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Have you been thinking about entering into a dental assisting career? What would that look like? As a prospective dental assistant, you can look forward to supplying preventative and corrective dental care while under the supervision of your dentist or dental hygienist at the practice you work for.

As a dental assistant, you would be assisting dentists and dental hygienists daily by providing patient care along with specific administrative support to your dental office. Thanks to ongoing research that shows the connection between oral health and general health means that there is increased demand for providing preventive dental services and the staff.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in the dental field is expected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022. And did you know that the median annual dental assistant salary is $41,180? Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services.

Training dental potential dental assistants is what we do at the Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia. If you currently reside in Colonial Heights, Virginia, and the surrounding areas of Chester, Chesterfield, Fort Lee, Prince George, Petersburg, Hopewell, Dinwiddie, and Richmond, Virginia our school might be ideal for you. It is a great first step to enjoying a rewarding and fulfilling career helping your dental practice and dental patients alike!

By studying in a dental assistant program you can learn the skills you need to be proficient at your job, gaining foundational skills and knowledge needed. You will learn about the following topics:

-Oral anatomy
-Dental materials
-Clinical dental assisting
-Administrative skills
-Recording medical histories
-Chairside manners

Our 13-week training program offers you individual, hands-on training with our long-time practicing dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher, in his dental office. Once our dental school opens back up for students, we welcome you to call 804-526-0231 or visit us to learn more about training and careers in dental assisting. We look forward to helping you enroll in our program at that time. Before you know it, you can learn the skills you need for your new career in healthcare!