Certified Dental Assisting | TJC

Certified Dental Assisting

Our Certified Dental Assisting certificate of proficiency program is a great first step in your career in dental health care. Certified dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.

Come join our expert faculty and learn in our state-of-the-art facilities the basic level patient care, administrative duties, and laboratory functions.

We'll also teach you how to assist a dentist engaged in performing general dentistry practices such as diagnostic, operative, preventive and other dental procedures. The time to become a certified dental assistant is now!


Graduates who successfully pass the Dental Assisting National Board are eligible to apply for licensure in the state where they plan to practice.

Degree Plans

How to Apply

TJC is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Certified Dental Assisting Program is limited. Please submit a CDA Program Application to be considered for admission.

Admission Guidelines How to Apply
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The Tyler Junior College Department of Dental Assisting is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation under the following status: "approval without reporting requirements". The next site visit for the program is scheduled for 2023. 

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.