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Competitive Edge Dental Assisting Academy, LLC

Serving The Greater Knoxville (Kingston) & Chattanooga

Why Dental Assisting?

Why Dental Assisting?

High potential job growth projected within the dental field. Enticing financial incentives. Flexibility to work FT or PT. Variety of jobs within the dental field. Stepping stone to other Jobs.

Why Choose Our School?

Hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility. Payment options without credit checks to make your career goals within your reach! Friendly instructors who practice within the dental field; prepare you with the knowledge to be successful!

What You Need To Know

What does a Dental Assistant do? What Personality Traits are Well Suited to Becoming a Successful Dental Assistant? What does our 8 week Dental Assistant Training Program entail? Transferability of credits? How to Become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)?

Tuition & Registration

We are committed to making your education easy and affordable! We offer options that don’t require a credit check and have 100% approval rates. Our registration is simple, so that you can get started on your new career path today!

What People Are Saying

Meet Our Owners

Meet James Walmsley, DDS

Dr. Walmsley graduated dental school from UT Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 1996. He has been practicing General Dentistry for over 24 years. Dr. Walmsley has always strived to incorporate the latest technology in his practice as well as investing countless hours in training to restore dental implants and provide outstanding Cosmetic Dentistry.

Jessica Swanger

Meet Jessica S., RDH, MBA

Jessica enjoys being busy and has a very entrepreneurial spirit. On top of working as a hygienist and instructor, Jessica runs her own business, designing and selling a regional brand. In her downtime, she enjoys time on the lake. Currently, Jessica is a Registered Dental Hygienist who works in a general dentistry setting. She graduated from Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge in 2015. Jessica also has her MBA from MTSU, which she used as a practice manager in 2008. She began her career in dentistry as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2012.

Meet Meghan D., EFDA

Meghan began her career in dentistry in 2007 when she graduated from TN Technology Center in Knoxville and became a Registered Dental Assistant. She later earned her Associate of Science from Roane State Community College in 2009.

Meet Shannon W., OTR

Shannon earned her BS in Occupational Therapy from UT, Memphis Health Science Center in 1994. She practiced as a Registered Occupational Therapist working with neurologically impaired and orthopedic patients until she had children, when she gradually began taking over the role as an Office Manager at LakeView Dental Arts.

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