Becoming a medical assistant allows you to work in the healthcare field, and truly make a difference by working alongside doctors and nurses to enhance the patients’ experience.

play a vital role in the operation of dentists’ offices

A career as a dental assistant is in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for dental assistants is projected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations.

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Why Become a Dental Assistant?

Dental assistants are a valuable part of any dental office. They complete a range of duties from office management tasks to assisting with dental procedures such as fillings, crowns and extractions. Dental assistants provide patient care and chair-side support for dentists as they perform exams and procedures. In addition to technical assistance during dental procedures, one of the main roles of a dental assistant is to make the patient feel comfortable. A dental assistant is usually the first person a patient sees when they walk through the door and can help calm their nerves before a dental procedure.

How Long Is The Program?

Our program is just 36-weeks long and provides students the training needed to begin their career.

What Will I Learn?

During dental assistant training in Cookeville, 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
Can I Get Financial Aid?

Paying for school can seem hard. But for qualifying individuals, Federal financial aid is available – and our Financial Aid Representatives will work with you on loan applications and on finding the best options for your situation. You’re invested in your future, and we’re invested in helping you get there.

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What Will My Future Look Like?
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.
Will I Get Hands On Training?
The medical assistant program at Genesis involves a combination of thorough classroom instruction and extensive, hands-on training in the lab, using equipment found in the field and computers. Our program will help you develop the skills you need for both the administrative and patient care side of being a medical assistant. The program starts new every month, so you don’t have to worry about missing an application deadline. To supplement this academic instruction, training also includes an externship, providing students the opportunity to assist physicians and nurses in a hospital or other healthcare facility as they complete their education.

A Dental Assistant

Your Future. Your Style.

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

Conveniently Located in Cookeville

At Genesis Career Group we have 4 convenient locations throughout Tennesee and Georgia, so you can choose the campus closest to you.

» Cookeville, TN

880-A East 10th St.
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-8735

Cookeville, TN

880-A East 10th St. Cookeville, TN 38501



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