Being a Dental Assistant is a well-respected profession that can be very rewarding! As a Chairside Dental Assistant you will assist the dentist in preparing clinical rooms for treatment, passing instruments, preparing materials, taking radiographs, performing various lab techniques, ensuring patient comfort, and performing sterilization while ensuring all infection control measures are met.

Our Dental Assisting program is focused and centered on empowering our students with the skills and confidence needed to enter the expanding and rewarding field of Dentistry through:

Hands-On Training

Giving you the experience and skills you need to succeed as a Dental Assistant. Our unique hands-on training gives our students a competitive advantage when looking for employment and makes our program truly one-of-a-kind.

Minimal schooling for great pay: Dentists prefer to hire experienced dental assistants or those who have completed a dental assisting program and have met State requirements to take on expanded functions within the office. According to the Department of Workforce Services the hourly median pay in the Salt Lake valley is $14.62. Through Academy of Dental Careers you will be prepared for a successful career as a dental assistant, including expanded functions, in just 12 weeks.

Small Class Sizes with Multiple Instructors

Our class sizes average 8 to 12 students and each class has more then one instructor which ensures you receive the individual attention you deserve

Social interaction: You will have the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of people, from patients to staff members.

Each day is different: As a dental assistant you will never be bored. You will spend each day performing a range of different tasks and will always be busy doing something. You might be going through medical records, talking to patients about their care, cleaning dental appliances, taking x-rays or assisting the dentist with dental procedures.

Work in a professional environment: Working in a dental office offers a clean professional environment. You will have all the benefits of working in an office setting, but won’t be sitting at a computer screen all day. You will work under the direction of a dentist while performing a variety of tasks.

Convenient Class Schedules

Allowing you to work while you go to school.

Flexibility to work full time or part time: As a dental assistant you will have the opportunity to work full time or part time. It is not unusual to work with a dentist that sees patients a couple days a week or to work for a dentist that sees patients five days a week. There are also dentist that work normal day shifts to dentists that work in the evening.

Career Placement Assistance

We help each student create a compelling resume that highlights their knowledge and skills in dentistry. In fact, our school is the only school in Las Vegas that can guarantee interviews!

Affordable Tuition

Making it all possible with competitive tuition and flexible financing* that fits within your individual budget. At Academy of Dental Careers, our tuition includes all instruction, clinical supplies, and use of text books. The student is responsible for purchasing 1 -2 pairs of black scrubs and getting their Hepatitis B Vaccinations.

State Certifications and Certificates

Our students receive state certifications and certificates in CPR, Dental Radiology, OSHA and HIPPA.

Expanded Functions Included

Don’t pay more at other schools to be trained in skills that dentists expect you to know. Our Dental Assistant Training Program includes hands-on training as a Chairside Dental Assistant and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant! That means you will know all 5 expanded functions (placing rubber dams, tofflemires, dental sealants, packing cord, and fabrication of temporary crowns)

Many Career Opportunities

We continue to see many career opportunities for Dental Assistants in the Salt Lake area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assistant employment is expected to grow 18% from 2014 – 2024, which is much faster than the average of all occupations. This sets the expectation that Dental Assistants are among the fastest growing occupation over the 2014 – 2024 projection period.

Job Security: According to the Department of Workforce Services the Dental Assistant occupation “is expected to experience faster than average employment growth with a high volume of annual job openings. Overall, job opportunities for dental assistants are expected to be good.” Dental assistants are needed not just by general dentists, but also by specialists like endodontists, oral surgeons, periodontist, implantologists, and orthodontists. Dental offices are in every city which means that wherever you live you could fulfill your dream of working as a dental assistant.