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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 assistants. This includes a 78-hour lecture series followed by a 50-hour internship program where you will study under our experienced dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher.

The program is designed to educate you on the wide range of skills dental assistants perform throughout the oral care industry. This includes topics such as oral anatomy, developing radiographic images and other diagnostics, as well as clinical dental assisting, basic administrative skills, recording medical histories and developing professional chairside manners.

Professionally trained dental assistants are also called upon in some practices to aid in the preparation of tool trays, sterilizing equipment and preparing oral care materials.

Once you have completed the lecture series and internship program the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia will certify you to work as a dental assistant in the oral care industry.

If you live in one of the communities surrounding Colonial Heights, Virginia area and you are interested in taking the first step toward a rewarding career as a dental assistant, you should call 804-526-0231 to speak to a representative at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia.