Dental Assistant School

Train for a career as a dental assistant at the Dental Staff Institute.

Career Training for Dental Assistants

  • Become a valuable part of a growing healthcare profession.
  • Use your skills to help your patients.
  • Solve problems and work independently.
  • Create further opportunities for yourself to learn and grow.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of having a profession, not just a job.

Dental offices in the Charlotte metro area need well-trained dental assistants to join their team. If you are organized, mature, motivated and personable, you could train with the Dental Staff Institute to be one of them.

Dental assistants must be familiar with the hundreds of techniques, materials and instruments that are used on any given day. Dental assistants are a vital part of the dental team and are the extra hands that make “four-handed” dentistry feasible. Without chairside dental assistants, most dental procedures would be nearly impossible to perform.

The Dental Staff Institute is known in the Charlotte area as a top dental assisting school for over fifteen years. We have graduated thousands of students from our advanced skills certifications and hundreds of new dental assistants from our full 13-week class. Our reputation in the dental community is top-notch and our graduates are in demand. Many have job offers before they even graduate!

There are many schools opening in our area that try to emulate what we do. While imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, many of them simply do not provide the same level of education.

  • BEWARE of knockoffs using a canned curriculum they buy simply to make money. Our dental assisting curriculum is designed from scratch and constantly refined and updated over the last fifteen years.
  • BEWARE of schools that say they are thirteen weeks or more but doubled their length only provide a half day of instruction per week. Our classes give double the hours and frankly, there is NO WAY you can learn everything you need in only 50 hours of class. We provide over 100 clock hours of learning!
  • BEWARE of schools promising you job placement to lure you in. We have an entire class designed to help you with getting your first position and assist you with resume writing and interviewing. We also give you first access to the many job requests we receive weekly. While we do everything we can to help our students be successful it is ILLEGAL for technical schools in North Carolina to advertise that they provide job placement for dental assistants!

A Dental Assisting Career is just Months Away!

Taking an accelerated learning course with the Dental Staff Institute is a great way to enter the field of dental assisting. Start your career as a dental assistant without spending tens of thousands of dollars and a year to two of your life.

We help you obtain the skills necessary for an entry level position as a dental assistant in only a few months. You do not have to quit your present job while you learn. Classes are on Saturdays. You will be studying during the week in addition to your classroom and hands-on training in our office at a quick pace. Our Modern Dental Assisting classes include all of the study materials needed to succeed as a dental assistant.

dental assisting school graduates celebrate their last day of class

Advanced Learning for Dental Assistants

If you have moved from another state and need North Carolina dental assisting credentials or if you would like to expand your skills, our dental assisting school offers several different one and two day classes.  North Carolina requires that nitrous oxide sedation monitoring, radiography and coronal polishing are taken here even if you have credentials from another state.

We also offer group sessions for employers in the Charlotte Metro area who need to certify their assistants in North Carolina. As dental professionals, lifetime learning is the key to providing the best care possible for our patients. Expanding your skill set makes you a more valuable employee as well as providing you the satisfaction of growing in your career.

da2 graduate students with certificates

A Message From Our Lead Instructor

Success Stories

Katie discusses changing careers to become a dental assistant.
Christian uses dental assisting to change her direction.
Kamryn says "Go for it!" to become a dental assistant.
Rachel talks about using her assisting education as a steppingstone to hygiene.