Dental assistants are in high demand in the oral healthcare industry—today and into the foreseeable future. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there should be more than 58,000 new openings for dental assistants through the year 2024. That roughly equates to an 18 percent employment growth, which is significantly higher than many other professions.
This level of stability and growth is due to several factors, including the age of the general population as well as the availability of quality oral healthcare insurance. Dental assistants play a key role throughout the industry by providing a wide range of support to dentists and the administrative staff. This could include scheduling appointments, taking X-rays, and assisting hygienists and dentists with patient treatment.
Here at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, we offer our students hands-on training to help you develop the technical skills and experience that employers are looking for. Our 13-week program includes 78 hours of lecture and a 50-hour internship. There are several resources available for our students, and we are happy to work with you to help you understand our curriculum. We also provide financing options to help you enroll in our sessions.
If you’re looking for a rewarding and in-demand career in the oral healthcare industry, you should call the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia in Colonial Heights, Virginia, at 804-526-0231 to apply for the dental assistant program.