Complete Dental Care Educational Center, Washington Academy of General Dentistry partner on dental assistant school
Dr. Mark Holifield, owner and CEO of Complete Dental Care Educational Center in Jackson, Tennessee, and the Washington Academy of General Dentistry have signed a joint venture agreement to operate a dental assistant school named the Washington Academy of General Dentistry Dental Assistant School in their Seattle, Washington office that has been recently renovated to include 10 clinical operatories. This agreement became effective July 14, 2021 and the process has already begun to obtain the appropriate certifications to begin operations in January 2022 that will mirror the Complete Dental Care Educational Center in Jackson, Tennessee, according to a release.
Dr. Holifield created the Complete Dental Care Educational program out of concern for the lack of well-trained and ready-to-work dental assistants across the United States. This program, which is approved by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry and certified by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, provides education and training to become a registered dental assistant by completing over 160 hours of study in just 4 weeks of class. Students have access to state-of-the-art dental equipment and are also allowed to observe dental procedures in a multidisciplinary setting, which includes General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, and Pediatric Dentistry. In Tennessee, once a student graduates the program and receives the licensing from the state, the new RDA can immediately begin work at a dental practice earning a productive wage without the heavy burden of large, outstanding student loans.
The Complete Dental Care Educational Center also offers coronal polishing and sealants classes to dental assistants who are already registered and need to add certifications to their license. Dr. Holifield’s desire was to serve his fellow dental colleagues by creating the certification courses that allows dentists to send their RDA’s to a local course instead of having to send them to more urban areas.
The success rate of the Complete Dental Educational Center has been exceptional with 100% of students passing the course, according to a release. Students graduating from the program, once they receive their Basic Life Support, can immediately apply to become an RDA in the state of Washington as well as the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Utah. Additional states in the upcoming year will be added.
The partnership created between the Complete Dental Care Educational Center and the Washington Academy of General Dentistry has been carefully created to help produce highly trained and skilled registered dental assistants in the Seattle area. Prominent dental entrepreneur and Complete Dental Care Educational Center owner Dr. Mark Holifield states, “I am very proud of the joint venture agreement and look forward to the partnership with Washington Academy of General Dentistry.”