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What gives us a Competitive Edge?

Hands-On Learning

At Competitive Edge Dental Assisting Academy, we believe in the power of hands-on learning to equip our students with the practical skills they need to succeed in dentistry’s fast-paced and technical world. At each location, the dentist (Institutional Director) will see patients on three clinical Fridays in which the students get to experience assisting on a patient from start to finish. Other programs rely on students getting this experience during their externship rotations.

At CEDAA, we feel giving this experience to our students allows them to get a feel for the following:

  • Greeting and seating patients
  • Establishing rapport with patients
  • Reviewing medical histories
  • Taking digital radiographs
  • Preparing operatory for treatment
  • Assisting the dentist chairside and holding suction
  • Checking out the patient
  • Writing up the patient clinical note
  • Disinfection and infection control of operatory and sterilization of instruments


With affordable tuition that covers all necessary materials, scrubs, and supplies, pursuing your career in dental assisting is more accessible than ever.


One of the biggest advantages of studying at Competitive Edge is our access to the latest technology in dentistry. Our training facility is equipped with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cutting-edge equipment, from digital x-rays and a 3D CT scanner to computer-assisted anesthesia and digital scanning. Our students get hands-on experience with the latest tools and techniques, so they can hit the ground running in their careers.

Career Coaching

Our commitment to student success doesn’t end in the classroom. We provide career coaching and guidance to help our graduates succeed in the workforce, including lessons on job-seeking strategies, resume building, and career advancement tactics. Our instructors are experienced professionals who are still active in the dental field, so they bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to their teaching. With Competitive Edge, you’ll be well-prepared to tackle the challenges of a career in dental assisting with confidence.

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