Want a professional career with only 12 weeks of training?  Over 93% of our students consistently obtain dental related employment before or upon graduating from our program!

You should attend the Dental Assisting School with the Highest Employment Rate in all of the Central Texas/Capital Area! (Source Texas Workforce Commission).  We are ranked in the top 3 for 12 week dental assisting programs in all of Texas!

Enjoy this glimpse of our brand new facility!

Our next session is February 3-May 19, 2018


We are a small but very well established dental assisting school.  Dr. Gillespie started this school in 2007!  Now, out of all of the similar dental assisting schools in Texas, Dental Genius is one of the top three in employment placement rates (93%)!  The point is to get a job, correct?

The school is housed in a brand new, state of the art dental office in Liberty Hill (Liberty Hill Dental). Our students are able to learn in brand new labs, sterilization and operatories using brand new equipment and technologies. Our program still teaches students about older technologies and methods like x-rays before they were digital too.  Our school is unique because our students get multiple opportunities to do chair side assistance on patients with dentists (not just dental assistants or hygienists) and it’s all within class time.  So, you don’t have to spend hours interning or externing in an office for no pay to get direct experience.  We take pride in the fact that we partner with Samaritan Health Ministries to provide affordable dental treatment to community residents who do not have health insurance. Our students are an integral part of this collaboration.   We do this because we feel it is extremely important to share our skills and resources with our community.  We LOVE to give back!!!


Dr. Gillespie, the owner of Dental Genius is VERY involved in every aspect of the school.  Each instructor, including him, knows each of the students by name and makes it a point to find opportunities for students to work with as many REAL patients and other dentists, in different clinic and practice settings.  He has been practicing dentistry for over 37 years!  He loves his school and contributing to every student reaching their goals!

Valerie Zapien, the Director, has a Master’s degree in Education (with an emphasis on communication skills and human development) and owns Full Potential Consulting, specializing in marketing, public relations and social media.  This makes her an excellent resource and ally for helping you land your dream job.  Her goal is for EVERY student to achieve his or her goals and dreams.  She is passionate about training and empowering you to do it for yourself! She will teach you skills that you can apply to every relationship you have in life!  She LOVES her job!

Each of the instructors is a full-time dental employee in different roles, with different levels of experience.  We do this in order to truly provide each student with an accurate perspective and knowledge base of each position.   We enrich our curriculum by inviting guest speakers from varying specialties. We regularly have a front desk scheduling/insurance coordinator; experienced dental hygienist and an orthodontist help teach sections of our curriculum.


If you are interested in teaching for us, email your resume and cover letter to DGASDirector@gmail.com.  See the job description at www.dgaslibertyhill.com/careers/


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Realize Your Potential-As a Dental Assistant in Central Texas

If you’ve dreamed about changing your life and your career, our dental assisting school may be the perfect choice for you!

Dental assistants are a vital part of any dental practice and you may be the ideal candidate! Dental assisting is perfect for caring individuals who can put others at ease.  It’s also perfect for those who are highly organized and detail-oriented…even artists and crafters.

The best and most employable dental assistants are highly skilled and can anticipate the dentist’s needs. That level of skill is exactly what’s delivered to you in this innovative, condensed training program, designed to make you the best applicant for any open position.


Dental assistants have the unique ability to:

Balance work and family life

Only work four or five days per week

A strong and stable annual income

Benefits such as insurance, retirement, and paid vacation

Positively impact patient health care

In Summary

  • Our main focus is to help you get a job in a dental office before you graduate from our school.
  • Your education will be held in a brand new dental office, with all of the latest technologies, where you will get lots of hands-on training with caring dentists, who know how to teach, and experienced dental assistants and on real patients.
  • We hire instructors who are excellent at teaching, passionate about the dental profession and are very qualified.  In fact, we also bring in specialists as guest speakers (Orthodontists, Front Desk Coordinators, Marketing Specialists and Hygienists).
  • Internships are encouraged but not required because you are able to practice all of your skills during class, the last six Saturdays of our school.
  • Our student ratio is never more than 5 to 1, but we strive to keep it 3 to 1.  This means you will always get your chance to see and do procedures chair side, get plenty of practice mastering your skills and get your questions answered immediately.
  • Our instructors are available 24 hours a day to help you in any way possible, even after you graduate.
  • Our school is affordable, with a convenient schedule and we do offer payment plans that do not require a credit check.
  • We would love to get to know your story and look forward to meeting you!

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Best Dental Assisting School in Texas

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Parent Testimony

“What impressed me about Dental Genius Assisting School most was that the instructors fully supported my daughter through the entire process of getting a job in a dental office. Not only did she have the knowledge and clinical skills needed but she was also prepared for interviews. They helped her with her resume, cover letter, image, and interview answers. All of these factors increased her confidence which motivated her to apply and get hired before she even completed the program. Now she is working and loving her career!”

—Ron Schultz

Job Placement Assistance in Central Texas Area

While you are mastering the lecture and hands-on training, our Master’s degree level counselor will help you build your resume, cover letters, interview answers and other important things to help build your confidence for your internships, working interviews and ultimately, your dream job.

Dental Genius Assisting School prides itself on staying connected to neighboring dental practices in order to help you get your dream job, location and salary.  We are constantly encouraging dental professionals to review our graduate profiles and hire them before considering other candidates.

On-going Support

Our director, dentist, instructors and counselors are available to provide references, assistance and guidance throughout your entire duration as a student, as you study and pass the Texas State Registered Dental Assistant test, and long after you have graduated, if desired.  Dr. Gillespie even conducts mock interviews in order to show you what dentists expect from dental assistants. Remember, 83% of our students have been getting jobs within one year of graduating.

Our website is equipped with a student portal, where current students and graduates are able to log in to review dental procedures, pictures, and videos at their convenience. We also give all of our students the opportunity to tape an interview for potential employers to view.  To see our graduate profiles, click here.

The bottom line is, you will always feel fully supported by our team.

Session Schedule

We hold three sessions every year.

Classes are only on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break.

Upcoming Sessions

February 3-May 19, 2018

(Session is full!)

June 9-August 25, 2018

(25 spots available, deadline to enroll is May 15, 2018)

September 22-December 15, 2018

(25 spots available, deadline to enroll is August 25, 2018)

Schedule your Tour and Interview Now!

Click here to schedule your tour and interview or call 512-484-4081 to speak to one of our representatives for more information.

***Don’t forget to bring your completed application (you download off the website), high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts, driver’s license, social security card and be prepared to make your $300 deposit, if you enroll. The tour will take approximately one hour.

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