6:30 p.m. – Kennesaw State (8-5, 0-0 ASUN) vs Eastern Kentucky (7-6, 0-0 ASUN) Location: Kennesaw, Ga. | Convocation Center (4,600) TV: ESPN+ (Nolan Alexander, Brandon Johnson) Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com

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KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State, coming off its best non-conference season in school history, is now ready to start off ASUN play with a bang as the Owls host back-to-back home games, starting on Saturday at 2 pm against the Central Arkansas Bears. The homestand will then conclude on Monday, Jan. 2, with a 6:30 pm contest against Eastern Kentucky. Both games will be in the Convocation Center and will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Special promotions for the two games including Youth Teams Day for Saturday, as kids are encouraged to wear their youth team jerseys to the game while a lucky few will be chosen to participate in on-court fun during the game. Monday meanwhile will see the world-famous Red Panda in attendance as she will be the halftime entertainment on Family Night. A special buy one adult ticket get one free youth ticket deal is available for both games, available at this link.

A FEW NOTES ♦ The Owls game against Central Arkansas will be the second-ever meeting between the two schools. KSU won the initial meeting last season, an 83-72 win in the Convocation Center on Feb. 9, 2022. ♦ The Owls' contest against Eastern Kentucky is a rematch of the ASUN First Round tournament game from March, won by the Owls 82-73. That was the first win in five meetings for KSU against the Colonels. ♦ KSU is eager to prove it's a contender for the top of the ASUN despite being picked eighth in the preseason coaches' poll. The Owls have reasons for such optimism, as they have already set numerous firsts this season including: - Most non-conference road wins (three). - First-ever non-conference winning season (8-5). - Most wins as a Division I program before January 1 (eight, old record was five). - Most wins over DI teams before January 1 (currently at five, old record was four). ♦ The Owls are looking to win their conference opener for the second straight year, and just second time overall since 2015-16. Overall, KSU is 4-13 all-time in ASUN openers, 4-8 when opening league play at home. ♦ KSU is a perfect 4-0 at home this season and have won six straight in the Convocation Center dating back to last season, which is a program best in Division I play. ♦ KSU is playing on New Year's Eve for the first time since Dec. 31, 2016, an 89-76 win over North Georgia. All-time the Owls are 1-3 when playing a contest on New Year's Eve as a DI program.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for inclusive swing at Kennesaw’s Swift-Cantrell Park: Wednesday, January 4

The City of Kennesaw and Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new inclusive swing in the city’s inclusive playground at Swift-Cantrell Park.The ceremony will take place Wednesday, January 4, 2022, at 4 p.m.The park is located at 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw.View Larger MapThe inclusive playground opened in January of 2020 and was the result of ...

The City of Kennesaw and Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new inclusive swing in the city’s inclusive playground at Swift-Cantrell Park.

The ceremony will take place Wednesday, January 4, 2022, at 4 p.m.

The park is located at 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw.

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The inclusive playground opened in January of 2020 and was the result of a conversation between Kennesaw resident Ann Pratt and Councilman Pat Ferris several years ago.

According to a previous Courier article by Rebecca Gaunt, “Pratt began to research playground equipment for children with special needs, and the project was enthusiastically embraced by the council.”

The park is 18,500 square feet, and is lined with turf. It’s one of the largest inclusive playgrounds in the state.

The press release for the upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremony describes the swing as follows:

“The We-Go-Swing is a no-transfer inclusive swing that is integrated into the playground setting at Swift-Cantrell Park that invites kids of all abilities to get in on the fun. The 60″ x 72” entry deck is connected to the ramp for easy roll on access.

“There is no need to transfer from a mobility device to take part in the fun and there is plenty of room for the children and the caregivers to sit and/or stand together and enjoy the ride.

“Handlebars assist in moving the swing and keeping the users in place, and rotate up for easy entrance and exit.

“With all kids on board working together, it is a collaborative effort that builds cooperation and inclusive fun for everyone. Parents in wheelchairs or scooters can give their small child a swing experience on their own, without the need for assistance. The swing is ADA compliant.

About the City of Kennesaw

The City of Kennesaw was incorporated in 1887. With a population of 33,036 according to the recent decennial census, Kennesaw is the third-largest city in Cobb County, behind Marietta and Smyrna.

The U.S. Census Bureau gives the following quick facts about the city:

Owls Host Coastal Georgia Before ASUN Play Begins

Kennesaw State (3-7), (0-0) vs. Coastal Georgia (1-11), (0-0) Location: Kennesaw, Ga. | KSU Convocation Center Date: Dec. 29 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Live Stats | VideoKENNESAW, Ga. – ...

