The CADA Program

Details on Our Dental Assisting Program


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Our Program

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

Cost 

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

Includes:

  • 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 2021

  • January 19 – February 13
  • February 23 – March 20 
  • March 30 – April 24
  • May 4 – May 29
  • June 8 – July 3
  • July 13 – August 7
  • August 17 – September 11
  • September 21 – October 16
  • October 26 – November 20

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 2021

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 2021

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

  • February 20-21
  • March 27-28
  • May 1-2
  • June 5-6
  • July 10-11
  • August 14-15
  • September 18-19
  • October 23-24
  • December 4-5
Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Course Calendar 2021

The monitoring nitrous oxide certification course will be 5 hours in a one day period.

  • February 13
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 29
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • September 11
  • October 16
  • November 20
Sealant Application Course Calendar 2021

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

  • February 19
  • March 26
  • April 30
  • June 4
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 17
  • October 23
  • December 3


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