"I started this school for the everyday person. The ones who work full time jobs, have children at home, or are just burnt out at their current job. We wanted a program that was efficient, well rounded, and put qualified and professional Dental Assistants into the Workforce ASAP. I think it is a great option for "non traditional" students that don't do well in a typical book learning setting. Our students are up and moving most of the class, getting that incredible hands on experience."
- Dr. Kelly Smudde
Founded by well-renowned Dentist Dr. Kelly Smudde, our Program offers an accelerated course that provides quick entry into the workforce. Dr. Kelly created the school with her vision of the "ideal Dental Assistant" in mind. Instead of sticking to a generic copy and paste curriculum, she wrote her own entirely from scratch focusing on Real Life situations and procedures. This curriculum prepares students to walk out of our classroom and straight into the workforce.
What sets us apart are the connections we have within the Dental Field. With instructors who are RDAs and Dental Assistants themselves, we give the opportunity to help provide guidance in finding an office placement for graduation. Although job placement is not guaranteed, most of our students who are seeking jobs are offered paid positions while still completing the program.
With the wealth of knowledge provided, our past students have used this course as the first step towards becoming an RDA, Dental Hygienist, or even a Dentist. In less than 3 months, you will be certified in Dental Assisting, Radiology, Coronal Polishing, and Pit and Fissures.
With constant changes in safety guidelines, we are making sure to keep our students as safe as possible. Our school is located in the technologically advanced office of Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, allowing for hourly disinfection and sanitation.
Throughout the office there are over 16 HEPA Filtration Systems. These 3 level filters are proven to filter all pollutants and viruses from the air, including Covid-19 Particles.
With small class sizes, you are able to experience learning with one on one instruction. Our educators take the time to individually check on each student during the duration of our classes, making sure that no student is lost or left behind.
This intentional time between students and instructors sets us apart from the rest, giving us a 100% Graduation Rate in the 15 Years of our School.
Why train in a replication of a Dental Office when you could work in a real one?
Based out of Drs. Allen and Kelly Smudde's Personal Dental Practice, Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, the students are given experience with real dental equipment, instruments, sanitizers and machinery.
This opportunity makes the transition to the workforce an easy and approachable one!
Our instructors are always receiving inquiries from surrounding offices for Dental Assistants.
We have had several students begin an externship in a local Dental Office and are offered jobs within the office once they graduate.
We help you form the essential relationships you need to move forward in the Dental Industry.