Kennesaw State (3-7), (0-0) vs. Coastal Georgia (1-11), (0-0) Location: Kennesaw, Ga. | KSU Convocation Center Date: Dec. 29 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Live Stats | Video

KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State women's basketball wraps up the non-conference slate with Coastal Georgia Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Owls are looking to bounce back after a tough, hard-fought 60-57 loss to Mercer at home. KSU enters the game 2-1 at home and has won two of its past three games. This is the first meeting between the two in-state programs.

Jah'Che Whitfield leads the KSU offense, averaging 12.7 points per game and has scored in double-figures in four straight games. Lyndsey Whilby and Amani Johnson are tied for second on the team in scoring, averaging 9.0 points per game.

Owls Take Down Furman For First Road Win Kennesaw State knocked off Furman 75-69 on the road for its second straight win Thursday night at Timmons Arena. Amani Johnson, Jah'Che Whitfield and Carly Hooks combined for 46 points as the Owls earned their first road victory of the season. Johnson finished with a team-high 17 points, Whitfield chipped in 15 and Hooks finished with 14. Hooks was particularly effective in the second half, scoring 12 of her 14 points over the final 20 minutes of action. KSU dominated the paint and in transition, outscoring Furman 38-22 and 13-2 on fast break points.

KSU Knocks Off Georgia State for Third Time in Program History Second-year head coach Octavia Blue and the Owls improved to 2-0 at home this season after getting a huge 69-63 win over Georgia State for its third win against the Panthers in program history. In the season opener, the Owls hit the century mark for the second time in KSU DI history on Nov. 7, in a 100-57 win over Middle Georgia State. The Owls knocked down 11 three-pointers, tied for the fourth-highest total in school history and grabbed 61 rebounds in the win, the second-highest in KSU history.

Hooks and Whitfield Set Career-Highs at FIU Carly Hooks finished with 15 points, five rebounds, a team-best three steals and two blocks at FIU, including a career-high 5 three-pointers. The Atlanta, Ga. native was the first Owl to knock down at least five triples in a game since Amani Johnson (7-for-7) and Gillian Piccolino (6-for-9) on Jan. 24, 2021, against North Florida. Jah'Che Whitfield scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting at FIU Sunday. Her 22 points were the most a KSU player has scored through eight games this season. Whitfield followed that up with a strong performance against Georgia State, posting 18 points, four rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block in the win. The graduate guard led the team in scoring against Mercer as well, finishing with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Johnson Aiming for KSU Scoring Record Entering the 2022-23 season, Amani Johnson is poised to break the Kennesaw State record for most points scored in program history. Johnson currently sits with 1,440 points and only needs 13 more points to pass Alexis Poole for the record. She already holds the KSU Division I record for assists (531), steals (221), and minutes played (4,414). Johnson ranks in the top seven of the ASUN in assists per game (4.6), total assists (46), assist/turnover ratio (1.64) and minutes per game (35.1).

Scoring Weapons Return to Kennesaw State The Owls return 73.8% of their scoring from a year ago. Graduate guards Amani Johnson and Jah'Che Whitfield combined for 602 total points in KSU's offense last season, with Johnson scoring over 300 points and Whitfield chipping in 235.

Power Five Influx Kennesaw State made some new additions to the team this offseason, signing two guards and two forwards who transferred from Power 5 schools. Former Purdue guard and Georgia native Lyndsey Whilby returns home to play her graduate season at Kennesaw State. Keyarah Berry, a sophomore guard from Indiana, looks to spark the KSU offense to new heights as she scored 3,340 points in her high school basketball career, which ranks second all-time in the state of Georgia. Junior forward Kyndall Golden previously played nine games at Vanderbilt, averaging 15.7 minutes per game in her sophomore season. Sophomore forward Taylor Cullinan also returns to her native Georgia after playing six games at Alabama and an impressive career at North Paulding High School.

Owls Welcome New Assistant Coaches The Owls added two new assistant coaches this past offseason. Malikah Willis joins the Owls with over 20 years of coaching experience from 10 different colleges, including West Virginia and Georgia Tech. Composed as a high-profile recruiter and veteran coach, Willis helped assemble seven top-25 recruiting classes and coached 16 student-athletes to all-conference honors, including five future WNBA draft picks. Drew Landers brings seven years of Division I coaching experience to KSU as a former assistant coach at USC Upstate for the previous two seasons. Landers improved the Spartans' win total by 14 games, finishing with a record of 22-8, as well as helping player recruitment and development on a national level.

