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Are you a person who is naturally friendly, patient and motivated by a spirit of service? If so, you have the beginnings of what it takes to become a great dental assistant!

Whether you are sitting for long periods of time helping patients or moving around the office to check on supplies, update files or prepare a room before the next patient arrives, you need a variety of skill sets, training, and the ability to be flexible while carrying out your daily duties. Being detail-oriented and organized with interpersonal skills like being a good listener – is also on the top of your list. Working as a dental assistant will bring out the best in you if you approach it with a personal passion.

The fields you may work in are not limited strictly to the dental field either, as you can find yourself working at any of the following offices:

Practices Employing Dental Assistants

  • Orthodontic
  • Pediatric
  • Endodontic
  • Periodontic
  • Prosthodontic
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Your day-to-day routine can vary, you may be supplying instruments to the dentist during a procedure, find yourself doing basic lab tasks or removing tooth stains on a patient. This variety keeps your day filled with movement to keep things interesting. 

Our experienced team at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia in Colonial Heights, Virginia, has been helping aspiring dental assistants reach their career goals by training them to be prepared for an amazing career. In only 13 weeks, you will have completed 78 hours of lectures and labs along with a 50-hour dental assistant internship. Led by our skilled dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher at his thriving dental practice, you too can join the many who have gone before to begin a rewarding dental assisting career. Please call 804-526-0231 to learn how you can begin your exciting new journey in dental assisting!