Financing Options

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act)

WIOA is a federally funded workforce development grant administered by the United States Department of Labor.  The best way to start is to go to to input your zip code and find the address and phone number of the career center closest to you.   The next step is to talk with a career coach to find out if you are eligible.

You may also find additional information on the Nashville Career Advancement Center web site at and/or at the Workforce Essentials web site which is the center closest to the Dental Staff School of Tennessee.

CARE Credit

Care Credit gives you convenient payment options so you can start your professional career as a dental assistant. Care Credit gives you the freedom to obtain financing for up to 12 months interest free. Easy to apply and an instant approval process.  Say goodbye to the waiting time and reward yourself sooner.

CareCredit Application Instructions:

  1. Go to – Click the green button that says Apply.  Then choose “Dental” from the drop down box that says Select Your Healthcare Category, and click “Get Started“.  It might automatically put your zip code in the first box or you can leave it blank…you can also leave the second and third boxes blank.  Go to where it says “Don’t Know Yet” and choose Dental, then click Apply Now.  (If it asks about choosing a doctor, there should be an option to pick “Not ready to pick a doctor yet”.)   Once you receive your approval, give us a call at the Dental Staff School of Tennessee at 615-707-2513.