Make Your Work All Smiles

Online Dental Assistant School

Start your career as a dental assistant or gain new levels of experience with online courses at Smile From Within Academy.

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How to Land Your Dream Dental Assistant Job

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Love your work

Go to work feeling valuable and knowing you can help others be more healthy and live better lives.

Invest in yourself

Give yourself the chance to have a better career and opportunities for growth and advancement.

Create your own future

Find your dream job and more fulfilling work. Gain the right skills to unlock the life you want.

Work Toward Job Opportunities with Our Two-Stage Learning Program

Start Learning Online Now

Start by completing online courses and lectures on your mobile phone or any online device. The lessons are flexible and quick, so it’s easy to learn in between patient appointments or during your commute. For each level you complete, you’ll earn a digital certification.

Get In-Person Training When You’re Ready

As you complete each level of online training, you’ll earn the chance for in-person training at a dental practice with an instructor so you can earn real experience. Completing in-office training awards an in-office certification and unlocks potential job placement opportunities.

Join The First Course

All courses include:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Self-Paced Lessons
  • Online Course Access 24/7
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Mentorship & Feedback

Free Mini Course

How to Land Your Dream Dental Assistant Job

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Meet The Team

Lauren Pryor

Academy Director

An experienced and certified dental assistant herself, Lauren directs our entire academy training program and mentors dental assistant students. She brings mastery of technical procedures and in-depth experience in the operatory.

Alicia Jones

Academy Instructor

Alicia began her career in the dental industry as front desk administrator and quickly grew into other coordinator and senior roles. She shares experience in how practices operate and helping students find the right employment opportunities.

David Ziebler

Academy Instructor

Helping people become their best has always been the focus of David’s work. He’s responsible for our core curriculum, focusing it around best practices in training and organizational development so that our students get better outcomes from every course.

Dr. Joshua Renken

Academy Founder and Instructor

Instructor and mentor to dentists and all other roles within the dental practice, Josh is the founder of Smile From Within Academy. His vision informs our value system and human-centered approaches to education and care.

Rob Wilbern

Academy Instructor

Rob structures our training programs, roles, and systems using his considerable experience in operations, strategic planning, and management. He ensures our curriculum is efficient and guides our dental experts in creating quality education.