Dental Assistant Training Programs in Virginia
Virginia Dental Assisting Schools
Find a Virginia or online school with dental assistant certificate training and college diploma programs. Go to school for about 1 year and learn to increase the efficiency of a dentist office, perform and assist with dental procedures, and complete administrative tasks.
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What does a dental assistant do? State of Virginia Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in Virginia
4351 Garden City Dr
Landover, MD 20785
6300 Center Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
2000 Westmoreland Street
Richmond, VA 23230
7914 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
7020 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23518
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State of Virginia, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
Dental Assistant (DA I) You are permitted to perform basic dental procedures under the direction of a licensed dentist. There are no specific education or training requirements.
If you are going to assist in any type of sedation or general anesthesia, you must:
Be certified in Basic Life Saving or another approved course specific to clinical emergencies. Or, be a certified anesthesia assistant by the American Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons or the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dental Assistant II (DA II) Through the education path: Already have your DANB Certified Dental Assistant certification. Complete and pass expanded functions requirements. Apply to the Virginia Board of Dentistry to register. Through the endorsement path: Be currently certified through the DANB or another national credentialing body that is recognized by the American Dental Association. You're currently authorized to perform expanded duties in the United States. Your credential qualifications are equal to or greater than the requirements in Virginia. You are certified in good standing in all U.S. jurisdictions you've been credentialed in. You've never committed any prohibitive act. You must apply for registration through endorsement directly to the Virginia Board of Dentistry.
Any dental assistants who assist in administering and monitoring any types of sedation or general anesthesia, you must:
Have your Basic Cardiac Support for Healthcare Professionals, or another related certification. Or, hold a certification as a certified anesthesia assistant by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons or the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.