Should You Become A Dental Assistant?

Have you asked yourself what the Dental assistant roles and responsibilities are?

Maybe you’ve heard that the Dental Assistant Career is a great occupation that does not require an Associate or bachelor’s degree. Perhaps you have been told that your gentle, caring demeanor are great personal qualities of a dental Assistant and that this would be the perfect job for you.. What you may not know is that the dental assist Career is among the most quickly expanding career fields in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of dental assistant positions is expected to grow by 38,700, or 11% between 2018 and 2028.
Dental practices across the nation have had difficulty hiring dental assistants due to the lack of education and training, leading to shortages in many states.2 For example, surveyed practices in some states needed an average of two to six months—but occasionally eight or more—to find and hire a new assistant!2,3 Illinois Dental Careers Dental assistant training Program students fill these roles by giving them hands-on training in a state of the art dental office where you could not only gain valuable experience but also potentially meet your future employer.
Dental assistants have value in this economy, and our staff and instructors at Illinois Dental Careers are here to show you how to get the most out of your new career. Our professional instructors will teach you everything they have learned in their field.
Our course are short term and more affordable. You could have your diploma and be arriving at your new office in as little as 3 months!

Call 224-246-2694 or Request Information online today at to learn more about our program. All of us at Illinois Dental Careers want to see you succeed and are ready to help you meet this growing need!


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at (visited July 08, 2020).
  2. Dawley, J. (2020, April 1). How the economics of dental assisting is impacting your practice. Dental Economics.…
  3. Washington State Dental Association. (2019, March 26). Help wanted: Washington’s hygienist and assistant shortage. WSDA News Magazine.…

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