Administrator Team

Illinois Health Careers is here to put you on the fast track to jump start your career.

Illinois health Careers is committed to providing future Health care professionals with the education to become highly trained, knowledgeable, and work-ready by means of hands-on classroom instruction by an expert faculty as well as clinical utilization of state-of-the-art technology, and promoting the highest level of professionalism, personal growth, and real-world experience.

Yaroslav Yarmolyuk, DDS, MS

Dr. Y is dedicated to providing the students of Illinois health Careers with the most updated and comprehensive dental and orthodontic assisting theory as well as all the practical skills that will make them competent and confident in their new role of a Dental/Orthodontic Assistant.

“For me, orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics is the way of helping my patients to improve their lives by giving them a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile. Orthodontic treatment changes lives by making patients’ smiles more attractive and significantly improving their confidence and self-esteem.”

Dr. Y is an award winning orthodontic specialist. He has been featured on WGN, WIFR, and ethnic stations including Polvison.

In addition to awards, Dr. Y has been on a mission of philanthropy. Whether it might be giving back to the community, offering free braces for the less fortunate, and organizing charity events.

We Will Help You Earn A Career!

Illinois Health Careers has a top dental assisting and orthodontic assisting school in the Chicagoland area. Illinois Health Careers is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and will prepare you for a successful future in the Allied Health Field.

Our Administrative Team

Colinda Kram

Colinda comes to us with 26 years of experience in Healthcare and Academics. Her experience includes management and leadership roles in a vast array of healthcare settings such as Director of Allied Health, Colinda is also an expert at course development and implementation of curriculum. She holds a Masters in Healthcare Management, Double Associate of Science in Medical Assistant and Nursing. She is also a licensed instructor through the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


Karolina Lekarczyk-Plascencia

Karolina is a motivational leader driven to make a difference in the dental industry by ways of opening doors to engage students who exhibit interest in healthcare. She inspires and develops new students by providing them with tangible, hands-on training programs. Karolina encourages students to make a direct impact using their newly acquired knowledge and skills to make a difference in the dental community. Karolina is a graduate of DePaul University. Karolina is fluent in Polish and Spanish languages.


Inna Sobchuk

Inna joined IDC in 2021 as IDC School Administrator. Having background and experience of teacher, she is inspired to involve in study as many students as possible. She is interested in providing quality education. Inna has over 10 years of experience in customer care. Teaching and customer care experience are a great combination in creating new courses where all these skills are very useful. Her moto is “Stay healthy mentally and physically! Keep moving!”

Meet Our Instructors


Chandra McGee

My name is Chandra McGee- Evans I've been Dental Assisting over 30 years. From General Dentistry to Speciality. I attended Apollo College of Dental and Health Careers where I obtained a Dental Assistant certificate. I had the opportunity to expand my Dental Assistant Career by Teaching & Job placement assistance. With my experience in assisting I love to help others maintain their goals in life.

Roxanne Santana

Roxanne loves being in the dental field and teaching students at Illinois Dental Careers. She enjoys being a part of the dedicated and passionate team and helping teach those who are looking for a new career choice. She hopes to instill the love she has developed for dentistry in her students.


Irene Tecson

My Name is Irene . I've been dedicated to working in the Dental field for 15 years and looking forward to continuing work and giving patients the care they need. I also have an independent Dental and Orthodontic Laboratory that I'm hands -on in fabrication of any dental appliances.
Aside from work, I love spending time with my 4 beautiful children and with my Siberian husky named "Bella".


Dr. Greeshma Ashok

I have been in the field of dentistry since 2007. I graduated from Dental school in 2012 and holds a Bachelor degree in Dental surgery and worked as an associate dental surgeon. I also received a certification in dental assisting with experience working in multi-specialty practices. I find immense pleasure in sharing what I have learned and making changes to the life of many students by introducing them to the field of dentistry.

Ricardo Delgado

The dental field was always something I've wanted to be part of ever since high school. Finding orthodontic experts and their sister company IHC I found the place I needed to be. I fell in love with this field of work ever since and have been working as an assistant which then I transitioned to lead assistant for my home office in Waukegan. Through my journey after countless hours as an assistant now wanting to share my knowledge, I am happy to provide support and guidance to those who want to start their journey in the dental field!

Rebecca Howard

Rebecca comes to us with 14 years in the Healthcare industry and a passion for passing on her experiences to those she teaches. She has worked a variety of positions in Healthcare ranging from Medical Collector, Medical Office Assistant, Registration, Medical Equipment Billing Specialist, and currently trains Administrative staff in Orthodontics. Rebecca loves to see the people she has trained excel and grow with the skills they have learned. The students bring her great joy through their professional development. She loves knowing the people she helps to train are helping to make patients’ experience with Healthcare a little better by being fully prepared.

Deyon Coffi

I’m a Certified Allied Healthcare Instructor with over 12 years of experience and outstanding qualifications in teaching adult students. I’m Deeply committed to enriching students' lives by helping each student overcome personal barriers that impact their learning. I enjoy being an Illinois State Board of Education Instructor. My goal is the student’s success, and my philosophy is “Don't chase the grades; chase the knowledge, and the grades will follow.” After finishing my education, I started working at the community care center, where we received extern medical assistant students. I oversaw training them. I feel great sharing my skills, and all the externs asked me to get into teaching. My dad was a professor, and teaching has always been my passion. The only place I feel like myself, is love to be a day in and day out in the classroom in front of my students. I’m an artist, and teaching is my art.

Laurie Lynn Hines

Laurie Lynn Hines is an experienced dental assistant and lead clinical coordinator for Bull Valley Dentistry. After graduating from the Elgin Community College dental assisting program, Laurie went on to gain experience in many aspects of dentistry, including orthodontics. Even as a teenager Laurie knew she would be destined for a career in dentistry. She would straighten out paper clips bending and fitting them to her upper teeth to stimulate wearing a removable retainer. Laurie is dedicated and passionate about helping others through education to acquire the skills to achieve their goals in dentistry.


Afruja Aktar

I am a dentist from foreign country, attended Dhaka Dental College (University of Dhaka in Bangladesh) and awarded with the degree of Bachelor in Dental surgery (BDS)
I have 5 years of chair-side (clinical) experience as a dentist. In 2021, I moved here in USA with my family and currently working as a dental assistant with the goal to become a licensed dentist in USA.
I love to share my knowledge and helping patient to improve their oral health. I enjoy to meet with new people, making friends, to know about new culture and helping people in their need.
I am happily married with my husband for 7 years and we have a very active 4 years Old little boy who keeps us always busy.
I love to travel and spend time with my family, sometimes cooking special recipes and reading books (science fiction).


Derriece Davis

Derriece has been a Certified dental assistant for 11 1/2 years. After graduating and working in general dentistry she decided to further her education by achieving multiple certifications to help with patient care by educating them with modern-day materials and procedures. She has numerous certificates such as coronal polishing, coronal scaling, pit & Fissure sealant placement, peripheral intravenous therapy, digital scanning/ designing, and many more to name.

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