PREPARING YOU NOT JUST FOR A JOB, BUT ALSO A LUCRATIVE PROFESSION!
Tricia Casasanta R.D.H, saw a need to find hard-working, dependable, and professional individuals looking for a career that would greatly impact their income and livelihood. Tricia also saw the dental industry growing at such a fast rate that it would require talent to fill high-demand, low-supply dental positions.
As fewer and fewer dental practices engage with on-the-job training and/or do not have the time to properly train, Tricia knew that there was a better way to train dental assistants that offered more than just the traditional classroom model. Tricia set out to create an academy that provided the very best hands-on training, at the lowest possible cost, that would make the students sought after by dental practices to hire.
Our approach to teaching has helped thousands of students begin their new careers in the dental field and has raised the bar for the standard of education in the dental assistant profession. We want to help students understand that there is no need to take out tens of thousands of dollars in student loans to pay for school and that there is a better option available.
The SPS Dental Academy offers the most efficient and affordable education that helps students become confident and successful in their new careers.
Job Interviewing Skills
Who better to teach you how to master superb job interviewing skills and techniques than someone who actually has experience with hiring dental assistants? We will not only teach you exactly what dentists are looking for, but we will also conduct mock interviews with feedback so that you can be sure to make a wonderful first impression that makes you stand out in a crowd.
This program was designed by a dentist for dentists! What does that mean? That means that you will be trained through the perspective of a dentist which will provide you with the skills dentist look for to hire. Not all 10 week programs are alike: we offer over 150 hours in 10 weeks! This is possible as our curriculum works top to bottom through all of the necessary and essential educational requirements needed to sustain a job as a dental assistant. You will receive an in-depth education in dental anatomy, terminology, techniques, infection control, disinfecting, instrument processing, equipment use, and CPR certification.
Michigan Dental Association Radiography Training
The MDA Radiography Training program is utilized to teach the correct skills necessary to operate and use dental radiography equipment as required by the State of Michigan. Upon successful completion of the training, clinical and online exams, a radiography certificate through the Michigan Dental Association.
Students are encouraged to participate in a clinical externship at partnering clinics. This is not shadowing a dentist and assistant, this is hands-on clinical experience! It is the perfect opportunity for students to use their skills outside of the teaching environment and interact in a professional setting. Externships are the best opportunity to gain more confidence while working with a supervising dentist!
Job Placement Assistance
SPS has a department that specifically provides temporary employment; as well as, holds many permanent positions clients have requested assistance in filling with qualified candidates. Although we cannot promise specific job placement, we do inform students of opportunities that come across our desk based on their performance and aptitude. Due to our vast connections and reputation in the profession, we oftentimes are privy to multiple job opportunities before they are even advertised.
Letter of Recommendation
If we determine that a student has fulfilled all the requirements prescribed by the Dental Assisting Program, we will provide you with a letter of recommendation. This letter will relay to those interested in hiring our students an outline of our program as well as something personal that stood out throughout the course of training. However, it is our policy that we retain the right to refuse the writing of any such letter should we feel it is not truly warranted It is not guaranteed – you need to bring your “A” game, for us to write such a letter.
Graduation Requirements and Certificate of Completion
Students must successfully complete all course work, midterm, clinical and final exams. Students must also complete the externship hours as assigned. In recognition of satisfactory fulfillment of the course requirements, students will earn a Certificate of Completion.