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What sets us apart from other schools as you can enroll today and start learning your new career tomorrow.

Why wait? Enroll at Dental Staff School and start your
new career today!

What sets us apart from other schools? With Dental Staff School, you begin right away. We’re leading the way with online, interactive classrooms. This means you can study to become a dental assistant at your own convenience. Combined with a hands-on class that meets for 10 Saturdays from 8am -5pm, you will find yourself moving into your future faster than imagined.

Scared of the price tag that comes with top quality education? You don’t need to be! The program costs $3,000.00 – $4,692.00 (depending on state requirements) and includes an online classroom, 3 certifications, tuition, supplies, and RDA license in TN.

Want more? We also offer front office administration, orthodontic assisting, dental instructor training as well as continuing education classes for sealant, nitrous, and coronal polishing.

Take control of your education and start your career right away.

Dental Staff School – Make it Happen.

We assist in job placement. WE HAVE TO SHOW THE DIFFERENT STATES IF OUR STUDENTS ARE GETTING JOBS. WE CANT PROMISE JOBS BUT OFFER JOB ASSISTANCE AND WE ARE CURRENTLY AT 84%! We offer a blended format of 40 hours of web based training along with 80 contact hours of clinical hands-on training.

This program allows the student to:  Keep their day job while attending school and more quickly move into the workforce where they can advance their career — rather than spending up to a year in a classroom.

Thank you for your interest in Dental Staff School!

To begin, we’d like to give you an overview of our program that we hope you’ll find helpful!  As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

 Dental Staff School is a post-secondary career school offering hands-on and skill-focused dental career training. Our mission is to provide practical and affordable lifelong learning opportunities for dental health care professionals with educational activities that aim to

 1.        Increase knowledge

2.        Refine skills

3.        Enhance performance

4.        Improve patient health

 The philosophy of the Dental Staff School is based on a belief that people can be trained in a relatively short period of time provided you focus on the critical skills to enter the world of professional Dental Assisting. Our course is developed by experienced Dentists and experienced practicing Dental Assistants working in the dental community every day.

Choosing a career as a Dental Assistant is a smart decision, since entry-level dental professionals are very much in demand now. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Dental Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012. In fact, Dental Assisting careers are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2013.

As a student you should plan on at least 6-8 hours of homework each week. DSS offers web-based learning support system as well as a hands-on learning environment.

Meeting Times/Days:       8:00 AM –5:00 PM – Every Saturday for ten weeks

This will include didactic portion and clinical lab portion of 80 contact hours

                            40 hours is a  Blend of online learning system, textbook, homework correlating, and online activity account
Total Course hours of 120

STAFF BIO’S

JANET WALDRON; President and Instructor EDFA, COT, and RDA:  Janet is the President of the Learn to Earn Dental Staff School. She has had over 25 years of experience in the practice of family dentistry. She holds her Radiation Hygiene from Emory University. (Post-graduate in health sciences) Janet has taught, trained, and placed dental assistants over the past 17 years. Janet currently coaches and is a management consult for many dental offices. Her background with Quest and  Fortune Management offers a variety of dental courses including dental assisting training for instructors, implant coordinator, front office administrator, radiology, sealant, and nitrous continuing education courses.

 Janet resides in Marietta with her husband, two daughters, and two sons.

MARGUERITA MCMURRAY; Director

Marguerita has 30 years of healthcare experience crossing various levels to include: Human resources, record analyst,  implementation of curricula, policy and procedure design, with focus in proprietary healthcare education.

ERIKA DORLAND; Director of Education

Erika Dorland has her MA in Philosophy and BA in English from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She went on to teach several Philosophy courses at GSU, where she received the highest student reviews in the history of the department. Erika has a background in politics, business management, and professional editing and intends to use these skills to promote the growth and success of Dental Staff School.

In June of this year, Erika gave birth to her first child. She currently resides in Atlanta with her husband, son, and two dogs. 

JESSICA DEMBY; Clinical Instructor, Admissions, and Placement EDFA

Jessica is a highly trained dental professional who is expanding her knowledge  and leadership skills. Jessica works with local communities and  agencies to generate positive image for the referrals of our graduates.

DR. JON WALDRON Director in Tennessee: is a graduate from Duke University and the University of Florida. He was a Captain in the Navel Reserve, where he has served as Commanding Officer of several dental and medical units. Private Practice Dentist at Waldron Dentistry

DR. BLAIR WALDRON; has been in practice since 1999. A University of Georgia undergraduate, with a degree in Biology and a DMD from the Medical College of Georgia.

DR. ED SCHLISSEL; has a Masters of Science in Materials from the College of Engineering. He recently took early retirement to go into private practice, from the School of Dental Medicine at Stoney Brook University where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of General Dentistry.

Georgia Dental Association www.gadental.org Our school is listed under Private Schools as Learn to Earn Dental Staff School.

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