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Certificate in Dental Assisting

Certificate in Dental Assisting

South College offers a Certificate in Dental Assisting program at our Nashville campus. In just 9 months, you could be ready to pursue a career as a dental assistant with your Certificate in Dental Assisting!


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Degree Features

Certificate in Dental Assisting

  1. Program Duration

    9 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified dental assisting program applicants

  3. Location

    Earn a Certificate in Dental Assisting in Nashville!

  4. Accreditation Status

    Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, and others—is available to those who qualify. To discuss the financial aid options available to help you pursue a Certificate in Dental Assisting, contact us today.

Industry Outlook

Through the Certificate in Dental Assisting program at South College, you’ll work to develop skills that can open doors to a rewarding career as a dental assistant. Program graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Examination for certification in radiography, coronal polishing, nitrous oxide monitoring, and sealant application. In addition to a Certificate in Dental Assisting, you can also pursue an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene or a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at South College.

Certificate in Dental Assisting

Program Overview

Learn to efficiently assist dentists in the delivery of oral health care and become a valuable member of the dental care team. As a dental assisting student, you can learn effective communication with patients and members of the dental team, as well as administrative and management skills, infection control, radiation safety, HIPPA requirements, and emergency protocols. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain other important personal skills—like problem-solving, communication, and compassion for your patients—that can mold you into a great dental assistant.

South College


South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

The Certificate in Dental Assisting program offered at the Nashville campus has been granted the accreditation status of “Approval without Reporting Requirements.” The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:


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