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The gradually aging American population with access to improved dental care insurance has allowed significant and continual growth throughout the oral care industry. This extends beyond general dental clinics to include specialists oral care operations in periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery.

Many of these oral care practitioners rely on professionally trained and certified dental assistants to help maintain daily clinic operations as well as aid with certain elements of patient care.

Here at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia in Colonial Heights, Virginia, we offer a comprehensive program to help educate and provide industry experience to aspiring dental assistants. This includes a 78-hour lecture series, followed by 50-hours of internship.

Upon completing our career development program, you will receive certification as a professional dental assistant. This includes topics like preparing equipment trays, sterilizing equipment, maintaining accurate files and patient histories, as well as other clinical tasks.

In some instances, you might also be trained in aiding dentists and oral care specialists in passing equipment and taking impression during first hand patient care. If you are in the Colonial Heights, Virginia area and you are interested in becoming a dental assistant, you should call 804-526-0231 to set up an appointment at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia.