Dental Assisting Application Checklist

Use this Dental Assisting application checklist as a guide for successfully completing the application process for the college and the Dental Assisting program. All application materials must be received on or before June 15 of each year.

Complete College Enrollment

For consideration of program admittance, you must have completed Chattanooga State enrollment before the program deadline.  If you are not a current student at Chattanooga State, please complete a College application online and choose “Credit Division” then choose “Dental Assisting”. Successful completion of all admission requirements to Chattanooga State entails:

  • Submitting all official transcripts, vaccination, proof of citizenship, etc.
  • Testing (if applicable)
  • Orientation (if applicable)

Go to the admission status page to check on your admission status.

Once College Enrollment is Complete

  • Complete learning support classes (if applicable)
  • Attend a required Dental Assisting Information Session. We encourage applicants to attend as soon as possible.
  • Schedule an appointment with a dental assisting advisor: Mark Matney (423) 697-5706, Tena Phillips (423) 697-4474 or Monika Prestwood (423) 697-4757.

Program Requirements before Deadline:

  • Complete required 16 Hours of Observation at general dentist's office. 

To be included in the Dental Assisting applicant pool:

  • Must be fully admitted to the college by program deadline date
  • Must be college level in reading, writing and math
  • Must have a minimal 2.0 GPA in both high school and college
  • Must maintain a “C” or better in college courses (if applicable)
  • Must have attended a required information session by program deadline date

 Submit Program Application and Required Materials

Completed College Enrollment is required before creating a program application. Tiger ID and password is required to log onto the online application webpage.

Complete the Online Allied Health Application and attach the following documents to the application. Clicking Submit on the application will be final and changes cannot be made. Saving the application will allow you to return and make changes. 

  • Copy of completed 16 hours Clinical Observation Form 
  • Copy of your Point Summary calculations found under Selection/Point Calculator on the Dental Assisting website
  • Copy of signed front and back CPR card in BLS Provider (Optional)

Note: Must have a current Dental Assisting Academic Plan in TigerTracks