Basic Dental Assisting (Part-time evening)


Dental Assistants are trained to work with the dentist on live patients. During this program, you will learn the basic principles of dental instruments, dental materials, and office procedures. You will also learn what is expected of a dental assistant. TCAT Pulaski strives to provide technical instruction and skill development to enable our students to become successful dental assistants. Upon successful completion, our students will receive a Basic Dental Assistant certificate.  As a registered dental assisting program through the Tennessee Board of Dentistry, students successfully completing are eligible to apply to become a Registered Dental Assistant. This unique experience allows our students to also obtain interpersonal skills essential for career success and advancement. This program is a 7-8 month program or 175 hours.  This program is now eligible for TN state aid (i.e., Wilder Naifeh/Lottery, TN Promise, TN Reconnect) for TN residents. You must complete a FAFSA.  Other aid sources possibly available.




Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 175
Class Type Night
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,030.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $284.12

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Basic Dental Assistant certificate175Certificate

Basic Dental Assisting will be starting in July 2024.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
P.O. Box 614
1233 East College Street
Pulaski, TN 38478


First Trimester: 
Worker characteristic
Professional orientation
Dentistry Science
Oral Health
Infection prevention
Health & safety
Patient Information
Worker characteristic
Clinical dentistry
Radiographic imaging
Dental materials
Dental care assisting
Dental admin & communication


Melissa Russell

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