For over 30 years, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA has taught over 60,000 dental assistants. Shannon has lectured for the Nash Institute, Dawson Academy and Spear Education, instructing She has written hundreds of articles for Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, RDH, Dental Tribune, Oral Health, Schein, Benco, Burkhart and has her own column in Dental Product Reports. Shannon has an impressive list of awards and accolades. •First auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors.
•Awarded the (Evy) Rising Star Award from the AACD
•Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians.
•Dental Product Report’s Most Influential Women in Dentistry.
•Lucy Hobbs Award and Sunstar Butler Award
•Dr. Bicuspid’s Dental Assistant Educator of the Year.
•Align Technology’s Education Leadership Award
Think you don’t have time to further your education between work and family commitments? With the ACA program, you do. There are no worries about trying to align class times that fit into your hectic schedule. Have access to modules, interactive videos, e-Books, and hands-on options. Our learning modules teach real clinical application to perform dental assistant duties, without wasting your time on material that does not pertain to everyday dental assisting. Training is useless if you can't take what you learned and apply it tomorrow in your practice.
The comprehensive ACA program covers every aspect of clinical dentistry with advanced courses designed to give you an edge. You’ll finish the program a better assistant, and with a new group of colleagues, you can turn to for encouragement and advice. We can help you achieve your career goals. Join us today!
Courses for New and Existing Dental Assistants
Our Excellence In Dental Assisting Course content is divided into twelve modules. Each module covers essential information you can use to succeed in the workplace. But it’s also more than that. Education is an investment in yourself and an opportunity to explore your interests Click Here
Digital Photography PVS impression techniques Anterior and Posterior Provisionals Direct and Indirect Restorations Cementation Techniques Laboratory communication Cad Cam Restoration Digital Workflow Occlusion and Splint Therapy Proper Documentation Digital Workflow (Invisalign) and more...
On Behalf of Align Technology® (Invisalign®) and the Academy of Chairside Assisting® introduce, Excellence in Aligner Therapy for the General Practice.
Orthodontic Course Offerings
On Behalf of Align Technology® (Invisalign®) and the Academy of Chairside Assisting® introduce, Excellence in Aligner Therapy for the Orthodontic Practice.
Created By The Academy Of Chairside Assisting's Lead Trainers for General Practice
The ACA Lead Trainers Teach The Following Courses. Attachment Techniques
Marketing to Increase Profitability Understanding the Millennial Patient
Scanning for Effective Digital Impressions
Creating a Streamline Workflow
Great Consultations Start with Great Scanning
Becoming the Invisaleader in your Practice
Becoming the Digital Scanning Specialist Maximizing Your Digital Scanner
Team Huddles,Scheduling for Profitable Dental Practice, Increasing Practice Revenue,How Invisalign Can Make your Practice Soar
What they Are Saying About Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA
Shannon has earned the right to share her knowledge with other assistants who wish to go from GOOD to GREAT.Ms. Pace Brinker is one of the most talented dental assistants in our profession.
I wanted to let you know what an impact you made in your timewith us. We have a great team and you made them excited about how they can impact our practice. They talk of how we can set the bar higher than what we have already.
Frank Graziano, DDS
Shannon's lectures on dental assisting are unrivaled on the U.S. dental circuit. She speaks enthusiastically about her experience while never forgetting her primary role as a clinical assistant and her love for her patients
Mickey Bernstein, DDS
Shannon is the total package. She has the experience, the technical knowledge, a great teacher and a great speaker. I can recommend her to anyone that wants to take their practice to the next level and get their staff refocused.
Tom Whinery, DDS
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