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How to Become a Dental Assistant in Virginia

Dental Assisting Job Titles

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant II

Education, Certification, & Training Required For Basic Supportive Dental Procedures

Title: Dental Assistant
None. Dental assistants in Virginia can perform basic supportive dental procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

Dental Assistant II Requirements
Title: Dental Assistant II

  • National DANB certification
  • Pass CODA courses that correlate with functions to be performed in-office
  • Apply to Virginia board of dentistry for dental assistant II registration

Radiography Requirements

  • Complete a CODA approved radiology health and safety course
  • American Registry of Radiological Technicians certification
  • Successful completion of a dental radiology course to and pass the DANB exam

Dental Assistant Salary in Virginia

Lowest Salary $23,240
Median Salary $34,830
Highest Salary $53,090
Average Salary $36,200

Dental Assistant Salary in Major Cities

Richmond, VA
Lowest Salary $25,880
Median Salary $36,010
Highest Salary $47,410
Average Salary $36,340

* Figures based on 2012 data courtesy of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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