Dental Staff School training new students
New Careers paths in Dentistry
Dental Staff School fulfills new program in dental assisting for trained dental assistants.
Dental Staff School is a hands-on vocational school started in 2005 with its first class of students in the new dental assisting program based at its Knoxville and Chattanooga locations.
2023 Spring registration for Chattanooga and Knoxville.
“Due to the fact that there is a national dental assistant shortage that is projected to continue through 2024, our dental assisting students are in an optimal position to enter the job market,” said Corion Dews, Dental Staff School program director.
In addition to learning basic chairside skills for general dentistry, students will learn how to expose digital radiographs and how use a phosphorus plate reader for X-rays. Students also will learn the latest technology for infection control measures like biological monitoring to ensure sterilization of instruments.
Students can complete the program and earn a Dental Assisting Certificate with radiology and nitrous. Upon graduating from the program, students will take the Dental Staff School Board Exam to become a Registered Dental Assistant.
Because of the pandemic, much of the dental assisting class instruction has been moved online, with students meeting on campus one day a week for lab classes that run all day.
1715 Downtown West Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37919
6102 Shallowford Rd #101, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Call today 678-819-3919 or 1-888-307-0320
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Dental Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2018. In fact, Dental Assisting careers are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 20.
If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands, and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you. Enroll today!
ACCREDITATION-Please use the links below
National Accreditation for Colleges and Schools 200 Galleria Parkway, Suite 525, Atlanta, GA 30339
Non-public Post-secondary Education Commission 2082 East Exchange Place Suite 220. Tucker, GA 30084-5305
Tennessee Higher Education Commission Nashville, TN 37243-0830. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by the Dental Staff School, please visit www.state.tn.us/thec
Alabama Higher Education Commission
Disclosure on the transferability of credits shall be as follows in Tennessee
Dental Staff School is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Nashville, TN 37243-0830.
In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by the Dental Staff School, please visit THEC and click on the authorized institutions data button.
Our office recently interviewed a graduate from your program. Our office is in Chattanooga. While we have several dental assisting schools in our area, the supply is limited. Some of the programs do not offer all of the Tennessee RDA certificate programs. Is it possible for practicing RDA’s who have graduated from another program to apply for the sealant application, monitoring nitrous oxide and coronal polishing courses with your school? Do you have classes at Chattanooga location currently?
Thank you for your response!