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A career in the oral healthcare industry can be extremely rewarding. The American population has increasing access to high-quality dental insurance, allowing people to seek out dental care more frequently or to address oral care issues that have been put off.

This means dental assisting careers are also in increasing demand. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates dental assisting careers will increase in demand over the next decade by 18 percent.

Dental assistants are called upon in oral care clinics to serve a wide range of duties. This can include preparing equipment trays, assisting in dental procedures, maintaining client relations, filing, and performing clerical duties.

For some people, developing this intimate understanding with the many facets of the oral care industry and operations makes a great starting point for pursuing further education. Some dental assistants go on to become hygienists, dentists, or other oral care practitioners.

Here at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia in Colonial Heights, our program will provide you with the comprehensive education and industry experience needed to succeed in your future career as a dental assistant. This comes in the form of a 78-hour lecture series to educate you on all the various duties of a dental assistant. Once this is completed, you will have a 50-hour internship to give you first-hand experience in a clinical environment.

If you are ready to start your new career as a dental assistant, you should call 804-526-0231 to speak to one of the representatives at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia in Colonial Heights.