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Our Program

Graceland is a job readiness program. Our program accept six students each cohort which is every 10 weeks. This is to ensure our students have hands on training and one-on-one attention from our instructors. 

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment within the dental assisting profession will expand 19% from 2016 to 2026, compared to an average growth rate of 7% for all occupations, with U.S. median pay averaging $18.59 per hour.


 Founder's Welcome

On behalf of myself and Graceland Dental Assisting Program, we'd like to welcome you. Thank you for considering Graceland Dental Assisting Program for your educational and training needs in dental assisting. With my 17 years of experience in the industry, I have crafted a program that prides its self on small class sizes, one on one attention and hands on experience. 




Our mission is to send you off after 10 weeks of training with the tools needed to succeed and flourish as a dental assistant. We aim to leave you with the confidence needed to be the best by industry standards by implementing hands on experience in the classroom. With our 6 to 1 approach, you will learn how to care and treat for your future patients. 

Meet your instructors

Lakeshia Crawford

Crawford is the founder of Graceland Dental Assistant Program. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Dental Assisting. She has 17 years of industry experience.


Chelcie Bell

Bell is the director of Graceland Dental Assistant Program. She was originally born in Germany 

and raised in Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Dental Assisting 

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