The CADA Program

Details on Our Dental Assisting Program

Our Program

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

Visit Us:
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.

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 2022

  • January 4 – January 29
  • February 8 – March 5
  • March 15 – April 9
  • April 19 – May 14
  • May 24 – June 18
  • June 28 – July 23
  • August 2 – August 27
  • September 6 – October 1
  • October 11 – November 5
  • November 15 – December 15

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.

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.

Our CE Courses

Continuing Education Courses for RDAs 2022

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.

Coronal Polishing Course Calendar 2022

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

  • February 5-6
  • March 12-13
  • April 16-17
  • May 21-22
  • June 25-26
  • July 30-31
  • September 3-4
  • October 8-9
  • November 12-13
  • December 17-18
Sealant Application Course Calendar 2022

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

  • January 22
  • January 29
  • February 4
  • March 11
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 26
  • December 16
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.