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A dental assisting career is as challenging as it is rewarding. Dental assistants are commonly called upon to aid in a myriad of tasks throughout a dental office. Here at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, our 78 hours of lecture and 50-hour internship program is designed to give you the education and experience to prepare you for these diverse roles.

One of the more common roles that dental assistants have in a professional dental or orthodontic office is to assists hygienists, dentists and other oral healthcare practitioners in patient treatment.

This could include setting up equipment trays in advance of an appointment and sterilizing tools afterward. This could also involve passing tools and materials during patient treatment. In some dental clinics, this could also extend to other tasks like taking a dental impression.

At the same time, many dental assistants are also called upon to help develop X-rays and help update patient records. This might also extend to mailing materials to a dental lab or scheduling patient appointments.

By the end of your 50-hour internship program you will be certified to be proficient for all of these diverse roles.

If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career as a dental assistant, you should call 804-526-0231 to contact the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia.