No! 13 week dental assisting programs are run all across the county and have been in business for over 10 years. All private postsecondary schools in Arizona are required to be licensed by the Arizona Department for Private Postsecondary Education. The licensing process is very stringent and the rules are strictly enforced. You cannot legally operate a school in the State of Arizona, without the program being approved.
13 week programs are designed to focus on hand-on training. This allows them to provide you with the skills actually needed in a dental office setting, such as: chairside assisting, taking x-rays and impressions, performing coronal polishes, and utilizing Dentrix Software. The Dental Assisting National Board regulates dental assistant in all 50 states. Each state has different requirements. In Arizona, dental assistants are required to become x-ray certified in order to take x-rays in a dental office and coronal polish certified in order to perform coronal polishes.
Altraindental.com provides you with the opportunity to obtain both of these certifications along with much much more.