The Academy of Chairside Assisting

Become the Dental Assistant Your Dentist Can't Live Without


Write your awesome label here.

 When you join the Academy of Chairside Assisting (ACA), you have the opportunity to learn from the most well-known dental assistant in the country, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, and her experienced team of dental assisting experts.
You’ll sharpen your skills and truly become the assistant your dentist can’t live without. 

Success rate
Years of experience

Choose The Best Plan For Your Learning Experience

Forever Free Plan!


No Credit Card Needed
  • Blog Posts
  • Weekly Chairside Tips
  • Live  Monthly Webinars
  • 6 Free CEU's

Introduction To Dental Assisting


Billed Annually
  • 10 Learning Modules 
  • DA Starter Box 
  • Beautiful Certificate  
  • Product Samples
  • Webinars and Podcasts

From Our Side Of The Chair®


Billed Monthly
  • Over 140 Classes  
  • ACA Membership Box 
  • Custom Certificates 
  • Checklist and Downloads
  • Product Samples 
  • Podcast and Webinars 
Unlock Your Full Potential As A  Dental Assistant

Clinical Courses For Every Dental Assistant 

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. 

Start your online training today!

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.
Through illustration, discussion, and demonstration, the Academy of Chairside Assisting delivers practical, relevant information for all areas of clinical conditions and procedures you are performing in your practice.
Printable PDF's, Ebooks and Clinical Articles.
Live Clinical Training and Presentations
CE In A Box:Virtual
Hands-On training

Write your awesome label here.

Introduction to Dental Assisting Course

Want to Become a Dental Assistant?

Everything you need to start interviewing for your dream job!
Order Your Hands On Material

CE In A Box

CE in a box allows the dental assistant to follow along with each learning module to gain hand-on experience
Write your awesome label here.
Write your awesome label here.
Oral Hygiene
Sealant, Fluoride, Oral Care Instruction and Coronal Polishing 
Write your awesome label here.
Direct Composite
Both Anterior and Posterior Placement of Composite
Write your awesome label here.
Both Anterior and Posterior Provisional Training
Write your awesome label here.
Isolation Training
Retraction Cord and Matrix Band Placement

What they Are Saying About the ACA

"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.."
Linda Miles
"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".
Frank Graziano, DDS