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If you are looking for a complete curriculum for earning a diploma in dental assisting, our team at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia can help you do so in just 13 weeks. With our established program, you will receive 78 hours of informative classroom lectures combined with real-time hands-on laboratory work. Your student training is followed up with 50 hours of real-world experience which you will earn through an active internship. Our goal is to help you become a valuable asset to your future professional dental team!

Your career as a dental assistant will be challenging and fulfilling as you put your knowledge to good use. At the end of your training with our academics and internship, you will be qualified to help your future dental office handle a variety of tasks with competence and confidence.

What might you be called upon in your role as a qualified dental assistant? You will be able to support your dentist, hygienist team, or other healthcare practitioner handling inpatient treatment, whether you are taking dental impressions, passing tools and other materials to your dentist/hygienist during a patient’s treatment, or developing dental X-rays. You’ll even be able to assist with clerical and administrative tasks. This might involve filing, updating patient charts or contacting current patients to schedule appointments.

Some offices might even have you perform administrative tasks such as submitting insurance claims for a patient’s insurance company. You’ll also be able to set up the required dental equipment before the patient’s appointment and handle the necessary sterilization of the tools your dental team uses after each patient visit. And of course, you will even be prepared to mail impressions to a dental lab.

No matter what kind of task you may encounter in your future position as a dental assistant, after our 50-hour internship program, you can be confident that you’ll be both certified and sufficiently proficient to handle all of these roles. Additionally, the dental offices we work with in conjunction with our internship program are as committed and dedicated to helping train you as we are. You will find they work hard to give you the real-world experience you need to feel qualified to join a professional dental practice in your area.

Our staff at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia is confident that our 78 hours of lecture combined with our 50-hour internship training will give you just the right education and real-world experience you will need to walk into your new role with confidence.

If you are ready to accept the challenge of embarking on a rewarding career as a qualified dental assistant, we invite you to give us a call at 804-526-0231 to learn about our dental assistant program. The Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia may be exactly what you are looking for in a hands-on training program for your future career!