Why Choose The DATS Program?
- Our program prepares students to seek employment in a dental office as an entry-level dental assistant, receptionist, clerical or clinical assistant.
- DATS x-ray training qualifies students to apply for the DANB® Radiation Health and Safety Exam, so you may perform x-rays in future positions.
How graduation from DATS sets you apart:
- DATS Diploma
- OSHA Certification
- Red Cross Adult CPR Certificate
- Radiology Training for the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB®) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam
- Hands-on classroom training
- Experience with terminology and charting
- Basic instruments and equipment
- Training on taking and developing x-rays
- Job interviewing techniques
Why Choose Dental Assistant Training Schools?
Our Dental Assistant Training Schools (DATS) is designed for you. Built on three core values of preparation, convenience, and cost, our program prepares you for a career in the dental profession with hands-on training in practicing dental offices. We offer the convenience of weeknight and weekend class times that fit your schedule, and we offer our 11-week program at an attractive, affordable cost. The DATS program is built to support you as you learn all of the entry-level skills necessary to become a successful dental assistant.
What Does Graduation from the DATS Program Do For You?
Dentistry is a competitive field. Dentists and dental offices have a staggering need for dental assistants but are often unable to find candidates who have the necessary training. The DATS program is designed to provide you with all of the skills you need to find employment quickly in such a competitive field.
Our students learn in an actual dental office, get familiar with the work environment before their first day on the job, and often find employment at a higher salary level than those with no training.
DATS is a student-first dental assistant training program. Our courses are geared to help students learn everything needed to be successful in a professional dental career following graduation. Our student services cover everything from job placement assistance to professional and personal student counseling.
Professional Job Placement Assistance
Available to students & graduates. Does not guarantee employment.
Job placement assistance includes:
- Spending time in the last class session on resumé writing, job search skills, and interview techniques.
- Presentation of these job placement skills by a dental professional aware of staff needs in a practicing dental office.
- Each regional office is in touch with area dentists and maintains a list of job openings. Local job openings are presented at the last session of every course.
- A DATS representative follows up with graduates to determine where they are working and to assist with job placement post-graduation.
DATS students typically attend a school near their home. Therefore, no housing arrangements are available.
Students may request counseling and career information from their school director, student services personnel, or instructor. Referrals can be made to community resources for personal counseling.
The use of a library is not required to complete any training programs. Dental journals are available for student use on site.
Faculty & Administration
Dr. Marvin Becker, DDS
COO, Director of Externship
Director of Admissions
Dr. Marvin Becker
Milton Burgess- CPR
Annapolis, MD Staff
Dr. Valerie Vitagliano, School Director
Annie Bernier, Instructor
Pat Beasley, Instructor
Columbia, MD Staff
Niesha Henry, School Director
Pat Beasley, Instructor
Westminster, MD Staff
Tess Eckard, School Director
Germantown, MD Staff
Dr. Ali Alibakhski, School Director
Milton Burgess, Instructor
Fairfax, VA Staff
Sofia Graham, School Director
Fredericksburg, VA Staff
Sandra Williams, School Director
Laura Rankins, Instructor
Manassas, VA Staff
Heather Reniere, School Director
Woodbridge, VA Staff
Macouta Ndiaye, School Director
Sofia Graham, Instructor