About Us

About Sunrise School of Dental Assisting

Sunrise School of Dental Assisting was founded in 2007 by Dr. Dinah B. Vice and her husband, Rick Vice. In response to a shortage in well-trained, professional dental assistants, Dr. Vice was inspired to provide a comprehensive, high-quality, and affordable dental assistant education to aspiring dental team members. Beginning with a single location in Raleigh, the school currently offers training in Greensboro and Fayetteville as well.

The school was founded with convenience in mind, offering dental assistant administrative, dental radiology, nitrous oxide and sedation courses in the evening to those in the Burlington, Cary, Chapel Hill, Dunn, Sanford, Winston-Salem, Wilson, Smithfield, Pinehurst, Clemmons, Spring Hill, Apex, Durham, Kernersville, and Wake Forest, NC areas. Evening classes allow students to maintain their current career and personal obligations while working toward their professional goals. Furthermore, our 13-week accelerated dental assistant training program provides students with the skills needed to start their dental assistant career in a relatively short amount of time.

We welcome students from all over the state and surrounding to attend at our Fayetteville, Greensboro, or Raleigh, NC schools. Each year we aim to hold three different terms: spring, summer, and fall. During a given term each location enrolls approximately 15-25 students. This small class size allows for highly individualized dental assistant training and tremendous faculty support. One-on-one tutoring is also available to all students for the duration of the dental assisting program.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds, from those with no dental experience to current dental employees, from teenagers to adults, men and women, and people of all ethnicities. Sunrise School of Dental Assisting believes strongly in equal opportunity for anyone with the goal of obtaining a dental assistant degree or beginning a dental assistant career in the dental industry.

Licensed by the State Board of Community Colleges through the NC State Board of Proprietary Schools. The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges is not an accrediting agency. Sunrise graduates have the opportunity to compete for positions in a wide variety of clinical settings as Dental Assistants, Sterilization Assistants, or Roving Assistants. Graduates may apply for positions in the fields of General Dentistry, Orthodontics, Endodontics, and Oral Surgery.

If you are interested in a dynamic and rewarding career in dental assisting, we invite you to learn more about our programs, locations, and dental assisting as a career. We sincerely look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your educational and professional goals.

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