Academy of Chairside Assisting

Clinical Learning Modules For The Dental Assistant

Learn from the most well-known dental assistant in the country, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA

Our course content features practical and relevant content specifically by, for, and about dental assistants, including products and techniques that could help elevate skills and professionalism throughout their careers.

Why Take Our Courses? What Makes Us Different?
No one has taught more dental assistants than Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA. So who would you trust more for your education?

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I feel the ACA is the perfect place for young dental assistants. It is an incredibly unique platform with cutting edge training right from the beginning! You can really avoid being trained in an “old school” way.
Jennifer, Austin Texas
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The ACA is a place where you can come and learn all aspects of dentistry and walk away feeling like you grasp that subject and its history,have the tools needed to be an incredibly competent assistant.
Lashae, Salt Lake City Utah

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Join the ACA for free and receive our complimentary resources.
  • Discussion Areas and Blog Posts
  • Weekly Chairside Tips
  • Live  Monthly Webinars
  • 6 FREE CEU's

Introduction To Dental Assisting

10 Learning Modules to jump start your Dental Assistant career
  • Dental Assistant Starter Box 
  • Dental Assistant Certificates  
  • Access To Private Chatroom
  • Live Webinars and Podcasts

From Our Side Of The Chair® Subscription

Access To All Classes 
  • Access To Over 140 CEU's
  • ACA Membership Box 
  • Sampling Program 
  • Advanced Courses with Certificates 


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Direct Composite



Single Unit


Rubber Dam
Cord Placement


Attachment Placement

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