Scouting Coastal Georgia Coastal Georgia enters the game 1-11 and on an eight-game losing streak. Sonia Forney leads Coastal Georgia in scoring, averaging 17.8 points per game, a figure that ranks 44th nationally in NAIA while shooting 48.7% from the floor. Her 46 offensive rebounds are 22nd in the country. Joyce Jordan is the other Mariner averaging double-figures, scoring 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

To keep up with the latest Kennesaw State women's basketball news, follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUOwlsWBB or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook.

Grant boosts expansion of Kennesaw State researcher’s study of high-tech materials

By discovering a process that could simplify the manufacturing of advanced materials used in consumer electronics, Kennesaw State University assistant professor of chemistry Graham Collier has earned a nearly $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand his research.Synthetic polymers are used to make electronics and other technological tools, so there is a demand for research into streamlining the synthesis of polymer...

By discovering a process that could simplify the manufacturing of advanced materials used in consumer electronics, Kennesaw State University assistant professor of chemistry Graham Collier has earned a nearly $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand his research.

Synthetic polymers are used to make electronics and other technological tools, so there is a demand for research into streamlining the synthesis of polymeric materials, which Collier said can require around 20 steps and taxes natural resources, such as petroleum and water.

Shortly after Collier arrived at Kennesaw State in 2020 his research uncovered a chemical building block that simplifies the polymer synthesis process. That building block, called pyrrolopyrrole, is made under ambient conditions and does not require tedious purifications.

“The hypothesis was that we could exploit this simple process to more easily create polymers,” Collier said.

According to Collier, the future for the research could involve collaboration with manufacturers and engineers seeking quicker and more sustainable processes for producing electronics. The broad technological applications for polymers make the research relevant beyond the laboratory.

“You don’t need a Ph.D. to come into my lab and make the materials that we work with,” Collier said. “If you think about the screens for your phones, your smart watches, and your e-readers like a Kindle or a Nook, these polymers are everywhere.”

The three-year grant also includes a component for engaging undergraduate and graduate researchers in the work, particularly those from underrepresented communities.

“The work my undergraduates are doing for their own projects directly contributes to this research under the NSF grant,” Collier said. “Those students are adding an important dimension, too, and that's going in a direction of recyclability and sustainability of our polymers. It's pretty exciting.”

The research project will benefit not only manufacturers and consumers, but Kennesaw State students, as well.

“With this award, our lab can contribute to KSU’s mission of becoming a top-tier research university,” he said. “I can buy supplies for students and pay students to do summer research, which allows me to impact a lot of people over the next three years. That's ultimately going to help shape the future of KSU.”

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 43,000 students. Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia with 11 academic colleges. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State awarded grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety

Kennesaw State University's Health Promotion and Wellness department has received a more than $22,000 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP) of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This is the 16th consecutive year that the department ...

Kennesaw State University's Health Promotion and Wellness department has received a more than $22,000 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP) of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This is the 16th consecutive year that the department in the Division of Student Affairs has received this grant award.

The Georgia GOHS Young Adult Program uses strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers to schools, and encouraging schools to develop creative, innovative techniques to reduce young adult crashes, injuries and fatalities in their communities.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is working with all of our highway safety partners to reverse the increase in traffic deaths we have seen in the United States in the last two years, and the goal of this project is to prevent crashes and save lives on our roads,” said Allen Poole, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “We ask everyone to join the mission of saving lives on our roads by driving the speed limit, wearing your seat belt, staying off the phone when driving and never driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”

The GYAP program at KSU coordinates events and programming such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Fall Festival and Safe Spring Break. Funding allows Peer Health Outreach and Wellness Leaders (OWLs) to attend the 2022 NASPA General Assembly Conference; the creation of social norming campaign using data from Kennesaw State University’s 2022 American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment and promote healthy and responsible choices when it comes to alcohol use and traffic safety issues among students; purchasing of ads for social media outreach for Safe Spring Break, Fall Festival, seatbelt survey results, Wellness on Wheels: Alcohol Awareness, holiday drinking and driving, and other GOHS Impaired Driving campaigns.

The grant award totals $22,378.22 and includes federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The grant period covers Oct. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023.

About GOHSFor more information on this grant program, contact GOHS at 404-656-6996, and for more information on GOHS and its other highway safety programs, visit www.gahighwaysafety.org.

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 43,000 students. Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia with 11 academic colleges. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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