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Arizona School of Dental Assisting

Arizona School of Dental Assisting
1825 E. Northern Ave., Suite 225
Phoenix, Arizona

Since 2001, the Arizona School of Dental Assisting (ASDA) has operated as a post-secondary school offering programs in dental assisting. Dr. Enrico DiVito and Ms. Lisa Weber founded the school to provide a fast, affordable training program that allows students to become immediately employable after graduation in entry-level positions as chairside assistants in dental offices.

ASDA offers one specialized program in Dental Assisting. This program involves twelve weeks of "hands-on" training where students have the opportunity of practicing the various routines of chairside assisting. In addition to the twelve-week portion of the training, the students must also complete a 40-hour externship in a local dental office. It can be completed in one week or spread over a 2-3 week period. The program focuses on students gaining knowledge by practicing the procedural skills necessary for an assisting position including dental office management, infection control and patient education. After graduating, students receive a Dental Assisting Diploma which makes them eligible to work in almost any dental office. The curriculum involves courses in Dental Anatomy and Physiology, Dental Charting, Dental X-ray Techniques and more.

Founders Dr. DiVito has operated a practice in 1980 and Ms. Weber has over 25 years of experience as a dental assistant. Using her expertise, she supervises and offers clinical instruction to students as they gain the knowledge and technical proficiency in the field. Classes begin every month and tuition amounts to $4,000 including the application fee and all books and supplies that are provided by the school.

Quick Facts

  • Dr. DiVito founded the school to address the need for well-trained dental assistants after finding it difficult to find good assistants in his own practice.

  • ASDA offers Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday evening classes.

  • ASDA offers job placement help.

  • Dr. DiVito is the former Vice Chief of Staff of the J.C. Lincoln Children's Hospital Dental Clinic in Phoenix, AZ and a former clinical instructor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ.

  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.
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