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At the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, your training as a dental assistant is right at your fingertips. Located in Colonial Heights, Virginia, our school has been helping people earn their dental assisting diploma in a program led by Dr. Tom G. Schleicher in a real dental office. Our training program prides itself on providing individualized, hands-on training with Dr. Schleicher and his team. At the end of your internship, you will be ready to work in a dental assisting capacity with confidence and skill, anywhere in the country, and there is a great demand for qualified dental assistants nationwide!

Why Dental Assisting?

More and more dental assistants are needed in today’s economy, making it a popular career choice whether you are just starting out or wanting a change in your career with a fresh start. One reason is that following graduation you can quickly enter the workforce thanks to the high demand for qualified dental assistants. This offers you stability as well as a competitive salary. A successful dental office relies on the dedication and skill of the dentist as well as the administrative support team, and both are key members who provide valuable services to patients.

Curriculum Basics: What Will You Learn?

With our accumulated years of experience in dentistry, we want to share our experience and dedication with you. As a dental assistant, your duties are various – whether you are taking X-rays, assisting with dental treatments or scheduling patient appointments. With our curriculum and training, in only 13 weeks you will have completed 78 hours of lectures and labs and have participated in a 50-hour dental assistant internship, making you ready to contribute your skills.

After this training, you will be knowledgeable in the following areas:

-Oral anatomy
-Radiography
-Dental materials
-Clinical dental assisting
-Chairside manners
-Administrative skills
-Recording medical histories

Why Choose Us?

Not only are we committed to offering quality training for our students but our team offers excellent resources and work with you to help you understand the curriculum to the best of your ability. To facilitate your participation in our program, we also offer financing options that can guarantee you a spot in our training program.

If you are ready to kick start your new career as a dental assistant and apply to our program, we invite you to contact our office for more information and speak with a member of our experienced team. Give us a call today at 804-526-0231 to learn more about Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Our friendly dental professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve the skills you will need to become an excellent dental assistant and are ready to help begin your application process!