Get the Skills to Be a Professional Dental Assistant

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

13 Week Hands-On Dental Assisting Training Program

If you’re interested in the dental field and ready to get established in a rewarding professional career (without spending years in school), you could have a bright future in dental assisting.

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) in Mesa, Arizona, provides the hands-on training, practical clinic experience and dedicated industry support it takes to launch a rewarding career in as little as 13 weeks.

Students 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 program 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 on the software can give you a leg up on the job-hunting competition.

Get Working Sooner!

This is career-focused education. In just 13 weeks, you will be prepared to enter the exciting new profession of dentistry!

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 cost.

Convenient Evening & Weekend Classes

AIDA’s career training is 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 and weekend schedules.

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

Funding Your Career 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 program allow us to offer training at a significantly lower price than other area programs, we will work with you to explore financing options including county grants, private funding and even flexible payment plan options.

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

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? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in dental assisting and exploring whether AIDA is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to funding.

For immediate questions, call 480-209-1392

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

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