Dental Assistant Programs in West Virginia
West Virginia Dental Assisting Schools
Find an accredited West Virginia or online school with dental assistant certificate training classes and college degree 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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State of West Virginia, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
Dental Assistant You are permitted to provide basic dental procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. There are no other education or training requirements. If you're a chairside assistant, you must have a current basic life saving or cpr certification to administer any type of sedation or anesthesia. Dental Assistant Qualified in Expanded Duties To perform restorative and/or orthodontic expanded duties, you must: Complete an accredited, board-approved course and exam on your desired expanded duties. Complete your clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Apply for a certificate. To perform visual monitoring of nitrous oxide analgesia, you must: Complete an approved course and exam in monitoring nitrous oxide. Have a current and valid CPR or BLS certificate. Apply for your certificate. To perform coronal polishing on children under 21 years of age, you must: Complete 2 years and at least 3,000 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Complete an approved coronal polishing course. Complete the required clinical hands-on experience under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Apply for your certificate. Qualified Monitor
You must know how to handle medical emergencies, monitor vitals, operate nitrous oxide delivery systems, and use the sphygmomanometer and stethoscope for all the following:
For relative analgesia/minimal sedation, you must: Be certified in basic life support or CEP. Apply to the West Virginia Board of Dentistry for your qualified monitor certificate. For conscious sedation/moderate sedation, and general anesthesia/deep conscious sedation, you must:
Be certified in BLS or CPR. Complete and pass an accredited anesthesia assistant program or equivalent. Apply to the West Virginia Board of Dentistry for a qualified monitor certificate.