Dental Assisting Diploma Program
What do Dental Assistants like about their job? If you ask, they’ll probably start talking about their patients and how great it feels to give them a reason to smile and enhance their quality of life. There’s nothing better than making a positive difference in someone’s day!
The Dental Assisting program provides training in didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in dental assisting procedures to include: chairside assisting, dental office administration, infection control and dental treatment procedures commonly performed in a dental setting.
Our small class size and accomplished instructors are committed to providing you a solid education. Our instructors have worked are or still working in the field, so they incorporate real-life examples into their lessons. Before you graduate, you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned in a dental setting. Work with trained professionals who could even become your future employers.
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Illinois for dental assistants is expected to increase by nine percent between 2016 and 2026. The salary range in Illinois is $26,930 to $51,170 with a median salary of $38,870.1
1 onetonline.org/link/31-9091.00, retrieved 5/29/2019
PROGRAM LENGTH - 10 MONTHS
The content of the program provides students with didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction in chair-side assisting procedures, infection control, and treatment procedures commonly performed in a dental office setting. Students will also receive basic training in front office procedures. In additional to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving projects, research papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.
Upon successful completion of the program, students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in a dental assisting related field.