American Institute of Dental Assisting Announces Dentrix G6 Update

The American Institute of Dental Assisting is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Dentrix G6 software. Dentrix G6 is the most recent upgrade to the Dentrix software. Dentrix was introduced in 1989 by Dentrix Dental Systems. It was the first dental practice management software developed for Microsoft Windows.

Dentrix G6 Helps Dental Offices and Dental Assistants
Dentrix G6 Helps Dental Offices and Dental Assistants

The Dentrix software has been around for over 20 years. It gives dentists the tools they need to help their practice be successful. It is a comprehensive software designed specifically for the busy dentist. It keeps them organized and in control of their business management. Dentrix automates a variety of systems for a dental practice. It offers the ability of a paperless office with features such as fully digital patient charts, files, and scheduling. It is user friendly and is an essential tool for all of the dental staff.

Of their new product Dentrix G6, the company states that it can “help practices further automate daily tasks, such as scheduling, charting, treatment planning and billing and reporting, Dentrix G6 features upgrades to its financial analytics and accounting and billing tools that make it easier to manage patient information. In addition, Dentrix G6 offers enhanced functionality to the existing eDex service, which allows easier access to patient information by enabling business and personal contacts to be merged and accessible on a single platform. Dentrix G6 also features a new “click to chat” button in the Help menu so customers can receive real-time answers to their questions.”

The American Institute of Dental Assisting is implementing this new upgrade to all of it’s current Dentrix software. The school prides themselves in training their dental assistants in a variety of methods that they can use on the job. This includes teaching them the most current and up to date dental software. Dr. Eldon Hastings, founder and director of the American Institute of Dental Assisting states, “I am excited to be able to offer the latest software to our students. I believe that if we offer our students the newest and best there is it will help them become better dental assistants”


With the Dentrix G6 update, students will be trained on the latest features of the software. With this training students will have confidence going into a new job. They will be able to use the software along with the other skills they have learned to contribute to the seamless flow of the dental office. This training is a portion of the schools innovative, hands-on program that teaches students how to become a dental assistant in 13 weeks. Dr. Eldon Hastings personally created this unique curriculum to maximize learning and focus strictly on the necessary knowledge and skills to get employment in the dental field.

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Dental Assistant Recognition Week and Local Communities

Dental Assistant Recognition Week is a week long tribute to the commitment and dedication of dental assistants and their crucial role in the healthcare of our communities. This is a week being remembered and honored by the towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and The American Institute of Dental Assisting of Mesa.

Dental Assisting continues to diversify and expand.  Whether working chair side with the dentist, taking x-rays, managing the business office or teaching, dental assistants are crucial to the success of the dental practice and for quality care of dental patients.

“Dental Assistants: Our mission is to serve, our passion is to care”

This is the theme for the 39th annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week: time for dental assistants to receive greater recognition for their own unique and diverse contributions to the dental profession and the health care of the public.  The American Dental Assistants Association and the American Dental Association unitedly and wholeheartedly recognize dental assistants everywhere for their time

, effort and selfless dedication to providing quality dental health care to the public.

“It takes a special person to be a dental assistant” says Dr. Joseph C. Unger, chair of the American Dental Association’s Council of Dental Practice.  Dental Assistants balance a variety of high priority responsibilities that benefit the patient, the dentist, other members of the dental team and the practice itself.  The combination of clinical knowledge and people skills makes them an important asset to the dental practice”.

The Dental Assistant Associations, Dental Assisting Schools, the U.S. Army and Air force dental clinics join dental offices everywhere in honoring dental assistants during this designated week.

The American Institute of Dental Assisting of Mesa, Arizona takes pride in joining others in honoring those who fill critical positions providing quality health care for their fellow citizens.  The American Institute, a dental assisting school, has been at the forefront of training excellent quality dental assistants for over 13 years.  They are proud to have graduated over 1,000 top notch dental assistants who are assisting dentists today, delivering high quality dental care to the people of our communities.  Dr. Eldon Hastings, owner of the American Institute of Dental Assisting pays tribute to dental assistants, “Modern, progressive, pain free dentistry is available today only because of the dedication and skills of competent, caring dental assistants.  We honor dental assistants and acknowledge them for their dedication to their profession.”

Dental Assistant Recognition week
Dr. Hastings and staff present city proclamations for Dental Assistant Recognition week.

Local Dental Assistant Recognition Week

The American Institute of Dental Assisting joins with the Town of Gilbert and Town of Queen Creek in dental assistant recognition week. These two towns have joined the American Institute of Dental Assisting along with the American Dental Assistants Association and the American Dental Association. They bring the importance of dental assistants to their communities.

Dental Assistant Recognition Week

American Institute of Dental Assisting
Dental assistants are a valuable asset

Smile! It’s Dental Assistant Recognition Week! As we kick start the week, lets take a moment to recognize why a dental assistant is so important to a dental office. They are dedicated employees whose work can easily go unnoticed. But today, we want to take a minute to give all of these dental assistants the recognition they deserve.


Role for the Patient

You probably have not given much thought to what a dental assistant does. They actually play a pretty big role when it comes to patient care in a dental office. They come in frequent contact with you and are a friendly, familiar face. They will take your x-rays, impressions and assist the doctor with any procedures. In fact, they were part of your care before you even walked into the door. They made sure that all of the instruments and supplies used during your appointment were clean, sanitized, and ready to go.

Role for the Dentist

Dental assistants are a valuable asset to a dentist. He relies on them to help provide quality dental health care to his patients. They use their skills and knowledge to assist with procedures. They have gone through extensive training and are good at what they do. They are also friendly and compassionate people. They do everything they can to help enhance their patients satisfaction.

Dental Assistant Recognition

So as we start off this dental assistant recognition week, we want to say a big thank you. Thank you to all of the dental assistants out there for the hard work and continual effort they put forth. They are the smiling faces that make our trip to the dental office more enjoyable. We appreciate you, dental assistants!

Dental Assistant Recognition Week 2016Dental Assistant Recognition Week is sponsored by the American Dental Assistants Association, the American Dental Association and is recognized by the American Institute of Dental Assisting.