Welcome to Cumberland Academy of Dental Assisting

Help people on their path to better health by becoming a certified dental assistant!

Cumberland Academy of Dental Assisting was conceived by 5 local dentists in Nashville, Tennessee. Our vision is to create a unique and inspirational program for those seeking to become Registered Dental Assistants in Tennessee.  

Hands-On clinical 

Our program provides an emphasis on hands-on clinical experience. This means more time out of the books and into the clinic, where the day to day clinical skills will be taught.

Dental panoramic radiographer equipment. Dental office

About Us

CADA is owned and operated by Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and was founded when we noticed there was a need for dental assistants with hands-on experience. Our goal is to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment for everyone. Our students get access to more resources than other dental assisting programs and exposure to multiple specialties including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and more!

Our clinical team includes: 

  • 3 General Dentists
  • 11 Pediatric Specialists
  • 5 Orthodontists
  • 1 Oral Surgeon
  • 6 Hygienists
  • 107 Registered Dental Assistants 
  • 17 Expanded Function Dental Assistants 
  • 1 Educational Instructor

When you graduate, your resume will reflect a higher quality of knowledge and competency because of the skills you acquire through the clinical experience provided at Cumberland Academy of Dental Assisting. 

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Your educational experience will take place in our modern facility.  You will have access to State-of-the-art equipment such as,  digital x-rays, 3-D Scanners, inter-oral camera’s and much more! We utilize the most popular dental software and provide you with training on paperless systems as well as digital charting.

Flexible Locations

For the in clinic portion of your education, we offer flexible locations throughout the state for your convenience.  These sites are located in:

  • Smyrna
  • Clarksville
  • White House
  • Cookeville
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Columbia
  • Murfreesboro
  • Cool Springs