Dental Assisting

About

Students may contact the office for information by calling Marsha Nikahd emailing at marsha.nikahd@tcatnashville.edu or by emailing Vickey Myatt at vickey.myatt@tcatnashville.edu

Next Class – September 2020

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,013.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,077.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Dental Assistant1296Diploma

Next Class – September 2020

How to Apply for the Dental Assisting Program

Thank you for your interest in the Dental Assisting Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville (TCAT Nashville).
The Dental Assisting Program is highly competitive, and only a select number of students are enrolled each class.

To recieve an application packet you must first submit an offical high school transcript with GPA of 2.0 or an offical GED scores to the Allied Health Department. 
Application Packet for the September 2020 class.

Applicants must complete the Dental Assisting Application Packet. The application packet can be obtained from the Allied Health Department or via email. To request packet by email, contact Vickey Myatt at email provided below.

The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  1. Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:
    • High School Transcript - Min 2.0 GPA
    • College Transcript
    • GED Certificate/Scores
  2. Proof of MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis B Vaccines
  3. Dental Assisting Packet (the packet must be complete to be accepted)
  4. Complete on-line application to the school.

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 3rd 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Vickey Myatt, Allied Health Secretary

vickey.myatt@tcatnashville.edu or

Marsha Nikahd at marsha.nikahd@tcatnashville.edu

Crystal Ammons & Lexy Baker, Dental Assisting Instructors

crystal.ammons@tcatnashville.edu or lexy.baker@tcatnashville.edu   

(615) 425-5650

Campus Locations

Main Campus
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Job Duties

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

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 5,450

Current job openings per year: 820

Instructors

Crystal Ammons
(615) 425-5650
Lexy Baker
(615) 425-5650

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