Dental Assisting


Next Dental Assisting start are dates June 2024 and January 2025.

This 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 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $2,746.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,789.50

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dental Assistant864Diploma

How to Apply for the Dental Assisting Program

Apply for TCAT Nashville -

The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  1. Complete on-line application to the school.
  2. Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:
    • High School Transcript - Min 2.0 GPA
    • College Transcript
    • GED Certificate/Scores
  3. ACT score of 17 OR Work Keys scores of Math level 3 and Reading level 4 within the past two years
  4. Dental Assisting Packet (Instrutor will provide packet after application is completed)

Class Schedule

Class meets Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., while in class. Clinical will begin in the 2rd trimester of the program.  Clinical hours vary based on the site you will be attending. Clinical hours are subject to change, clinical is mandatory to complete the program.

Cost of Training

For the costs of the Dental Assisting Program, please refer to the expense sheet available on the school website.  The costs include tuition, textbooks, supplies, and tools required for the program.

NOTE:  Uniforms, textbooks and supplies are required for the first day of class.


Lexy Baker, Dental Assisting Instructor   

(615) 425-5551

Campus Locations

Main Campus
100 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Books and Supplies Lists


Lexy Baker
(615) 425-5551

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