Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia provides a complete curriculum for earning your diploma in dental assisting. When you attend our dental assisting courses in Colonial Heights, Virginia, you will study under an experienced dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher, in a real dental office. In just 13 weeks, you will participate in 78 hours of lectures and labs, plus a 50-hour dental assistant internship. At the end of your training, you will have all the skills you need to work as a dental assistant!
Dental assisting is a popular career choice for a variety of reasons. For one, there is a very high demand for dental assisting – meaning that you can enter the workforce quickly, and have high job stability. Dental assistants are often key members of their dental team, providing many services to support both dentists and administrative staffs. Whether you are scheduling appointments, taking x-rays, or assisting with dental procedures, your high level of skill and attention to detail will be appreciated.
A typical dental assisting training program may include training in the following topics:
- Oral anatomy
- Dental materials
- Clinical dental assisting
- Administrative skills
- Recording medical histories
- Chairside manners
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about our dental assisting program and curriculum. We will be happy to provide you with information about our program and our application process. We look forward to teaching you!