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Careers as a dental assistant are growing in demand, as more-and-more people have access to dental insurance and dental benefits. This trend for industry growth and the related careers are projected to boom for many years to come.

Dental assistants play a critical role in many orthodontic, periodontic, endodontic and general dentistry clinics. In a certain light, they are the mortar that aids dental hygienists, dentists and other oral health care providers. On any given day, a dental assistant might be called upon to help with scheduling, clerical duties, developing X-rays and other radiographs, as well as assisting with the sterilization, and preparation of equipment.

Of course, the mouth is a complex part of the body, with many different organs working in concert to perform oral functions, speak, and make facial expressions. Here at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, we offer a comprehensive education including a 78-hour series of lectures, followed by a 50-hour internship to provide you with real world experience.

This includes a detailed instruction on the various aspects of oral anatomy, to prepare you for your rewarding career ahead.

Upon completing the program, you will receive a certificate qualifying you to work as a dental assistant in the diverse and rewarding field of oral healthcare.

If you are interested in becoming a dental assistant you should call 804-526-0231 to learn more about the program offered by the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia, in Colonial Heights.