We are eligible to participate in the military “MyCAA” Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program. If you are a military spouse please contact Cindy for more information about MyCAA funding, (678) 730-0779.
Because we are a private institute, we do not participate in most government financing programs (see exception below). We do offer financing through CareCredit. Please go to www.carecredit.com for more information – enter “Gwinnett Dental Career Academy” for Doctor or Practice Name.
Tuition is $3800, which includes all books and supplies. A $1000 deposit is necessary to hold a spot in the class. The remaining balance may be paid on or before the first class, or in accordance with a payment plan. There is an additional $200 fee to take advantage of our payment plan.
Gwinnett Dental Career Academy does NOT use live patients. If you are interested in becoming a dental patient in a training program, please contact: Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, 706-721-2371 https://www.augusta.edu/dentalmedicine/patientservices/studentcare.php Other local options for dental care at reduced fees are: Good Samaritan Atlanta 404-523-6571 Good Samaritan Gwinnett 678-280-6630 Ben Massell Dental Center 404-881-1858 Hebron Clinic Lawrenceville 770-277-4675
There are several 10 week, private practice based dental assistant programs in metro Atlanta. Here are a few questions you should ask when comparing our program to others: 1. Do they offer CPR certification? GDCA graduates are certified by the American Heart Association in Healthcare Provider CPR as part of our course. If you are not certified in CPR as part of the course, you will be responsible for paying for certification on your own before getting a job. 2. Does the dentist actually participate in teaching the course? At GDCA, Dr. Herington and her associates work with each student individually [...]
No program, not even the colleges, will guarantee that you will be able to find a job! It is up to YOU to find a job. Your success will depend on your attitude and personality as much as your education. As part of our course we will help you write a resume and a cover letter, and coach you in interviewing and job seeking skills.
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The first thing you will notice is that our program is much shorter and therefore our tuition is less. We focus on hands-on skills and essential knowledge so that you spend your time learning the things you will use every day. We believe your hands on skills and abilities are more important than book knowledge. Our inspiration for starting GDCA came from serving as a externship site for several of our local technical colleges. Over a 4 year period our office hosted a number of technical school students for externships after they had attended dental assisting classes full time for almost [...]