Dental Assisting Technology


This Dental Assisting Technology program prepares students to become members of a health care team in a dental setting. The course includes theory with demonstrations and classroom instruction. Students receive supervised experience performing procedures using study models, mannequins, and other simulated methods. Students are required to complete three months of supervised experience in a clinical setting—assisting procedures on dental patients in a dental office.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,936.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,934.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dental Sterilization Technician432Certificate
Dental Assistant1296Diploma

Fall 2021 Information

Class begins September 1, 2021.

Application packet is due by August 4, 2021. (Deadline Extended)

Please click link below to print application packet.






Campus Locations

Main Campus
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019

Job Duties

Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 5,590

Current job openings per year: 770


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Professional Orientation
Anatomy & Physiology
Dental Anatomy
Head & Neck
Embryology & Histology
Micro & Sterilization
Oral Diagnosis
Prevention & Nutrition
Office Emergencies
Operative I
Psychology & Communication
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Dental Materials I
Dental Materials II
Radiology I
Radiology II
Operative II
Operative III
Ethics & Jurisprudence
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Practice Management
Clinical Externship
Radiology III
Oral Surgery


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