Dental Assisting


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.

The Dental Assisting Program’s purpose is to provide learning experiences which enable graduates to obtain basic competencies needed for employment as a Dental Assistant in a dental office, State, Federal, private clinic, or public and private educational facilities.

A Dental Assistant is an individual who, under the supervision of a dentist, assists in dental procedures while a patient is being treated.  

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM 


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,766.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,298.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dental Assistant864Certificate

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, criminal background checks, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Campus Locations

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

Books and Supplies Lists


Suzanne Dowdle
615-898-8010 Ext.133

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