Over the past two decades of practicing dentistry, we noticed one consistency…assistants coming out of school had a familiarity of dental procedures and tasks but very little hands-on experience or knowledge of “real world” dentistry. Our goal was to create a school where assistants could get the dental assistant license and have an applicable understanding along with real world competence. That is why our school creates top-notch assistants who will feel confident that basic tasks will be performed at a high-level from the very beginning.
The goal of our program is to provide the best possible hands on training in the shortest time possible but not sacrificing good educational standards.
Hands on training with small class sizes
Become a dental assistant in 12 short weeks
We help you with job placement
Our program was developed by practicing dentists
Dan’s excitement to learn and grow inspired him to want to help others learn and grow as well. While working in the dental field for the past 8 years, he realized the need and importance of highly-skilled and trained dental assistants. He currently helps run a multi-practice dental office that is extremely successful. He realized that a highly-trained and skillful Dental Assistant is crucial to the clinical teams success. Dan and Dr. Latino came together to fulfill their vision and formed Sanger Education in 2019. Together they have over 30 years dental experience which helps future assistants learn the knowledge they need to be successful.
Dan’s and his wife have 4 kids and reside in Central Texas. He loves any type of competitive sports both watching and playing. He also loves to travel and has been all over the world.
Dr. Latino is a native Texan and received his doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He is happily married to his best friend, Shawnna, and has numerous adventures with his three kids, Bailee, Aidan, and Tristan.
Seeing himself as a lifelong student, Dr. Latino has a never-ending passion for learning and advancing his expertise in the field of dentistry. Averaging around 100 hours of continuing education a year (the state required amount is 12), Dr. Latino has completed training with prestigious institutions such as Orognathic Bioesthetics International, Cabodent, and the Atlanta Center for Restorative Dentistry. He has also trained with world-renowned Bill Blatchford.
As an educator, his dental assisting school provides accelerated, hands-on training for individuals seeking a career in dentistry, including pre-dental & pre-hygiene students. Students look forward to an active, yet flexible learning environment for a comprehensive and dynamic learning experience.
Traci has had the privilege of working in the healthcare industry for over 30 years. The last thirteen years she served as operations manager for a large dental practice. Managing a multifaceted organization is both her skill and joy. Working with employees and encouraging students to succeed is truly her passion and strength. Living in the Waco area for the last 35 years and on a ranch in China Spring for the last 22 years, has allowed her to become well acquainted with the community and resources available. She and her husband have traveled the world and still love calling Waco home. She has a deep love for her family and her community. She finds assisting the dental industry in developing well trained, confident and qualified dental assistants rewarding and a benefit to the community as well as the individual.