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The Dental Assisting program offers the student either an AAS degree or certificate. It is composed of didactic and clinical instruction and is designed and organized to promote the personal and professional growth of each student in the dental setting. The main objectives of the program are to prepare the student to function in the dental setting and to academically qualify for the Dental Assistant National Board certification examination and the Tennessee Board of Dentistry application process.

Programs available at Northeast State:



Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA)

211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1900

Chicago, IL 60611-2678
Phone: 800.232.6108


Program Outcomes

Reporting Academic Year 2020-2021

Graduation Information (Retention)

Number of students starting Program: 11
Number of students completing the program: 9
82% Retention


Placement Rate

Program Graduates Employed in Field: 11
Program Graduates continuing their education: 0
Other: 0
Placement rate: 100

At this time the State of Tennessee does not require dental assistants to sit for a State Exam. Students are encouraged to sit for the National Dental Assisting Exam as it grants the student greater opportunities.

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.