Dental Auxiliary Training Center
Serving The Dental Profession Since 1985
How We Got Started
In 1985 the Dental Auxiliary Training Center’s (DATC) Founder, Lisa Lyle, who has been teaching dental assistants since 1977 and the author of this article; recognized the need for trained dental assistants and joined forces with New York State District Dental Societies to create local adult evening programs for dental assistants.
The objective of DATC is to reach out to communities to find women and men who are interested in the profession of dental assisting and provide training locally in classes held at the District Dental Society Headquarters Buildings. DATC has been and continues to work with Second District, Ninth District, Nassau, Queens, and Suffolk County Dental Societies.
Who’s Right for Our Program?
The DATC program is a skills program, designed to provide the training you need to help you break into the field of dental assisting.
The training is appropriate for:
- Any students who are interested in entering or re-entering the career field
- Already employed dental assistants who have no formal classroom training
- Working dental assistants who are interested in preparing to take the DANB Exam which is part of the requirements for the NY State License. Call DATC 1-888-595-3282 for more information about the optional license which is not necessary to work as a dental assistant. The license may be a benefit to some working dental assistants depending on their individual personal goals.
- Students who are interested in eventually becoming a dental hygienist or dentist.
Quality Training for Long-Term Career Success
The Dental Auxiliary Training Center believes that quality training in dental assisting skills can lead to a successful and rewarding lifelong career. We have successfully trained thousands of dental assistants who have found our school and many of which have become employed in practices in the locations and surrounding areas where we offer our training programs. We appreciate any student referral that you may pass along to our school, as the more dental assistants we train, the more available to dentists in need.
At DATC, all programs are designed to help students learn the theory, skills, duties, and procedures needed for employment in a dental office or clinic, as well as to develop the habits of lifelong learning needed in today’s ever-changing job market.