The CADA Program

Details on Our Dental Assisting Program

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Cumberland Academy Dental Assistant is accredited through the State of Tennessee Higher Education Commission as a Post Secondary Educational Institution.

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Cumberland Academy of Dental Assisting
1540 Rock Springs Rd.
Smyrna, TN 37207


Our goal is to make Cumberland Academy of Dental Assisting affordable as not to over burden our students with unnecessary debt upon entering their career.

Full tuition is $4,500.00


  • Text book
  • 2 sets of scrubs & 1 jacket
  • CPR certification
  • Radiology and x-ray certification
  • Sealants certification
  • Coronal polishing certification
  • Monitoring nitrous oxide certification

We offer in-house financing options. If you choose to pay the full amount in advance, the tuition is only $3,999.00.

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We are the only dental assisting school in Tennessee that is including sealants, coronal polishing, and monitoring nitrous oxide certification courses with the full Dental Assisting certification course! That means you save time and money, and you’ll become a more valuable job candidate right out the gate! These certification courses are also offered separately for current RDAs.

Course Calendar

4-week Dental Assisting Program 2023

  • January 2nd – January 27th
  • February 6th – March 3rd
  • April 17th – May 12th
  • June 5th – June 30th
  • July 10th – August 4th
  • August 14th – September 7th
  • September 11th – October 13th
  • October 23rd – November 17th
  • November 20th – December 15th

CADA enrollment is rolling enrollment and applications will be accepted at all times.  Applicants may choose on a first come, first served basis for their preferred program date.

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Dental Assisting Course List
  • Basics of Dental Assisting
  • Instrumentation
  • OSHA, HIPPA, CDC Guidelines
  • Sterilization
  • Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Dentition
  • Radiology
  • Impressions
  • Specialties including: pediatric, orthodontic, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics
  • Dental Pharmacology
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Dental Charting and use of Eaglesoft
  • Sealant Application*
  • Coronal Polishing*
  • Monitoring Nitrous Oxide*

*Must be completed at a later date once student has received their license from the Board of Dentistry.

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Our CE Courses

Continuing Education Courses for RDAs 2023

Coronal Polishing, Monitoring Nitrous Oxide, and Sealant Application certification courses are included in the cost of tuition of the CADA program.

Any dental assistant with a dental license number is eligible to take these certification courses. If a student did not attend CADA, then coronal polishing will cost $250, monitoring nitrous oxide will be $125, and sealant application will be $200.

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Coronal Polishing Course Calendar 2023

The coronal polishing certification course will be 14 hours over a 2 day period.

  • February 4th, 2023
  • March 18th, 2023
  • May 20th, 2023
  • July 8th, 2023
  • September 9th, 2023
  • November 4th, 2023
  • December 16th, 2023
Sealant Application Course Calendar 2023

The sealant application certification course will be 6 hours in a one day period.

  • February 3rd, 2023
  • March 17th, 2023
  • May 19th, 2023
  • July 7th, 2023
  • September 8th, 2023
  • October 20th, 2023
  • December 15th, 2023
Monitoring Nitrous Oxide – online only

Monitoring Nitrous Oxide certification course is now only offered as an online course! You can complete the course at your own convenience. Register below to get started.

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