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Dental Assisting Curriculum

The class is available to high school seniors. All interested candidates should ask about our CPR training classes.

Download our 2011 marketing brochures: ASDA Brochure (.pdf), ASDA Marketing Brochure (.pdf)

Following is the downloadable course catalog with additional information: ASDA 2010 Course Catalog (.rtf)

For any questions regarding the program, you can refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section or call us at 602.678.7061.

Become a Dental Assistant | Dental Assisting Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2018, with demand expected to grow by 36 percent. Choosing a career as a dental assistant is a smart decision, since entry-level dental professionals are currently in high demand.

Dental assistants work in a well-lighted, clean environment. Almost all jobs for certified dental assistants are in the offices of dentists. About half of dental assistants have a 35- to 40-hour workweek, which may include work on Saturdays or evenings.


WelcomeTo the Arizona School of Dental Assisting

The Arizona School of Dental Assisting (ASDA) was founded through the efforts of Dr. Enrico DiVito and Ms. Lisa Stevenson. The school has been open and operating as a post secondary school since 2001. Dr. DiVito has recognized the need for well-trained dental assistants and has found it difficult to find good assistants since opening his practice in 1980. Ms. Stevenson has been a dental assistant since 1981. Her expertise encompasses supervision and clinical instruction of future dental assistants.

Dental Assisting Training

Our mission is to prepare individuals with the knowledge and technical proficiency that will allow them to become immediately employable in a dental office upon graduation. The class is also available to high school seniors.

The Arizona School of Dental Assisting is the fast and affordable way to change your life!

Online ClassHave you been thinking about a career in dentistry?

Well, here at the Arizona school of dental assisting we just made it even easier to obtain that dream! Here at the az school of dental assisting not only do we a have class based program we have now opened up an online portion for those of you that cannot come to school leaving you with only the clinicals to complete to graduate as a dental assistant. Work at your own pace 2 to 12 weeks to complete the program! Go to our website to sign up for our online class at


"I started my dental assistant education at Estrella Mountain Community College, after attending classes there for two weeks I had had it. Three and a half hour classes strictly lecture and overhead. Twelve to fourteen chapters to be completed in a week and the chapters were 50 pages long at a minimum.

I had finally had it when I was told we would be having only a 20 question test on fourteen chapters. I asked what are we suppose to study and was told by the instructor "just read." There was no hands on and all the instructor did was outline the chapters on the overhead, what was the point of going to class I wasn't learning anything!!! I asked the instructor how I was suppose to get a job when I didn't have any experience she told the class "thats why you go to dental offices and beg the dentist to let you observe and thats how you learn." I was seriously appalled. So that night I came home in search of a new school, so I googled dental assistanting schools and AZ Dental Assisting school popped up. I looked at the website and was immediantly impressed. I sent the school an email and told them my situation I was set up for a tour of the school the following day.

I have now been attending for five weeks and I just love everything about this school. Its hands on and the instructors are great!!! I really am in disbelief at how much I have learned in such a short amount of time. Lisa and Brittney are great, not only are they awesome women but they are such good teachers. Anything you have questions on....they have an answer and they make sure you know and understand every single thing we do in class.

I have never been more excited to start a new career and it is because of this school that I feel like I will finally have my dream job. I cannot thank Lisa enough for what she has brought into my life! If your having second thoughts about this school or just thinking hmmm should I do this. Stop thinking it and just do it, you will not regret it and you will not only be given the tools for a great career but you will feel accomplished and smart lol. Not to mention you can make great friends along the way!!!!

Thank you Lisa, Brittney and The Arizona School of Dental Assiting I love you all you have changed my life!!!"

Katrina Sager
Arizona School of Dental Assisting, Student

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Dental Assisting Provides Outstanding Opportunities


Outstanding Income Potential

  • Experienced dental assistants earn in the high $30,000's
  • Insurance benefits
  • Paid vacations
  • Pension participation

Outstanding Dynamic Profession

  • Be a healthcare professional
  • Work in a highly professional environment
  • Actively interact with people all day - every day¬†(it's anything but a desk job!)

Outstanding Employment Opportunities

  • Dental assistants are in great demand - there are more than 80,000 annual openings
  • Full time and part time positions always available
  • Transportable profession - anywhere in the United States

Outstanding Growth Opportunities

  • Office manager (most office managers were dental assistants)
  • Expanded functions assistant
  • Treatment coordinator
  • Anesthesia tech
  • Specialty assistants (orthodontics; oral surgery; periodontics)