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Dental Assistant School in Tennessee—Always Enrolling

Dental assistants play a vital role in the management and operation of dentists’ offices and dental health groups. Whether individual or larger practices, these businesses are always seeking employees with extensive training and real-world experience assisting with patient care.

The Genesis dental assistant school—which is always enrolling new students—includes instruction in anatomy, pharmacology, oral healthcare, restorative techniques, and medical office procedures, among others. Dental assistant training in the classroom is reinforced with an externship, which provides students valuable experience working with patients at a dental office.

During dental assistant training in Cookeville or North Atlanta, Genesis students master career-specific skills such as:

  • Providing supportive oral health care
  • Educating patients on proper oral hygiene
  • Performing laboratory procedures
  • Assisting in the management of a dental office

Completion of the program prepares students for the State of Tennessee's or the State of Georgia’s certifying examination. Many graduates also choose to continue their education, to become dental hygienists or other specialists.

For opportunities in Cookeville, Tennessee, and beyond, Genesis’ fully accredited 36-week dental assistant school provides graduates with the tools and training they need to succeed in their new career path. To learn more about dental assistant training, click below to fill out the form and an advisor will be in touch.

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Dental Assistant practicing procedure on mannequin at Genesis Career College

Your Future Career Options as a Dental Assistant

Certification as a dental assistant allows you to work in:

  • Solo dental offices
  • Group practices
  • Specialty practices (such as periodontic or orthodontic practices)
  • Schools or nonprofit clinics
  • Hospital clinics

As you look into your new career as a Dental Assistant, be sure to research some of the real-life details of your new trade such as job outlook, self-employment opportunities, earning potential in your chosen career track and details of your new work environment. We recommend to you the resources of the Bureau of Labor Statisticsand the Department of Labor’s O-Net, where all this information can be found and more.

Genesis Career College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information for this program offered by Genesis Career College, please visit www.tn.gov/thec and click on the “Authorized Institutions Data” button at the bottom of the page.

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Financial Aid

At Genesis Career College, we offer financial aid to those that qualify. These programs can help you afford college through any combination of grants and student loans. We are a participant in the Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid program. The Financial Planner at each individual campus will assist you in completing your free application for Federal Student Aid.

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Other Programs in Health and Medicine

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Medical Assistant

Medical assistants play a crucial role in healthcare—they work with doctors and nurses to directly care for patients. If you’re interested in patient care and medicine, take a look at our medical assistant school, in Nashville, Cookeville, and Lebanon, Tennessee, as well as Dalton and North Atlanta, GA.


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