In a certain light, dental assistants are the mortar that hold the dental and oral healthcare industry together. They serve several roles in orthodontic, endodontic, oral surgery or general dentistry practices.
Some dental assistants are called upon to help with client relations, scheduling, and filing. This could also include coordinating with the dental lab, insurance companies and ancillary providers. Others assist with clinical services like passing tools to dentists and hygienists or taking an impression.
In many dental offices, dental assistants play a critical role in preparing tools and equipment. This can extend to sterilizing tools as well as preparing trays and packs or restocking clinical supplies.
Here at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, our program offers a 78-hour lecture series followed by a 50-hour industry-related internship. This will prepare you for the wide range of duties and responsibilities needed for you to succeed in your new career as a dental assistant.
Upon successful completion of the program you will be certified to work as a dental assistant in general dental, orthodontic, endodontic and oral surgery clinics throughout the country.
If you are looking for a rewarding career in the oral healthcare industry, you should call 804-526-0231 to talk to someone at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia.