Next classes begin September 2017 and February 2018.
The basic dental assisting program at Gwinnett Dental Career Academy is a 10 week program that is designed to teach basic skills to allow graduates to obtain a position as a sterilization tech, hygiene assistant or chairside assistant in a general dental or specialty office. Graduates of this program will still have much to learn on the job, and may later want to take an expanded duties course to increase their skills and qualifications.
The goal of this program is to be a stepping stone to allow the graduate to seek initial employment in a dental office and decide if that is the best career path without having to make a large investment in time or money. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion, including Georgia Department of Human Resources Radiology certification information, and an American Heart Association Healthcare Providers CPR Certificate. The radiology training and CPR card are the only certificates that are required for dental assistants in the state of Georgia.
The fee for this course is $3800. Class is held on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.
For more information or to download our information packet, please visit our course catalog page by clicking here.
Future courses will generally begin in February and September of each year. Upcoming start dates are February and September 2018.