Why Come to the Dental Assistant Institute of Virginia?

Are you looking for a new career? If so, have you considered the idea of becoming a dental assistant? U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the employment levels in dental hygiene are anticipated to grow 19 percent between 2014 and 2024. As a dental assistant, the median annual salary is $36,241, as of June 29,… Read more »

Do You Have the Chairside Manners to Be a Great Dental Assistant?

At the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, we offer an intensive curriculum for those seeking to earn their diploma in dental assisting. Our classes in Colonial Heights, Virginia, allow you to learn under the tutelage of an experienced dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher, in an actual, hands-on dental office. This course is completed in only… Read more »

Dental Assistant Training Includes a Comprehensive Understanding or Oral Anatomy

The human mouth is a complex part of the body which includes a diverse number of structures, tissues and organs. When any one of these elements is affected by disease, dysfunction or injury it can hamper the person’s ability to eat, speak and can potentially have a profound negative effect on their quality of life…. Read more »

Dental Assistant Education Includes Training in Radiography

The oral care industry is rife with general dentists and oral care specialists who are enjoying significant growth in their number of patients as well as the services they offer. As their practices continue to expand demand for dental hygienists, dental assistants and staff continue to grow. Many of these oral care clinics rely on… Read more »

Endodontists Often Need Dental Assistants to Help With Clinical Operations

The oral healthcare industry abounds with career opportunities in a wide range of fields and specializations. Dental assistants often play important roles in the daily operations of various clinics which includes specialist disciplines like endodontics. Endodontists are like traditional dentists who have received additional training in procedures needed to treat severely distressed or badly decayed… Read more »

Our Internship Program Helps Develop a Dental Assistant’s Chairside Manner

Practitioners throughout the oral care industry need professionally trained and certified dental assistants to help with a wide range of daily operations. General dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons rely on their staff to help maximize patient satisfaction. In some of these clinics, dental assistants help with patient relations and clinical procedures. Here at the Dental… Read more »

Modest Class Sizes Provide Extra Focus for Dental Assisting Students

Dental assistants are always in high demand throughout the oral care industry. General dentists, orthodontists, endodontists and other oral care specialists often rely on dental assistants to perform a variety of critical roles. It includes clerical duties, patient relations, coordinating with dental labs, developing radiographic images, preparing equipment trays and sterilizing equipment as well as… Read more »

Dental Assisting Careers Are in High Demand

The oral care industry includes a broad swath of services, including general dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists and endodontists engaged in the treatment and preservation of the good oral health. Many of these practitioners rely on professionally trained staff members and dental assistants to maintain daily operations. Dental assistants are typically called upon to perform a… Read more »

Dental Assistants Help Prepare Clinical Tools and Materials

Dentists and other oral care practitioners throughout the country continue to expand the scope, service and size of their practices each year. This also includes increased need for qualified dental assistants. To help meet this need the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, located in Colonial Heights, Virginia, offers a comprehensive education program for aspiring dental… Read more »

A 50-Hour Internship Helps Prepare Professional Dental Assistants for Clinical Services

The American Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that dental assistant careers are projected to grow by over 16% between 2016 and 2026. This increased opportunity is often attributed to industry growth in the oral care industry afforded by increased access to quality dental insurance, as well as an aging population which is prone to oral… Read more »