The dental industry in Utah continues to grow, with hundreds of dental assistants, hygienists, and doctors joining the field every year. The Apex Institute of Dental Careers (AIDC) is designed to meet the demand for dental assistants that are highly trained in the latest dental care technology. While the state of Utah doesn’t require dental assistants to be certified, many prospective dental assistants are discovering that in order to compete in Utah’s bustling dental care sector, an assisting certification is more important than ever.
Learn By Doing
Our program is unique to Utah dental assisting schools in that classes are taught exclusively in a clinical setting—no sitting through hours of lectures. We firmly believe that the easiest and most efficient way of learning dental assisting is through hands-on exposure. Because of our approach to training we’ve discovered that dentists are keen on hiring our graduates as they are better prepared to immediately jump in and assist with confidence and authority.
Internship and Job Placement Assistance
In addition to our hand-on approach to learning, every student is required to complete an internship before graduating. This allows them to further put their skills to practice side-by-side with highly experienced dental care professionals. AIDC is unique in that we are able to provide our students with internship hours at Apex Dental practices.
Post graduation, every student will receive job placement assistance and will be considered for employment at one of Apex Dental’s many Utah dental offices.
While the majority of Utah dental assisting programs offer training that covering the basics of dental assisting functions, our goal at AIDC is to provide our students with a competitive skill set to launch them into a productive career in the dental field. In order to accomplish this, we’ve designed our program to arm our students with the full gamut of certifications, enabling them to work in a wide range of dental specialty clinics, along with general dentistry practices. Certifications and trainings include:
- Radiology Certification
- Digital Radiology Training
- CPR Certification
- Deka CO2 Laser Training
- 3D Cone Beam Training
- CEPH Training
- Expanded Function Assistant Training