Dr. Damaries Candelario-Soto
Dr. Candelario-Soto believes in helping people to achieve their goals and gain success by giving them the opportunity to pursue a career in the dental field. The passion she has for helping an individual to develop strong communication skills and interpersonal patient care; will fit them for the next stage in a most rewarding career. Having been the owner of her own practice for 22 years, she will teach you the importance of being a viable member of a very successful dental team.
Dr. Candelario-Soto grew up in Carolina, Puerto Rico. She completed her Pre-Dentistry degree and Doctor of Medical Dentistry, DMD at the University of Puerto Rico. She received a Masters Degree in Public Health, MPH and Fellow in Nutrition and Oral Health from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She was also an Officer in the U.S. Air Force where she earned her Certificate in Endodontics. She remains active duty military in the reserves serving as an Endodontic Consultant.
Michelle Barton, Co-Director, CDA, EFDA
Michelle began her training/career in 1994. She has extensive knowledge and experience with CEREC, Implant Restorative, and Cosmetic Dentistry. She was a successful dental program director and instructor for more than 7 years. Her passion for teaching and experience with cutting edge technology gives our students a strong foundation and knowledge of Dentistry. She will partner with our graduates and local dentists for career placement opportunities. There is true communication, passion, professionalism and skills when it comes to her teaching ethics.
Cassidy Chambers, Administrative Assistant, Instructor
Cassidy was born and raised in Marietta, GA. She is a graduate from DASA. After attending college at GHC as a student athlete she proceeded to start her career early. Cassidy is a CDA working in a private practice that focuses on Overall Health in Atlanta, GA. Cassidy’s passion is working with children/infants in dentistry and teaching the new methods of growth and development. She has exceptional training in all the new and informed technology that her general office provides.
From the CO2 Laser, Medit, iTero, and CBCT she is well trained and enjoys bringing her knowledge to teach others.
Madison Spencer, Registration Assistant, Instructor
Madison has had a lifelong passion for teaching and after completing courses at Jacksonville State University she chose to attend DASA and is a proud alumnus. Madison strives to help students achieve high levels of academic and hands-on learning by mimicking the thorough and top tier instruction that she was given at DASA as a student herself. She has worked for Dr. Soto in her endodontic practice for over four years. During her time there, she has learned an extensive knowledge of endodontics, CBCT, and also front office procedures.
Madison is thankful she is able to combine her love of teaching and dental assisting into one career.
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December 9, 2022
Putting a bug in lots of dental offices ears! DASA offers such a nice incentive for reaching out to dental offices to help you further your education by interning! This allows you to get rewarded by the DASA staff and helps you see what type of atmosphere/ community you want to be apart of! Michelle is also the absolute best at encouraging and helping your dreams come true!! I would not be as confident, sure, or excited if it was not for Michelle!!!!!
November 9, 2022
I had the best time going to The Dental Assistant School Of Atlanta! The whole team is amazing and really pushes you to do your best and achieve. I got hired at one of Dr. Soto’s offices 1 month into school and have loved it ever since. I highly recommend coming here if you’re ready for you’re new chapter to start!
August 23, 2022
Great school, environment, and instructors. Thankful for the opportunity.
June 24, 2022
I loved going to this school! I was in the Tuesday Thursday class and the instructors have always been so helpful and they’ve set me up for success! In such a short time I have learned so much. DASA is an amazing school, I highly recommend them!
June 24, 2022
I absolutely LOVED this program! I was in the Tuesday Thursday class and it was amazing, the class went by so fast. I highly recommend this school if you are looking to become an assistant!! The instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable!
June 23, 2022
The best decision I have made! Great staff, passionate instructors! So much to learn and a whole new world to explore. Don't hesitate to sign up, you may miss out on a life changing experience!
June 20, 2022
I had such an amazing experience at DASA. I was in the Monday class & I became very close with my instructors & everyone in my class. I was hired on at an amazing office that I love very early after the start of the class. I will forever be grateful for Michelle & Madison for always supporting & encouraging me & teaching me so much.
June 20, 2022
if anyone thats reading this is looking for a dental assistant school this is the one! I’ve been looking for dental assistant school since last year my searched stop when i found DASA the teachers are nice and caring they will help you through your journey. I made so many new friends and memories:) 5 stars all the way thank you Michelle, Maddison and Adrian for being so understanding and helpful I will always remember this experience!
June 20, 2022
I decided on going to dental assistant school so I went on Google and found this school with great reviews so I gave Ms Michelle a call and from there I knew it was going to be a great experience. I enrolled in the Monday class and I love it as well as my instructors Michelle, Madison and Adrian they made learning fun I enjoyed every minute of it. 10/10 recommended would not change anything.
June 20, 2022
This school is absolutely amazing, you will never meet more hard working instructors that will do anything in their power to help you. Its a quick program, but you learn so much within that time frame. This is such a great field and career for anyone seeking a new start!