The American Institute of Dental Assisting offers students a 13-week real clinic training to become dental assistants. With locations in Mesa and Phoenix, it offers a curriculum that covers live patient clinical procedures, dental charting, sterilization and infection control, and dental anatomy. Licensed dentists teach students about preventive dentistry and Dentrix dental software. The American Institute of Dental Assisting also provides lifetime job placement assistance to its graduates. Founder Eldon Hastings has over 40 years of dental practice.