Summit Dental Learning Center

Started in 1987 in Atlanta, this program was the first in the country to train dental assistants in an actual practicing dental office. All classes will be held in our office and you will learn from dental professionals who practice and teach the most current, up-to-date methods. Our next dental assistant class will begin in Fall 2008.

  • Four-handed, chairside dental assisting in all areas of General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Crown & Bridge and Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Reception & Front Desk
  • Radiology
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Terminology
  • Patient Education
  • Sterilization Procedures
  • Instruments & Equipment
  • Hands-On Practice

A Note to Prospective Dental Assistants

If you would like to visit our facility, please call our office and we will arrange a tour of our office and training facility.

There are many dental assisting programs to choose from in this area. If the school will not give you the cost of their program over the phone or in their literature, can you really trust them to provide you with a quality teaching program? We are proud of the low cost of our program. We also won’t waste your time teaching you subjects that do nothing more than inflate the program to 6 months, as other schools do to justify a tuition of $10,000.

We have been told by students in some of these other programs that they are often taught using antiquated or nonworking equipment, and they do not practice many of the essential dental assistant skills on real patients AT ALL!! Don’t make this important decision based on a high pressure sales pitch. You will be taught by dental professionals who actually practice dentistry, and NOT in a vocational school classroom using out-of-date equipment.

The course is designed to give the student maximum hands-on training and experience in a real, working dental office. Our facility is equipped with the very latest, state-of-the-art dental equipment and audiovisual teaching aids. You will be taught the most up-to-date techniques using the very best technology available. The teaching is stimulating, fast paced and relies heavily on individual participation. Each group is no larger than one instructor per ten students. This insures personal attention and a worthwhile learning experience. You will not have time to be bored.

A career of helping people improve their dental health will be rewarding and enormously satisfying for you. No two days will ever be the same and your job will continuously renew itself. It is a career that will always be in need of capable, trained and caring dental assistants. It could be a career for you!

We are very successful at placing our graduates into permanent dental positions around Cleveland. Overall placement rate for our students is very high. Dentists from the surrounding area call our school to request our students, and this placement service is FREE to both dentists and students. Students from our program are being offered positions averaging $8.00 to $11.00 per hour and higher to start.

Doctors requesting our students have heard of us through word of mouth or through past experience in hiring our students. This reflects positively on the quality of our program. Don’t waste your time by sitting in a classroom for six months or more and spending $8000 to $10,000. Learn from real dental professionals.


Natasha V. Welsh
Director of Education