About Our Team

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.
Her favorite quote is: “Make a difference by being the difference”.

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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Reviews From Our Students

I loved going to this school! I was in the Tuesday Thursday class and the instructors have always been so helpful and theyโ€™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!
savanna houze
savanna houze
2022-06-24
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!
Kaytlyn Keys
Kaytlyn Keys
2022-06-24
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!
Helena Gonsales
Helena Gonsales
2022-06-23
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.
lindsay chadwick
lindsay chadwick
2022-06-20
if anyone thats reading this is looking for a dental assistant school this is the one! Iโ€™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!
bibi ana
bibi ana
2022-06-20
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.
Nashlee Francis
Nashlee Francis
2022-06-20
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!
Emily Price
Emily Price
2022-06-20
I was in the spring 2022 Monday class with Madison. It was a great experience and I was hired at an office that I wanted with the first month of starting. This is a great opportunity if you are looking for a new career.
Megan Harvell
Megan Harvell
2022-06-20
I highly highly recommended Dental Assistant School of Atlanta one of the best instructions this school has. I really enjoyed being apart of DASA ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Lucero Dominguez
Lucero Dominguez
2022-06-20
This is the best school ever! They will teach you everything you need to know to be a successful dental assistant. Madison and Michelle are great teachers and they support you 100% of the way. Class is fun and I met a lot of great people! Other schools can not compare! DASA has prepared me for an awesome career in just 13 weeks and I already have a job lined up before I even graduate. I am so glad I decided to go to this school because I would not have had the same experience anywhere else.
Hanan Abdel-rahman
Hanan Abdel-rahman
2022-06-20