What does it cost?

 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. 

FREE Scrubs-  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.   

Are there financing options?

Yes. The following are different ways to finance your tuition cost. 

Care Credit

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. – 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

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 Card

 We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. 


We even accept PayPal.