School for Dental Assisting

RDA Training Academy

RDA Training Academy, School for Dental Assisting is taught out of a dental office in Austin Texas.

We offer a unique hands on approach to learning, the best way to learn Dental Assisting.

Our instructors are very experienced Dental Assistants.

The class meets once a week in the dental office. You will learn through lectures,

videos, and then practicing hands on, as well as assigned homework during the week.

Much of the Dental Assisting class is hands on, practicing doing what you will actually be doing

in your future job.

We teach you what you need to know to do the job.

And then we will assist you in getting that job!

RDA Training Academy was founded by Karen Sue Graves, Registered Dental Hygienist.

Karen started her career in the dental field in 1987 working as a front desk receptionist in a dental office.  Soon afterwards, learned hands on training to be a Dental Assistant. She attended The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and became a Dental Hygienist in 1993.

She has owned various successful businesses in Austin, including Longhorn Dental Temps and RDA Training Academy.

Hamid Dinari ( Mr. D) BA in Arts/ Master of Science in Educational Psychology/ Registered Dental Assistant and Instructor/ CPR Instructor :

Hamid is a Registered Dental Assistant in Austin Texas with over 32 years experience in the dental field. He also has 32 years experience as a CPR Instructor. 

Teaching at RDA Training Academy, he ensures our graduates  the highest level of knowledge in advanced Dental Assisting. Our students knowledge has helped them gain an excellent career in Dentisry with high salary right out of school.

Kirsten Vig Registered Dental Assistant/ Instructor

Kirsten is a Registered Dental Assistant in Austin Texas with over 30 years in the dental field. She also has over 5 years as an Dental Assisting Instructor. She brings all her

years of experience to her students to ensure they graduate with the best education possible in Dental Assisting. Students go on to secure employment with an excellent

entry wage and exciting career in Dentistry.


Karen Graves, RDH, Director

Karen Sue, RDH, Director

Mr. D Instructor
Kirsten Instructor