About Us

10 Week Dental Assistant Program

Academy DA has designed this program for the individual who wants to gain the basic knowledge and skills necessary to enter the professional field of dental assisting.

This program will allow people access to the job market quickly without incurring a burdensome debt and loss of time at their current job or profession.

Meet Our Instructors

Dwayne Few,  EFDA RDA DANB

School Director

I spent 20 years in Restaurant and Retail Management and chose to change careers too. I once was in the same position you are in. I too attended a 10 week Dental Assistant Program and am very excited to give others the opportunity to do what has changed my life.  I went to OSU and Sinclair Community College to further my career and I’m currently a Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary and love every minute of it.  I’m glad you are here.  Welcome to Academy DA!

Rebecca Caplinger

Expanded Functional Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Hey guys, Rebecca here, Dr. Chowdhury’s left-hand gal! I graduated from Hayes Technical Vocational School in 2000 and obtained my EFDA certification in 2009. I am truly fortunate to be a part of this amazing team. I take pride in being able to help alleviate dental anxiety. I deeply enjoy getting to know our patients and providing “TLC” to get the smile that you need and want.

Fun fact: I love spending time riding my motorcycle with no destination in mind. Also, I always think about my next travel plans.

Jamie Jackson

Executive Assistant

Jaime has been in the dental field since 2011 starting with getting her Dental Assisting Certificate. Over the years she found that she loved the administrative side and has worked from being at the front desk to being in the billing department to being an Office Manager. Her interaction with all sides of the business make her a great addition to our team and she’s here to help everyone get the most out of their experience! In her spare time she loves to garden, sing karaoke and go kayaking. She has two adult children she also enjoys spending time with.

Al Wane


Al Wane started his career in Dental Assisting in 2017 after graduating from Miami Jacobs Ohio University. He is originally from Mauritania,  West Africa. He had previously managed a warehouse for 4 years before deciding to enter the dental field. He speaks 4 languages; English, French, Fulani, and Arabic and is proud to be able to help patients bridge the language barrier and understand the treatment they are receiving. He loves to play and watch soccer and to share his knowledge and experience as a dental assistant.

Kelly Holland

Admissions Coordinator

I am an admissions coordinator for Academy DA. I have been in the dental industry for a little over four years. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I love spending my free time outdoors with my two pups Rex and Kenzo.

Program Details

Dental Assisting Schools Change Lives

High Pass Rate

(Everyone can do it!)

Financial Options & Affordable Payment Plans

(Just about every student gets it)

Keep Your Job

(Convenient class schedule)

Job Placement

(We help match you with a dental office)

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Dental Assisting Schools Change Lives

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