Dental Assisting

About

The mission of the Dental Assisting Program is to guide selected individuals through an educational experience to become personally, professionally, and socially effective dental assistants. Program content includes OSHA standards, CDC guidelines, infection control procedures, anatomy and physiology, radiographs, teaching adults and children oral hygiene and nutrition information, and 12 weeks of external rotation in general dentist offices, clinics, and specialty practices.

Students are required to be registered with the State of Tennessee upon graduation as Registered Dental Assistants (RDA).

This board approved program includes comprehensive training in dental radiology as required by the State of Tennessee.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,145.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dental Assistant1296Diploma

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Dental Assisting course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Campus Locations

Murfreesboro Campus (Main)
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Job Duties

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 5,800

Current job openings per year: 210

Salary Range

$31,300
to
$39,400

Instructors

Suzanne Dowdle
615-898-8010 Ext.133

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