Flexible payment plans,  Evening Classes Tuesday and Thursday 

You can become a Dental Assistant Faster and Easier than you realize!  Our Spring class is forming now, come be a part of it!

Our Director

        Dr. Scott Isham, DDS

  Director/Owner/Chief Instructor

Dr. Isham is a native of Albuquerque. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and then continued on to get his doctorate from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Dr. Isham has over 15 years of dental experience and was an instructor at the Matrix School of Dental Assisting before he moved to Arizona. Now he is home and he is pleased to take over the school, a perfect compliment to his dental practice that provides quality dentistry at an affordable cost. 

Why be a Dental Assistant? 

Would you like a career with job security, good pay and professional work environment?
If you said, "YES" then a career, as a Dental Assistant may be right for you. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to grow 18%, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2024.

Currently there are more openings available than there are Dental Assistants to go around!
The demand is there - why not take advantage of this opportunity?

5 great reasons to be a Dental Assistant

1. Your job as a dental assistant is recession proof.
2. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports median assistants salary for 2016 was

  $17.76 per hour. That's $36,940 per year!
3. Your job may come with benefits such as paid vacation, and sick leave, medical insurance and hospitalization, reimbursement for continuing education course fees, pension plans, (401K) and profit sharing or bonus plans.
4. You'll work in a professional environment assisting with dental procedures, lab work and office duties.
5. You can find employment anywhere in the United States - Dental Assisting is a transportable career.

The fastest path to a job as a Dental Assistant

We can train you in 13 weeks with 78 hours of lecture and lab. (Our evening and weekend schedules will allow you to maintain your work, school or family commitments.) You will also complete a 140 hour dental assistant internship with a practicing dentist. During this time you will prepare to successfully pass the DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam (www.DANB.org) and complete testing and application requirements to obtain your New Mexico Certification in the Expanded Function of Dental Radiography. After you graduate you'll have the skills to get a job as a Dental Assistant. After some experience, graduates become office managers, Dental Assistant Instructors, dental product sales representatives, and even move on to Dental Hygiene, which is highly competitive. Why not call today for more information or to set up a tour of the school?

We want to answer all of your questions about dental assistant training, what is a dental assistant, why be a dental assistant, and how to be a dental assistant.

We have exciting news, MATRIX has moved! We are now located in the offices of Dr. Scott Isham, DDS at 5555 Montgomery Blvd. NE Ste 17.


 May 7th at 6PM!

5555 Montgomery Blvd. NE Ste 17

Albuquerque, NM 87109


Our Learning Facility

The Matrix School of Dental Assisting occupies space in conjunction with a fully functioning dental practice AND denture lab.  read more

Why Choose Matrix?

The Matrix School of Dental Assisting was founded to offer New Mexico job seekers an affordable training option within a manageble timeframe. The concept works so well that  read more

Matrix School of Dental Assisting

Dental Assistant Certification

Founded in 2011


DANB Test Preparation

  • DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam Preparation - The first most important credential that you need to become employed  ​read more