How can the classes be so short?
A majority of the learning is hands-on. Our classes take place in a dental office rather than in a classroom. The classes begin with lecture/class discussion, but a majority of the time is spent in lab where students are in the operatories learning one on one with instructors to take impressions, pour up models, etc. When our students finish the program, they feel comfortable in the dental office because that is the environment that they trained in.
Will I be more qualified if I go to school longer?
When you graduate from any dental assisting school you receive a certificate of completion. Many students ask if they can expect to make a higher starting salary if they attend a longer school. The answer to that is no. The starting salary for a Dental Assistant does not have anything to do with how long you spent in school or how much you paid for your schooling.
What are the job prospects after completion of this course?
As long as there are dentists, there will continue to be a need for qualified dental assistants. There are many opportunities for entry-level positions, but some dentists prefer to hire experienced assistants.
Is DASGA an accredited institution?
Our program is licensed by the Georgia Non-Public Post Secondary Education Commission. We are a non-accredited instituion that has met the minimum standards held by GNPEC.
What is a non-accredited program?
Non-accredited programs are independent from outside regulations. They are essential for learning a new skillset or refining your exisiting proficiences with more flexibility. Students may find opportunities they like with unaccredited schools. They are often shorter in duration, which means you can become a dental assistant within as little as 8 weeks with our program. The entrance requirements are not as strict as those for accredited course and the study material and assignments are not as complicated.
What is the cost to attend DASGA?
Tuition for our program is $3,600, tuition will increase to $4,000 begining in our next December 2021 class. There is a nonrefundable initial application fee of $100 and a nonrefundable supply fee of $60. Tuition deposit must be paid in full before or on the first day of class.
Is there any financial assistance?
Financing for program is available through www.carecredit.com and www.paypal.com.
PayPal Credit is a PayPal service that lets students buy now and pay later with a credit line that's built into your PayPal account, subject to credit approval. Think of it as an instant and reusable credit line, similar to a credit card, that you can use at checkout when you pay with your PayPal account. You must have a paypal account for this option.
Care credit is similar to Paypal credit, it is a healthcare card for purchases made specifically in the healthcare industry. Click here www.carecredit.com/apply/ and under "select a doctor by name", seach for Canton Pediatric Dentistry and begin your application process. You can make and schedule payments online in your secure online access.
Students may do in house financing but must contact the program in advance (3+ months from class start date) and express interest in this option.
How do I register
Students may click here to register for the next upcoming classes. You will have to include a personal statement with your application and submit a non refundable $100 registration fee. Once you have finished these steps, you will recieve a follow up email with the next set of instructions.