About Us

Meet The Instructors

Dr. Rudnick

“Dentistry is my passion.”

Dr. Rudnick has been in private practice since 1996. He uses this experience to provide a high level of quality dental care to each guest of Rudnick Dentistry. He can offer a variety of solutions thanks to his many hours of advanced training and continuing education focused on cosmetic dentistry, TMJ/neuromuscular dentistry, and dental implants. His broad spectrum of knowledge means he is your number one choice for dentistry in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas.

Autumn Hunter


Autumn is a Florida native growing up in Clearwater, she began her career in dentistry straight out of high school working in sterilization, within a weeks time the Dentists in the practice saw her potential and began training her to work as a dental assistant. After 11 months of hands on learning she earned her EFDA and Radiology Certifications at a small school in Tampa Florida. Autumn has enjoyed working in many facets of dentistry in her 22 year long career including pediatrics, oral surgery and largely in general dentistry. She has enjoyed training many new dental assistants along the way.


Our goal is to equip you with practical skills and first-hand experience you’ll need to successfully practice your craft. Here is how we achieve our mission:


Our Admissions Requirements

Our Admissions Requirements

The Dental Assisting and Team Institute is an organization founded to train the next generation of dental health professionals. We strive to empower students with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed in their careers.


What is the cost of the program at the Dental Assisting and Team Institute?
The cost of our program is $3800. This includes books and scrubs. There are no other fees.
How long is the program at the Dental Assisting and Team Institute?

8 Weeks.

Who will be teaching the students the course material?

At the Dental Assisting and Team Institute you will benefit by learning from both our dental assistant instructor and a licensed dentist. Our dental assistant instructor will help you gain classroom skills from her 22 years in dentistry and Dr Rudnick our licensed dentist will add to your knowledge and have you put your newly acquired skills to use chairside with him in your externship. So you benefit from the best of both worlds!

Does the Dental Assisting and Team Institute offer a diploma, degree or certificate in Dental Assisting?

Provided you successfully complete our certification program, you will receive a certificate of completion in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting and a Dental X-Ray certificate. Both are recognized and approved by the state of Florida.

After completing the Program at the Dental Assisting and Team Institute, will I have to complete any other schooling or take any other tests?

Once you have successfully completed our program, you will receive a certificate for Expanded Duties Dental Assisting and A Dental X-Ray Certificate. No further schooling or testing will be required.

What other costs are there for the program at the Dental Assisting and Team Institute?

The tuition for our Certification Course is $3800. No other fees are necessary.

Financing Options

We offer various payment plans to help break up the cost of the curriculum for you. We also accept cash, check and all major credit cards.

How many tests will I have to take at the Dental Assisting and Team Institute?

There will be end of the chapter quizzes and a final examination.

How long do I have to complete my externship?

Your externship is a total of 60 hours to be completed in a dental office. We would love for you to partner with our very own Dr. Rudnick or one of our affiliates close to you. You can complete this during the program by utilizing another day in the week for your externship hours. In this way you will complete the program at the end of the 8 weeks with all required hours. If you will be unable to complete externship at the same time as the program then we will give you an additional 3 months to compete those hours and receive your EFDA certification.

What is your school's accreditation?

The Dental Assisting and Team Institute is approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry and the Florida Board of Education.

What's Included

*FMX ADA Code D0210 (not valid if pregnant or any condition that prohibits xrays, Dental Prophy D1110 in absence of periodontal disease, Upon payment of full tuition, if student is a candidate, he or she will be eligible for Custom Made Nightguard(D9944), and Zoom in Office Whitening(D9972)

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