Fortis Institute Reviews - Dental Assistant

2.86 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,047 - $28,802
50% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
44% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Lindsey D. - 11/7/2018
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"I went into the dental assisting program not knowing anything dental related but left LOVING it and feeling completely confident. I was immediately hired at my intern sight following completion of my program at Fortis and am currently still employed! Teachers were always willing to go above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and confident in our abilities to follow through with procedures and patient care. The entire facility was always professional and helpful."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Reese - 12/10/2015
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"I had the worst experience here! Fortis is all about money! I had a teacher actually tell me good luck if you graduate, because she knows people with associate degrees that work at McDonald's! I had to make several complaints before being taken seriously, I finished the dental program last year and still haven't found a permanent job...but I do have 30,000 worth of debt on my credit..find a school whose teachers don't bring their issues to work and you may have a better outcome"
3.4 out of 5 stars
Hardworker - 12/2/2015
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2010
"I went to Fortis College for Expanded functions dental assistant 11 months straight through now real issues. I found the school very helpful! I met and had bond with my classmate which made it that much easier. Immediately after the program i paid about $375 to take the danb state test and failed. I didnt give up i went back two months later and passed!!! I went from being unemployed to making $21hr sttaight out of school working downtown dc with monthly bonuses. My kids are older and I plan to go back for dental hygiene. There was some issues but nothing to stop me from finishing!!! Even the lack of teacher knowledge. Hope this helps"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Simona - 11/19/2015
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"Worst place ever! Please don't even waist your time! I went there just because I was wondering about a prices of the courses and they couldn't tell me on the phone for some reason so I had to do appointment... First minute while talking with a representative I wanted to go home right away. Reason why? They are way too sweet and nice and it looks all way too fake just to get your money that's all! After I told them I am not interesting anymore they start to persuade me for another appointment...I never went there again but it's been a months and they still didn't stop calling me... Every day I have at least 4 calls from them... Horrible experience!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Dental Leads the WAY - 10/3/2015
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"Awesome experience! Of course we had the growing pains of being a brand new program but the history we made is incomparable. They program is fast paced and its a lot of information but its well worth every penny spent. All 2013 graduates passed both National and Regional Boards and we are ALL working!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
SB - 10/14/2014
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"When I first went to look at the school of course everybody that was there was very friendly and helpful and gave a very warm feeling which is what won me over. Shortly after I started class I quickly began to notice how unprofessional, unorganized and unfriendly this school really was. The first sign I saw that maybe this wasn't the school I thought it was, was when I would take a test and the teachers answer key would not match the answers in the book, therefore I don't know what is right and what is wrong and the "teacher" wasn't much help because most of the time they didn't know the answers. Lectures consist of reading power points and telling us stories of what they saw while working in an office, not legitimate learning information or tools. The labs are extremely small to where all the students in the class cannot fit and have to stand while working. The "teachers" can also be very unprofessional Instead of teaching they interrupt classes to talk to their fellow co-workers and tell stories about their weekend or to show funny videos on their phone, or they sit outside and smoke cigarettes, all on class time which is why things are so unorganized and overall the paying student suffers. Going to school can be challenging enough but Fortis puts an additional burden on you making it at time uncomfortable to go to school there. They talk about your financial situation in front of the entire class with zero regards to privacy. If you do choose to go to fortis do not be surprised when the teacher yells your name in front of the entire class to go down to the office to make a payment and if you can't make the payment they will tell you to get you belongings and leave. Yes they do this not only in the middle of a module but in the middle of class. Trust me when I say its a LIE when they say they work with your financial needs, they will kick you out in the middle of the day and not care if you come back or not. When things get tough nobody in that school is there to help guide you like they say when they want you to enroll. Now moving on, the clinical coordinator is the absolute worst, she is the most ditsy and unorganized woman possibly in that school. She never has the students sites ready when it's time to leave for intern. She sends students to sites that they can't work at, she always looses documents and the burden of picking up the slack falls on the student. I could sit here all day and tell stories for days about why fortis is NOT a good choice (it's also extremely overpriced,'getting a bachelors is cheaper) but the decision is ultimately not up to me but the prospective student. My only goal is to tell the truth about this institute and hopefully prevent future students from enduring what myself and my peers have endured from this place. I only wish i had honest reviews about this school before enrolling. I hope this review answers some of your questions about this school. Good Luck!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kimmi - 7/19/2012
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am in my fourth module as a medical asstitant student and plan on furthering my education in Pensacola in the nursing program. But I have had the best learning experience the instructors I have at night are VERY knowledgable in their field. We have had subs come in and they are just as knowledgable. Took many years to make this career change and so HAPPY that I chose Fortis College. I LOVE IT AND WOULD NEVER CHANGE IT. My daughter also went and graduated already and she now works at Sacred Heart in Pensacola in the OB/GYN and she would tell you the same she would not change her experience at Fortis College. FORTIS COLLEGE IN FOLEY AL YOU GUYS ROCK!!! ECSPECIALLY THE NIGHT INSTRUCTORS YOU TWO ARE THE BOMB."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Holly Bement - 5/28/2012
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"I wish I would have read this before I signed up for this "school" Fortis changed my life for the worst as soon as I stepped foot into there doors it was nothing but lies! I was told I was going to be getting all the hands on and experience I needed. I have been at this school for almost a year and it has been hell! Teachers and staff quit all the time. This is the most unprofessional school i have ever seen!!!If you are thinking about being a dental assistant all you need to do is job shadow or ask and office if you can work for free for a week or so and then start your job search. Unfortunately for me I went to Fortis and wasted 17 thousand dollars for a horrible education. All the teachers want to do is talk about things that don't apply to your goals teach you things word for word out of a book that has nothing to do with your area of study. There was no hands on. now i am on my extern ship and i have no idea what the hell im doing. I look like a fool when they ask me to do something i have never even heard of. The worst part of this horrible school is the financial aid department. They have one woman who sits on her ass all day who doesn't care about your financial needs she makes you sign a paper and bam now your in debt up to your head and you have to finish the piece of shit school or else you owe them all this money. She never once helped me when i had questions she conveniently takes her lunch right when you ask to meet with her. She even "accidentally" charged students for unnecessary items. I have been wanting to write this for a long time. i hope that you read this and DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL FOR DENTAL ASSISTING!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
aracelly - 3/9/2012
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year:
"I recommend you find another school for Dental it's not worth the disrespect and offensive ways towards the students. It' s a really badly structured school with word,excel typing etc all in one room and no teacher attention"
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