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Teaching as Self-Employment

Lisa Stevenson, D.A. is the Co-founder, Owner and CEO of Arizona School of Dental Assisting located in Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of this post-secondary school is to prepare students for entry level positions as a chairside assistant in a dental office’s throughout the region. Lisa, along with her brother and other Co-founder recognized the need for well-trained dental assistants and created the company out of a need for hiring strong qualified assistants. The school opened in 2001 and holds 12-week courses throughout the year.


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