Graduating Class Fall 2017

DATS Graduating Class Fall 2017

Outstanding Income Potential

Dental assistants can earn a good income. In Harlingen, the average yearly salary for Registered Dental Assistant is $20,816. If you are just beginning, the starting pay rate averages $17,142 annually.

Benefits (these can vary from one practice to another)

Dynamic Profession

Work in a highly professional environment!

Be a healthcare professional

Interact with people all day, every day (it's anything but a desk job!)

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Dr. Thomason

Interview with the Dental Director of DATS/Rio Grande Valley

I’m Dr. Glen Thomason. I’m a general dentist. I’ve been in practice for some 40 years. I am currently the Dental Director of our DATS … Read more

DATS Coordinator Answers Questions

What do you do at DATS? I am the DATS Coordinator. I am responsible for a wide variety of duties for the program. What do … Read more

Victoira Montalvo, DATS graduate, with another student

“This course was so much fun!” – DATS Graduate

Victoira Montalvo, DATS graduate, with another student Why did you decide to become a dental assistant? I always knew that I wanted to help other … Read more

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Job Titles for Dental Assistants in Texas

If you are considering a career as a dental assistant, you may be wondering about the different job possibilities that exist once you actually get … Read more

If You Are Thinking of a Career in Dental Assisting …

If you are thinking of becoming a dental assistant, the American Dental Association maintains some excellent basic information on the career of Dental Assisting as … Read more

Revised Standards for Dental Assisting Education Now Online

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has made available online the recommendations from the Dental Assistant Review Committee (DA RC) on revising the Accreditation Standards … Read more

Scope of Practice and Dental Assistants

What is a scope of practice? According to an article on DentistryIQ.com, it is “designed to reflect which procedures can be done safely and effectively … Read more

Dental Assistant Income Figures Released

DentalAssistantIncome.com released recent figures on March 26th about dental assistant salaries, and the future looks bright for this health care industry. “This field is expected … Read more

Pathways to Becoming a Dental Assistant

So you’ve been thinking about becoming a dental assistant but aren’t sure of the steps you need to take get there. Depending on where you … Read more

5 Reason Why You Should Consider a Career in Dental Assisting

If you’re thinking about a career change or a just looking for a good job, then maybe you should consider dental assisting. Because it’s in … Read more

Dental Assistant Jobs: The Nitty Gritty

Dental assistant jobs are some of the hottest ones around.  Not only are they in a field that’s currently booming and showing no signs of … Read more

The Top 10 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Assistant

You’re considering a career as a dental assistant because you know that the healthcare industry offers some of the most rewarding, stable and secure jobs … Read more

Congratulations to DATS Fall Graduating Class 2017

Students, families and friends gathered at Harlingen Family Dentistry, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, to celebrate the Rio Grande Valley Dental Assistant Training School held at … Read more

Rio Grande Valley Dental Assistant Training School Graduating Class Spring 2017

Family and friends joined the DATS graduates at their commencement ceremony held at Harlingen Family Dentistry, May 11, 2017. Cheryl Dosal, DATS Coordinator, welcomed the … Read more

DATS Rio Grande Valley Dental Assistant Training School Holds Fall Graduating Class 2016

Harlingen Family Dentistry instructors Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, DDS and Dr. Vivian Teegardin, DDS, and coordinator Jazmin Muniz welcomed the graduating students and their friends … Read more

DATS Rio Grande Valley Dental Assistant Training School Holds Spring Graduating Class 2016

Harlingen Family Dentistry instructor Dr. Glenn Thomason, coordinator Jazmin Muniz, welcomed the graduating students and their friends and family, April 21, 2016, at Harlingen Family … Read more

3 Other Professional Options for Dental Assistants

After you become a dental assistant, you may decide  after a while that your professional goals will entail you moving away from the practice of … Read more

Professional Options for Dental Assistants in the Dental Field

Once you become a dental assistant, you’ll have many options for professional growth and career expansion. If you face any challenges at all, it will … Read more

Congratulations to DATS Fall Graduating Class 2015

Students, families and friends gathered at Harlingen Family Dentistry, Tuesday, November 10, 2015, to celebrate the Rio Grande Valley Dental Assistant Training School held at … Read more

Graduating Class of Spring 2015

Family and friends joined the DATS graduates at their commencement ceremony held at Harlingen Family Dentistry.  Janae Neeley, DATS Representative, welcomed the graduates and guests.  … Read more

Latest Class of DATS Students Celebrate Fall Graduation 2014

The DATS Fall Class of 2014 celebrated with their friends and families, Thursday, November 13, 2014, as they received their certificates to be Certified Dental … Read more

CPR Certification Training Held

The latest class of the DATS/Rio Grande Valley class received CPR certification training at Harlingen Family Dentistry.  The training was conducted by Rene Perez, RN Paramedic, … Read more

Our New Class for September 2014!!!

The Fall DATS class opened September 2, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Glenn Thomason with lead dental assistant, Sandra Cantu and dental assistant Vinnie … Read more