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 an entry level 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 expand 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 for them without having to make a large investment in time or money.
Graduates of the program will receive a certificate of completion with Georgia Department of Human Resources Radiology Certification, and an American Heart Association Healthcare Providers CPR Certificate. The Radiology Certification and CPR card are the only certificates that are required for dental assistants in the State of Georgia.