Housing Now Available

CDCEC recently signed an agreement with the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus to provide housing for our students.  The University is graciously providing housing for $20 per night double occupancy and $24 per single.   

About us


Board Certified Dental Assistant Program

Taught by a dentist with almost 30 years of experience with dental assistants that are certified  in both expanded function restorative and prosthetics. 


Clinical Based Curriculum

The  only program in the state that allows you to train in a multi discipline clinical setting and get hands on experience with new state of the art dental equipment.


Train in all 4 Major Dental Specialties

Observe an Oral Surgeon, Pediatric Dentists, Orthodontist and General Dentists perform procedures on actual  patients including our children’s surgical center.    


160 Hours of Class

Almost 50 hours more than the Board of Dentistry requires and nothing is online.  Actual class time and clinical experience.  No other program offers this.

Graduate in One Month

Not one day  spread out over weeks like other courses.  Class is Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  Get in and get out so you can start working immediately.

Ready to Work

Everything that you need to get a job immediately including OSHA training. You will be a sought after applicant to dentists in need of assistants. 

RDA Certification Courses

Coronal Polishing

2 day course. $295 


2 day course. $235. Student responsible for materials of approximate $25 cost.  



CareCredit, a GE Money Company, gives you convenient payment options so you can get that professional career as a dental assistant. It’s easy to apply. With three simple steps, including an instant approval process, you can say goodbye to the waiting time and reward yourself sooner.

CareCredit Application Instructions:

You can apply for CareCredit financing using one of the two methods below:

Call 1-800-365-8295 and follow the automated prompts.

www.carecredit.com – Click the green button that says Apply Now, then in the “Select a Profession” box choose Dental, and then click Apply Now and fill out the information.

Healthcare Financing Credit Card | CareCredit


Other Financial Options


10% Cash Discounts

For those who have the ability to pay in full with cash or check, we give a 10% discount which is a $500 savings.

No Credit Check Financing

Don't have good credit and you can't get approved for Care Credit?  No worries, we have the ability to break up payments to make it more affordable for you. Just pay $1,000 when you are accepted and $1,000 at the beginning of each school week. 

Credit Cards

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.


We even accept PayPal!


Tuition for the CDEC Dental Assisting Program is $5,000 (or $4,500 if paid up front with cash of check) which includes tuition, books, supplies, protective eyewear and one pair of scrubs. Each student is responsible for the cost of any additional scrubs, a background check / fingerprinting, CPR and the $55 application fee to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry for RDA and radiology certificates.


Submit Application

Print the application form and fill it out. 

Email to csanders@completedental.care

or mail to Complete Dental Care Educational Center

2064 South Highland Avenue

Jackson, TN 38301

Your first pair of Scrubs are free!

It's an exciting day when you get your first pair of scrubs and we want to help you with that process.  We pay for your first pair! You will need to go to the Uniform Source, 1032 East Vann Dr, Jackson TN 38305 two weeks before class begins to get fitted.  

Complete Dental Care Educational Center is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission www.tn.gov/thec/.

In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Complete Dental Educational Center, please visit https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization/authorized-institutions-and-data.html 


Contact Us

Take a tour

We love potential students to visit during normal business hours.

2064 South Highland Avenue, Jackson, TN, USA


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