Dental Learning Center
of Tennessee
Our Company
     Our company was started in order to meet the growing need for highly trained dental assistants in Tennessee.  We offer convenient classes to meet your work schedule and to allow you to get your registration quickly so that  you can launch your career to new heights in the shortest time possible.  

    The mission of Dental Learning Center of Tennessee is to educate our students so that they are the best trained dental assistants entering the profession in the shortest possible time.  It takes hard work and dedication on the part of both our faculty and our students to achieve this.  But, the rewards are worth the effort in a good reputation for our school and increased income and job satisfaction for our students. Our goal is to have every student that we admit into our program not only graduate but become a registered dental assistant that has a satisfying career in dentistry for as long as they desire.

     We are conveniently headquartered in beautiful Maryville, Tennessee.  This strategic location is within a 30 minute drive of six counties in East Tennessee.  We are in the process of opening satellite campuses in the greater Nashville area to serve the needs of Middle Tennessee.

     We have state of the art teaching facilities using multimedia teaching techniques as well as access to some of the best clinical facilities in East Tennessee.  We also have a campus in beautiful Cookeville, Tennessee that serves Cookeville, Crossville, Sparta, Jamestown, and the rest of the Cumberland Plateau as well as the area East of Nashville.      

     Our director, Diane Hatley, has been in the dental field for over fifteen years.  She is highly qualified in all aspects of dental assisting.  She has taken additional training in all phases of dentistry including oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, sedation dentistry, and restorative dentistry.  She is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring, coronal polishing, BLS, ACLS, and phlebotomy.  Her extensive knowledge and experience along with her caring personality make her a master teacher as well as administrator.

     Our associate director, Dr. Randall Ford,  brings experience teaching on the high school and college levels.  In addition to teaching math and science, Dr. Ford has almost 25 years of dental experience.   He has experience in all disciplines of general dentistry including orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics, restorative dentistry, and sedation dentistry.  Dr. Ford was as an EMT and is certified in BLS, ACLS, and has obtained certification in phlebotomy. 

     We have several other highly qualified dental assistants and dental hygienists that serve as faculty to aid in providing you the very best dental instruction available. 

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