Southwest Dental Academy was founded on the principle of today's dental advancements. Our program consists of 8 weeks of classroom lecture & laboratory instruction, plus 1 Clinical Week. Training consists of numerous hands-on procedures such as taking dental impressions, taking dental x-rays, maneuvering of an intra-oral camera, and so much more using our phantom head. Class size is limited, which allows for plenty one-on-one with your Dental Instructor. We ensure that you will have everything you will need to begin your exciting new dental profession!

Meet Your Instructor:

Malanie Cothern, Owner and Instructor, has over 18 years of experience as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. Not only has she worked in several local dental offices, she’s worked with dentists in Lafayette, New Orleans and New York City. And, when schedule allows, she can be found temping at local dental offices.

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Former Student - 2019

“Malanie was amazing in making sure we all understood the material! Even if some of us was too shy of nervous to say we didn’t understand she read our faces so well and made sure we were not confused! She is really big on no one left behind! Enjoyed the class very much!”

Former Student - 2020

“Instructor taught very well and made everything very easy to understand! Although the tests were tough towards the end, you realize she helps you learn more than you even should have!!! So thankful for her and her outpouring help!!!”

Former Student - 2019

“Ms. Malanie is so helpful throughout the whole class! She is a god sent !! Definitely recommend anyone who is even a bit interested to check out southwest , you won’t regret it!” 

Former Student - 2019

“….. Overall, your school is THE BEST. It’s clear you love the dental field & want to inspire that same love in your students. Your teaching style gave us the facts, straight to the point, in a way that didn’t go over anyone’s head. After interning & per what you’d told us we’d experience once in the work force, I still have more to learn, but you have provided me with a rock solid foundation I can always rely on.”

Southwest Dental Academy

We look forward to meeting you soon. Get in touch with us to receive more information about our classes and what we offer.

Call Now: 337-330-8949