Become a Dental Assistant in 12 Weeks

Start your new career without the burden of student debt or years of schooling.
Serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area

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Dr. Caresa Doakes, DDS

Dentist / Owner / Instructor

Dr. Caresa Doakes is a Kansas City, Missouri native. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Cum Laude, from the University of Missouri St. Louis. After working for two years as a scientist in the biotechnology industry, Dr. Doakes decided to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist.

Dr. Doakes attended the University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Dentistry, earning her DDS in 2014. Upon graduation, she received The Quintessence Award for Restorative Dentistry and The John R. Killip Leadership Award. Not only is Dr. Doakes a diplomat of the International Dental Implant Association, but she is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Missouri Dental Association, The American Orthodontic Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. Dr. Doakes has obtained advanced training with continuing education courses that include Implant Seminars, Gerety Orthodontic Seminars, FastBraces® and Invisalign®. As a lifetime learner, she is currently in pursuit of an advanced dental degree at USC in the subjects of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine.

Following her belief in giving back to those in need, Dr. Doakes has participated in missionary trips providing dentistry for those who would otherwise not receive the care. She also devotes a portion of her dental practice to low income families. She is passionate about changing lives by giving beautiful smiles. She loves spending time with her husband, son, and nephew. Her hobbies include dancing, drawing, and playing the cello.

Program Details

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Why Plaza Dental Assisting Academy?

Plaza Dental Assisting Academy of Kansas City provides students with a detailed education in modern dental practices, complete with hands-on training from practicing dental professionals in real-life dental offices.

Financial Aid and Affordable Payment Options are available.  With a 100% Pass Rate, 100% Placement Rate and Job Placement Assistance you could be starting your new career soon.

True Hands-on Experience Assisting a Real Dentist With Real Patients.

Every one of our students will assist a licensed dentist one-on-one in various dental procedures on real patients – not just on manikins.

Clinical practice is performed on other students and real patients to enhance the learning experience – all under the watchful eyes of our instructors.

Affordable Tuition

Our learning model allows us to keep the cost of education extremely low. We offer financing with rates that are geared towards students.

Experienced Staff

We hire the most qualified and experienced instructors in town. All of our instructors are either distinguished dental assistants or dental professionals.

Convenient Schedule

We offer multiple locations and times, including Saturdays. Students will complete reading assignments and online quizzes during the week. 

This allows flexibility for our students to continue working while being prepared for their next career.

Digital Radiography Training & Beyond

Our students learn to take digital radiographs on state-of-the-art X-ray machines as well as with traditional film.

Every Plaza Dental Assisting Academy campus across the country has all the latest modern technology to train students to take excellent intraoral and extraoral radiographs.

Plaza Dental Assisting Academy of Kansas City has easy hands-on Dental Assisting classes.

We help you get a job in a dental office at the end of our program.  With Job Placement Assistance and a 100% pass rate just about anyone can start a new career in dental assisting.

We have low tuition and affordable payment options so you can afford to start your dental assisting career today, view Cost & Payment Options here.

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