Fort Smith School of Dental Assisting
Fort Smith School of Dental Assisting is a post-secondary career school offering hands-on, skill focused, career training.
*All COVID-19 precautions are being used in our classes to ensure the safety of our students and instructors*
2021-2022 Upcoming Courses
All Fort Smith classes are on Saturdays.
Orientation: Jan. 8th
First Day: Jan. 14th
Last day: March 18th
Orientation: March 26th
First Day: April 1st
Last day: June 10th
Orientation: June 25th
First Day: July 9th
Last day: Sept 17th
Orientation: September 24th
First Day: October 1st
Last day: December 10th
The philosophy of our program is based on a belief that students can be trained in a relatively short period of time and provide students the focus on the critical skills to enter the world of professional dental assisting. Our course has been developed by our experienced team of Dentists and Dental Assistants working in the dental community every day.
Apex Dental Education offers four classes per year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall). The semesters are 10 weeks long, with testing at the end of the program. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The graduate receives a completion certificate from our program. A Registered Dental Assistant must first pass the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiner's Registered Dental Assistant Exam. Our program and study guides are designed to help you pass the exam and prepare you to be a chair-side dental assistant. Our students are assessed by the Arkansas State Board Registration Exam during their time in class and are not required to take the exam on their own at a separate testing facility.
The subjects are covered using classroom instruction and practical hands-on training with the equipment, instrumentation and materials used in state of the art practicing dental offices.
We accept approximately 10 students in each class per semester. If you are interested, we encourage you to review our curriculum and submit your completed application to start the registration process and your journey to a new exciting career!
(Non-refundable registration fee of $100 and all course materials are included in this amount).
Meet The Team
Dr. Smith enjoys golf and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Stephanie, are happy to make Bentonville their home and are grateful in serving Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding communities.