The Super Dentists launches scholarship program for local students

KUSI’s Jason Austell spoke to John Klatt, Executive Director of American Safety EMT Corp, and Dr. Kami Hoss with the Howard Healthcare Academy/The Super Dentists about a new countywide scholarship program for dental students.

Founders of The Super Dentists recently launched Howard Healthcare Academy, a state-of-the-art, Dental Board of California approved dental school, located in Sierra Mesa. Now, The Super Dentists are offering 11 scholarships to help students pursue their dream career as a dental assistant.

The Super Dentists will sponsor up to 10 people with a $5,000 studentship to Howard Academy, a total grant of $50,000. They will also be giving away one $10,000 scholarship at Howard Academy’s Open House on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The grand opening event will also offer tours of the school and complimentary CPR Certification classes.

A leader in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics for more than 21 years, Dr. Kami Hoss, founder of The Super Dentists, found a need for highly trained dental assistants, and the demand became more apparent as the company grew. Dr. Kami Hoss and his team explored the reasons why, found gaps, and the result was to reinvent and transform the dental educational experience.

Due to Howard Academy’s partnership with The Super Dentists, faculty has been able to create an educational facility that focuses on live, hands-on experience. Through real-life learning environments and technical courses, Howard Academy prepares students with the practical knowledge they need to land and succeed in a dental assisting position.

“Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 20 percent, between 2016 to 2026; much faster than the average for all occupations,” according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. “The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages and as research continues to link oral health to overall health.”

To apply, applicants should submit a one-page letter, including why they want to get into dentistry, and why they need the scholarship, as well as their GPA, community work/involvement and two letters of recommendation. The application deadline is June 29, 2018, and should be submitted via or via

Scholarship honorees must finish the entire 9-month program. If student does not complete the program, the student will be required to pay full tuition.

“Most the staff and faculty at Howard Healthcare Academy are certified, trained dentists and orthodontists and practicing dental assistants, but most importantly, they have the passion for educating, love for the field, and the motivation needed to inspire the next generation of dental assistants,” said Dr. Kami Hoss. “They bring all of their expertise to Howard Academy, which in turn focuses on students’ success and growth in the dental world.”

Howard Academy location is located at 9737 Aero Drive in the Sierra Mesa area of San Diego (92123).

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