The first thing you will notice is that our program is very short and a shorter program means less tuition. We focus on hands-on skills and essential knowledge so that you spend your time learning the things you will use every day. We believe hands-on skills and abilities are more important than book knowledge.
Because we provide hands-on experience in classes, we do not require our students to complete externships. At Winder ATS, our dentists personally work with all the students individually during class hours. Any students who would like additional experience are invited to spend time observing and participating in real patient care during business hours in our office and other offices in our area, including several speciality offices.
Our classes are taught at Total Transformation Dental and Spa (located at 152 N. Broad Street in Winder, GA), dental office of Dr. Doug Baxter and Dr. Julie Marshall. With this practice established in 1964, we have many years of experience in dentistry to offer to our students.
Our fees are all inclusive! Our students pay an application fee to apply and reserve placement for classes, then tuition will cover all books, work books, syllabus, training materials and supplies. The only additional cost our students incur is the purchase of a set of scrubs to wear to class.
Dr. Julie Marshall, D.M.D., graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a degree in dental medicine in 1988 and soon after followed Dr. Douglas Baxter, D.M.D., graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1992 also with a degree in dental medicine. At Total Transformation Dental and Spa, the brother-sister pair practices general dentistry with an emphasis in family, restorative, and cosmetic care. Both enjoy working with families to promote and maintain oral health. Both Doctors continually further their education of cosmetic and restorative dentistry through professional memberships in the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Academy of Facial Esthetics and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Mrs. Melissa Kent, while in the military, graduated from the Academy of Health and Sciences at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in 1991 with Dental Assisting, Dental Laboratory, and Dental Hygiene degree. After leaving the military, Melissa returned to her home state of Florida where she received additional certifications in Expanded Duties, Pediatrics, and Orthodontics. With experience in hygiene, general dentistry, oral maxillofacial surgery, pediatrics, orthodontics, and dental laboratory, Melissa brings a variety of experience to the students. Melissa enjoys working with patients and students alike helping educate them on oral heath care.
"I have learned a lot from this class especially having confidence in myself to succeed. I love the hands on experience. My outlook on Dental has completely changed since before I started the class. I'm extremely excited to see what my future holds from learning so much from this wonderful experience." ~ Jessica G.
"This class has taught me so much about dental assisting. It has also taught me how to interact with patients on a daily basis and how to be a professional. I have also learned how to apply myself more effectively." ~ Samm W.
"Hi everybody! I'm Jenna. I just graduated from the Winder Assist To Succeed program on November 10th- yay! I ♥ this program! The classes were on Saturdays only which I loved because I have a full time job and couldn't go to school on weekdays. The teachers are great! They help you out with anything you are having trouble with and are very encouraging! I 💯 recommend this program to anyone is wanting to or thinking about doing it. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!" ♥, Jenna P.
"Hello all, my name is Julia Wilkes. I just graduated from the Winder Assist To Succeed dental assisting school. If you are looking for a fast paced class I recommend this 10 week course. The teachers are so down to earth and genuinely care about you and your grades. Trust me, if I can do it you can!" ~ Julia W.
"My name is Valencia Colbert and I am a recent graduate of Winder Assist To Succeed. If you like hands on training then this is the class for you! This class is very educational and straight forward. They will work with you to make sure you understand the material. Failure is not an option with them." ~Valencia C.