Dr. Jonah Foutz – Founder / Director / Instructor

Dr. Jonah Foutz, a native of New Mexico, went to the University of New Mexico from 2004 to 2008 and graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees (BS) in both biology and chemistry. While he was there he played football for the Lobos and was the president of the New Mexico Pre-Dental Society.  Dr. Foutz continued on to the University of Missouri- Kansas City from 2008 to 2012 where he attended the Henry W. Bloch School of Management and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UMKC School of Dentistry.

He currently works as a dentist at Celebrate Dental and Braces, devoting his time and resources to providing advanced dental care to Southwest Albuquerque.

Dr. Foutz believes that high-quality education should be available to everyone and is excited to bring the American Institute of Dental Assisting to his home state.

Alexis Foutz – Instructor & School Director

Alexis Foutz is a native to New Mexico and attended college in Salt Lake City, Utah with a focus in biological sciences. She has been in business management for 6 years and has a background in finance along with a strong medical background from 4 years of CNA work. She is an avid volleyball player and often goes to the USA National Volleyball tournament to compete.

She currently works as a Dental Assistant, Instructor and School Director for the American Institute of Dental Assisting. She oversees all operations with the school from financing, scheduling, enrollment, administration, recruitment and instructing. She assists and supports Dr. Foutz in his dedicated work in providing advanced dental care.

Alexis believes everyone should have the opportunity to follow their career goals and dreams through high-quality education in a reliable and supportive environment. She loves working with students by helping them achieve their career goals by attending the American Institute of Dental Assisting – New Mexico.


Who Is American Institute of Dental Assisting?

At our school, we prepare our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as an entry-level Dental Assistant upon graduation. We teach and train our students in a working dental office, which is the same environment in which a dental assistant will work in after graduation. We uphold the highest standards and ethics within our school, so we know you will be the best and most wanted dental assistant out there.
We are a school that teaches our students with live patient clinics and hands-on labs. Our school setting is in a real dental office and is taught by licensed New Mexico dentists and dental assistants. During your course, you will participate in a minimum of 24 clinic hours by assisting the licensed dentists in real procedures. You will receive 1:1 clinics so you can experience full procedures from beginning to end. You will have an experienced dental assistant guiding you a long the way for that extra support as well. We believe the best way to TRULY LEARN is by DOING!
American Institute of Dental Assisting has been around 18 years! It all started in Arizona and has found its way to several different states, including New Mexico! AIDA teaches and follows award-winning curriculum and guidelines. We have been recognized as “Best of the Best” in “Student Services”, “Retention and Completion” and “Recruiting Practice”. We carry the same high standards and desire to teach the best education for everyone who attends our schools. AIDA New Mexico is locally, family owned and operated since 2014.
“Class was fun and the teachers are excellent at making sure students understand.”
Jazmyn Williams
“I am so glad I chose this school…everyone has been extremely helpful and nice. Thanks for caring so much for your students.”
Adali Payan
“This school has been nothing but amazing!
I love how helpful and dedicated the staff is.”
Shavon Wilbert
“I honestly loved this programs…Everything is hands on so I never felt lost or confused! I highly recommend this school to anyone.”
Allie Larson
“It was worth the  money to be able to work with real patients and not dental dummies. I am satisfied with my experience at AIDA.”
Jennifer Dock

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