Orthodontic Specialists is a proud partner of Union Centre Institute

  • West Chester, OH
  • Eastgate, OH
  • Florence, KY
  • Colerain, OH
  • Kenwood, OH
  • Springboro, OH
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Why Choose Us for Your Dental Assistant Training

Orthodontic Specialists, through the Union Centre Institute, is offering hands-on training to provide higher education and new career paths for Dental Assistants and Adminstrators in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.


  • Fall - September 2nd, 2023
  • Winter - December 2nd, 2023
Nikki Simpson

The DAA Program has been an awesome addition to our company. Not only are we helping young adults pursue their career as a dental assistant, but also in Orthodontics. We have had a handful of great additions to our company that have been amazing and this program has only been running in less than 3 years! Katie has done a fantastic job at starting up this program and running it. Definitely a win/win for us!

Dr. Daniel Noll

The DAA is a phenomenal program. Katie runs the Academy to prepare students for immediate productive employment. The course is well organized and attracts great students. We've hired multiple recent DAA graduates, and they've all been rockstars. I highly recommend!

Dr. Terry Gruelle

Having a large multi-doctor orthodontic practice with multiple locations presents many staffing issues. We have been fortunate to have worked with the Union Centre Institute (DAA) since its inception. Not only have many of their students gained experience as externs in our offices, we have been privileged to employ several. Most of our clinicians have matriculated through assisting schools and are ladened with heavy debt upon completion. That has not been the case with DAA. If fact, we prefer hires who meet the requirements for credentialling, but at the same time allows us to train them in the areas of most importance to us. The DAA has been a valuable resource to identify individuals who are looking for careers versus jobs.

Dr. Kevin J Ison, DMD

We have been utilizing the Union Centre Institute program in our office since July of 2019 and I can say that without this program, our office would not have the success that it currently does.  During the pandemic, our office struggled to staff all seven of our locations which made it difficult to give the patient care we strive to give. Thankfully with Union Centre Institute, we were able to choose the top students from these classes to hire directly after graduation.  With this ability, we now have a full staff and can operate our offices efficiently and effectively.  About 75% of our staff has come directly from this program and we are very happy that it did!