Dental Assistant School in Lorton, VA
At the Metropolitan Institute of Health & Technology, you can acquire the hands-on dental assistant training needed to work with dentists in dental offices and in dental laboratories. Job prospects for dental assistants are expected remain as nationally excellent as ever. Because dentists need help performing additional routine tasks and duties, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services. As technology progresses, dentists are devoting more of their time to complex patient care procedures, making dental assistants vital members of the dental health care team.
MIHT’s dental assistant school in Lorton, VA, teaches students with a hands-on approach to learning in a fully functional classroom. Students experience demonstrations of dental procedures and one-on-one practice with instructors using the same dental equipment required in their careers. Classes are limited in size to provide each student with the individualized learning they need to grow their abilities. The skills, experience, and training gained from our dental assistant program enables students to accept the challenges of their new careers.
As a Dental Assistant, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
- Chairside Assisting: tray set up & equipment, instruments, proxy, suction, temp crowns.
- Dental Administrative Assisting: Dentrix software
- Taking and developing X-Rays
- Radiology Training for the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB®) Radiation Health and Safety (RHS®) Exam
- OSHA / Sterilization
- Dental Terminology
- Dental Charting
Contact our dental assistant school to learn more about our program and the admissions process. We offer dynamic educational programs at our institute in Lorton, Virginia.