Dental Assistant Training Schools in or near Virginia
Virginia Dental Assisting Schools
Find a Virginia campus or online school with certified dental assistant training classes, diploma, or associate degree programs. Become a dental assistant in
depending on the program you choose. Listed colleges have 9 months to 2 years for students who qualify. Use your ZIP Code to connect with an excellent dental assistant school in Virginia.
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State of Virginia Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in or near Virginia
6300 Center Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
2000 Westmoreland Street
Richmond, VA 23230
4351 Garden City Dr
Landover, MD 20785
10021 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
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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.