3680 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Sept 24 - Nov 12
Jan 14 - Mar 4
March 25 - May 20
July 15 - Sept 9
Sept 30 - Nov 18
Frequently Asked Questions
on the Assistant Orthodontist Program
What is the role of an orthodontic assistant?
Orthodontic assistants benefit from having more one-on-one work with the patients. In addition to helping the orthodontist during adjustment appointments, they also take X-rays of the patient's teeth, make impressions for study models and take photographs for the orthodontist to study prior to giving his/her treatment evaluation. While a background in dentistry is very useful, it is not necessary in order to become a orthodontic assistant.
Are orthodontic assistants in high demand?
Orthodontics is a business where you have to be specially trained to do your job; therefore, the demand for quality orthodontic assistants is always high and continues to grow. The Orthodontic Assistant School of Atlanta (OASA) is one of few schools that can give you the valuable hands-on training you need to excel in the orthodontic industry.
What kind of salary do orthodontic assistants make?
As with any job, the salary or hourly wages of an orthodontic assistant can vary based on experience and region.
Are there any prerequisites to taking this course?
You must be a high school graduate with a GPA of 2.0 or higher to enroll for our orthodontic assistant training courses. You are also required to submit a completed application, letter of recommendation, handwritten statement on why you want to become a orthodontic assistant and your current high school or college transcript.
Can I attend the course even if I currently work for an orthodontist?
Yes. Your employer can send us a letter of recommendation if you currently work for a practice.
Is the OASA a licensed institution?
Yes. We are licensed by the Georgia Commission of Nonpublic Post-Secondary Education.
What is the cost to attend OASA?
The tuition for the orthodontic assisting course is under revisions, so please call for further details. The tuition does include all the necessary supplies, instruments and study materials.
What are my payment options?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express, as well as personal check or cashier's check.
Where is the OASA?
OASA classes are conducted at a practicing orthodontic office, Family Orthodontics, in Duluth, Georgia; only a few minutes from Atlanta, Georgia.
What are some details about the orthodontic assistant training school course?
Classes meet once per week on Saturdays, although we recommend setting aside a significant amount of time to allot for studying your materials at home. The class also includes 18 hours of clinical in a practicing orthodontic office. The class will last for eight weeks. We prefer you wear clothes appropriate to the orthodontic profession (medical scrubs, white shoes, etc.)