Illinois Dental Careers applicants must be 18 years or older by the time of their program completion.
20 MODULES/2.5 HOURS EACH, OFFERED TWICE A WEEK IN THE EVENING (PLEASE, REFER TO ACADEMIC CALENDAR, POSTED IN SCHOOL CATALOG, FOR DETAILS), EACH INCLUDE THEORETICAL AND CLINICAL COMPONENTS, COVERING DENTAL AND ORAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY, CHAIRSIDE ASSISTING, RADIOLOGY, IMPRESSIONS, INSTRUMENT IDENTIFICATION, RESTORATIVE MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES, LAB MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES. THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES CORONAL POLISHING, PIT AND FISSURE SEALANTS PLACEMENT, INFECTION CONTROL, STERILIZATION, AND ASSISTING IN DENTAL SPECIALTIES.
10 MODULES/2.5 HOURS EACH, OFFERED ON SATURDAYS (PLEASE, REFER TO THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR, POSTED IN SCHOOL CATALOG, FOR DETAILS), FOLLOWED BY A 40-HOUR ORTHODONTIC INTERNSHIP. INCLUDE THEORETICAL AND CLINICAL COMPONENTS, COVERING ADVANCED DENTAL AND ORAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY, BASIC TO ADVANCED ORTHODONTIC CHAIRSIDE ASSISTING, ORTHODONTIC MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES, INSTRUMENTS AND PROCEDURES, APPLIANCES, INVISALIGN, RADIOLOGY, AND IMPRESSIONS. 40-HOUR ORTHODONTIC INTERNSHIP MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE MONTH FROM THE DATE WHEN THE 10 ORTHODONTIC MODULES HAVE BEEN FINISHED. ORTHODONTIC INTERNSHIP CAN BE COMPLETED AT ANY OF THE FOUR ORTHODONTIC CLINICS LISTED IN THE ACADEMIC CATALOG. STUDENTS CAN ROTATE BETWEEN THE CLINICS TO FULFILL THE INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT IN A TIMELY MANNER. INTERNSHIP FORMS MUST BE SIGNED AT THE END OF EACH INTERNSHIP DAY BY ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT AND CLINIC MANAGER. INTERNSHIP FORMS MUST BE EMAILED TO PROGRAM COORDINATOR ([email protected]) AT THE END OF EVERY OTHER WEEK OF THE INTERNSHIP.
Illinois Health Careers operates on an open enrollment basis. Students can choose the start date of their program that fits your schedule. Illinois Health Careers emphasizes the importance of students to attend all classed in order to develop the skills necessary to compete in the workforce and due to the accelerated nature of the course it is critical to proper skill building. Attendance is mandatory for all courses. Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and be on time. Students arriving later than 30 minutes will be considered absent. Tardiness and absenteeism will affect your grade and overall performance level. Any absence will need to be coordinated with the instructor for a makeup class.
The tuition for a Dental Assisting program offered by the Illinois Dental Careers is $3,500. The program is based on 20 modules, which are offered twice a week in the evening in all of our IDC campuses(please, see Academic Calendar for details).
The tuition for the Orthodontic Assisting program offered by Illinois Dental Careers is $1,975. This program is based on 10 modules and a 40-hrs orthodontic internship. The modules are offered on Saturdays at all of our campuses (please, see Academic Calendar for details). Internship can be done at the same location as well as three other orthodontic clinics (please, see Orthodontic Assisting Program description above).
For those students who choose to enroll in both programs, the total cost of tuition comes down to $4818 instead of $5475 (12% savings).
Additionally, tuition includes all of the following:
Note that students are responsible for the scrubs and gym shoes or clogs to wear in class.818
DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM PAYMENT PLAN: $1000 DOWN PAYMENT UPON SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, FOLLOWED BY 10 WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF $250.
ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PAYMENT PLAN: $850 DOWN PAYMENT UPON SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, FOLLOWED BY 8 WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF $140.
DENTAL AND ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PROGRAMS COMBINED, PAYMENT PLAN: $2200 DOWN PAYMENT UPON SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, FOLLOWED BY 10 WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF $261
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Our programs are short, we offer hands-on training with medical offices. We offer real clinic environments and small class sizes all at a reasonable tuition fee.
An experienced instructor will guide you through a module-based program with hands-on training with the latest technology.
Illinois Health Careers DBA Illinois Dental Careers was approved to operate by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education with no accreditation with the U.S. Department of Education.