Become a Dental Assistant in Arizona

AIDA students learn hands-on helping patients in an onsite dental clinic

13-Week Dental Assistant Program in Phoenix & Mesa, AZ

If you’re interested in the dental field and are ready to get established in a rewarding professional healthcare career (without spending years in school), you could have a bright future as a dental assistant. After completing our 13-week comprehensive dental assistant programs in Phoenix or Mesa, you’ll have the clinical, real-world experience needed to start a new career!

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, “employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.”* Now is an exciting time for new professionals entering the field!

Become a Professional Dental Assistant

The American Institute of Dental Assisting (AIDA), headquartered in Mesa, AZ, provides dental assistant courses with the hands-on training, practical clinic experience, and dedicated industry support it takes to launch a rewarding career in as quickly as 13 weeks.

Students in our dental assistant courses train in an actual dental clinic with real patients under the guidance of Arizona State licensed dentists. No plastic dental dummies here!

You’ll be comfortable in any dental assisting situation after gaining so much real-world patient care experience before you graduate.

Get the Modern Skills Top Employers Expect

The AIDA dental assistant program in Phoenix and Mesa includes focused instruction on the latest, up-to-date x-ray information and techniques, including analog and digital. You’ll also learn the industry-specific Dentrix software.

The majority of dental offices in Arizona use Dentrix software. Being fully skilled in the software can give you a leg up in your job search. We design our 13-week dental assistant school in Arizona to teach you the necessary skills to be successful in this role and set yourself apart from the pack.

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A Robust Curriculum

Along with our small class sizes and hands-on training, our curriculum will help set you up for success in the dental industry.

fast dental assistant trainingCoursework

  • Live patient clinical procedures
  • Dental charting
  • Sterilization & infection control
  • Dentrix Dental software
  • Latest Digital x-ray systems & techniques
  • Preparation for DANB X-ray certification exam
  • Preparation for coronal polish certification exam
  • Dental anatomy & physiology
  • Preventative dentistry
  • Dental Procedures (filling & impression)
  • Resumes & interview techniques
  • CPR Training and certificate
  • Digital dentistry with state of the art intraoral scanner (Future of dentistry)

Get Working Sooner!

This is career-focused education. After the completion of your assistance program, you will be prepared to enter the exciting new profession of dentistry with real life experience and training.

Dr. Eldon Hastings, school owner and director, personally created this unique curriculum to maximize learning and focus strictly on the necessary knowledge and skills to get employment in the dental field. You get the skills you need to succeed with no unnecessary filler to drag out the program and drive up costs.

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Convenient Evening, One day a week & Weekend Classes

If you’re in need of a program that allows you to balance your busy schedule while learning the necessary skills to excel as a dental assistant, our dental assistant weekend classes and night classes can help you do just that. AIDA’s class schedules are specifically designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. Many students are working and/or raising families while going to school. You can choose from convenient day, evening or weekend schedules. Call us now for our next class start date. We limit our classes to provide the best student to teacher ratio.

Get the training you need to advance your career in a flexible, convenient way that fits your life.

Funding Your Dental Assistant Training

Education is one of the most valuable investments you’ll ever make. Many students need a little help to make it happen.

Not only does AIDA’s streamlined 13-week dental assistant training in Phoenix and Mesa allow us to offer training at a significantly lower price than other area programs, but we will also work with you to explore financing options, including county grants, private funding, scholarships and even flexible payment plan options.

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career as a Dental Assistant

Dental assistant training isn’t about getting a diploma to hang on the wall — it’s about getting a bright future. As an AIDA student and graduate, you will be supported by a dedicated team of career placement assistance professionals who will help you pursue employment in the dental office and environment that suits you best.

Many of our graduates find employment with the dental practice where they spend their externship!

Is a Rewarding Career in Dental Assisting Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about AIDA’s dental assistant programs in Phoenix or Mesa, fill out our online form to receive more information. A helpful Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to funding.

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For immediate questions about our hands-on 13-week dental assistant program in Arizona, call 480-209-1392

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook