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“Train for Tomorrow’s Career Today”

4709 N. Harlem Ave.

Harwood Heights, IL 60706



Our Mission

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

About Illinois Dental Careers

The school of Illinois Dental Careers prepares its students for a successful future in the dental field. Depending on the program in which the students enroll they are placed with an experienced instructor who guides them through a module-based program, which is taught either twice a week in the evening on weekdays, or on Saturdays only.

The school of Illinois Dental Careers currently offers a Dental Assisting Program and an Orthodontic Assisting Program. Our innovative module-based programs are designed to maximize the convenience factor for our students, and they also put them in control of their progress. Our students can choose their pace of study, their finish date, and they need not be concerned about missing a class. Together with the combination of small class size instruction and hands-on clinical training, students are prepared to become confident dental professionals by the end of the course.


Program Goals

Illinois Dental Careers strive to make our students successful members of the dental community. Our school is committed to giving students opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills while utilizing critical thinking as an integral part of the process as well. Our program goals are the following:Prepare our students to become work ready as dental assistants and confident in their clinical and practice management skills.Provide our students with open access and a supportive environment that fosters student success in and out of the classroom.

Prepare our students to become work ready as dental assistants and confident in their clinical and practice management skills.
Provide our students with an open access and supportive environment that fosters student success in and out of the classroom.
Prepare our students to function as integral members of the dental team while performing chairside and related office and laboratory procedures.
Provide our students with the interpersonal skills and necessary competencies for patient-centered care.
Educate our students about current technologies and give them the skills necessary to adapt to the changes in dental/orthodontic fields.
Provide curriculum that will give our students the knowledge and understanding of the professional duties and standards, incorporating legal and ethical responsibilities of a Dental Assistant.

Orthodontic Assisting Program Description

Illinois Dental Careers Orthodontic Assisting Program consists of 12 modules, 2.5 hours each, followed by 100 hours of clinical internship. Approximate time to complete the program: 8-10 weeks. Orthodontic Assisting modules include theoretical and clinical components, covering advanced dental and oral anatomy and physiology, basic to advanced orthodontic chair side assisting, orthodontic materials and supplies, instruments and procedures, appliances, Invisalign, radiology and impressions.

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Dental Assisting Program Description

Illinois Dental Careers Dental Assisting Program consists of 20 modules, 2.5 hours each. Dental Assisting modules are offered twice a week in the evening (please, refer to Academic Calendar posted in School catalog for details). Dental Assisting modules 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.

Admission Requirements

Illinois Dental Careers applicants must be 18 years or older by the time of their program completion.


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Tuition and Fees

The tuition for the Dental Assisting program offered by Illinois Dental Careers is $2,900. The program is based on 20 modules, which are offered twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4709 N. Harlem Ave. in Harwood Heights (see Academic Calendar for details).

The tuition for the Orthodontic Assisting program offered by Illinois Dental Careers is $1,500. This program is based on 12 modules, which are offered on Saturdays at 4709 N. Harlem Ave. in Harwood Heights (see Academic Calendar for details).

For those students who choose to enroll in in both programs, the total cost of tuition comes down to $3900 (12% savings).

Additionally, tuition includes all of the following:

1. Lectures: Handouts and instructional materials
2. Clinical portion: Training materials and dental supplies
3. Access to the state-of-the art technology
4. Dental/Orthodontic Assisting Certificate
5. Dental Assistant’s Pin
6. Clinical fees

Financial Aid

At the present, Illinois Dental Careers does not offer financial aid for tuition assistance. If this option becomes available, students will be duly notified.

Attendance Policy

The school of Illinois Dental Careers operates on a rolling admission basis, where students are allowed the flexibility of choosing the start date, the finish date, and the pace of studying in their chosen programs. The only requirement for the students is to complete at least one module every two weeks of the academic calendar cycle in order to stay active in their programs. If the students miss a module during the week, they can take it when it is offered again during the week in the next academic calendar cycle.

Transferable Credit

The school of Illinois Dental Careers does not guarantee transferability of credit and that in most cases, credits or coursework are not likely to transfer to another institution.

Program Completion Requirements

Students must complete all of the assigned modules in their programs.

Students must attain at least a 70% final grade in their programs.


In-house grievances not satisfied with the instructor shall be submitted in writing to Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk (IDC owner) at 4709 N. Harlem Ave., Harwood Heights, IL 60706. COMPLAINTS not satisfied with Dr. Y. Yarmolyuk MAY BE REGISTERED WITH THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION at 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377,, Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359.

Dress Code

Students must wear scrubs and gym shoes or clogs to class meetings.

Class Conduct

Mature behavior and conduct are expected of each and every student. Illinois Dental Careers reserves the right to dismiss or suspend a student whose conduct is regarded as unsatisfactory, and who engages in such conduct as: theft or inappropriate removal or possession of property, attending class under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, boisterous or disruptive activity during class, disrespectful conduct, violation of health and safety rules, smoking in prohibited areas, unauthorized use of cellphones, violation of personnel policies, and unsatisfactory performance or conduct. We retain the right to drop any student that has violated any of these rules.

Facility Policy

Maintaining and preserving school facilities and equipment are the obligation of all students and staff members. Illinois Dental Careers expects all students to treat the facilities and equipment with proper care. Students will be held responsible for any destruction to school property. Any student who deliberately damages the equipment of our facility will be expelled from the school of Illinois Dental Careers. Smoking is not allowed inside of the school. Any smoking must take place off of the grounds of the Illinois Dental Careers.

Withdrawal Procedure

Student must submit a written notice of cancellation/withdrawal.

Please, refer to Refund/Cancellation Policy to determine an amount of refund requested.

All notices of cancellation/withdrawal should be submitted in person to the Illinois Dental Careers Program Coordinator.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Illinois Dental Careers shall, when a student gives a written notice of cancellation, provide a refund in the amount of at least the following:

When a notice of cancellation is given before midnight of the fifth business day after the date of enrollment but prior to the first day of class attendance by the student, 100% of tuition, and any other charges shall be refunded to the student;
When notice of cancellation is given after midnight of the fifth business day following the date of enrollment but prior to the close of business on the student’s first day of class attendance, the school may retain no more than the application registration fee which may not exceed $150 or 50% of the cost of tuition, whichever is less;

Applicants not accepted by the school shall receive a refund of all tuition and fees paid within 30 calendar days after the determination of non-acceptance is made.

Deposits or down payments shall become part of the tuition.

The school shall mail a written acknowledgement of a student’s cancellation or written withdrawal to the student within 15 calendar days of the postmark date of notification. Such written acknowledgement is not necessary if a refund has been mailed to the student within the 15 calendar days.

All student refunds shall be made by the school within 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of the student’s cancellation.
Students need to complete at least one module every two weeks to stay in the program. Not completing at least one module every two weeks shall constitute a constructive notice of cancellation to the school. For purposes of cancellation the date of cancellation shall be the last day of attendance.

Refunds shall be given to students as follows:

Number of Modules completed Refund amount (% of tuition)
1100% minus registration fee of $150
290% tuition
380% tuition
470% tuition
560% tuition
650% tuition
740% tuition
830% tuition
920% tuition
1010% tuition
11 or more0% tuition



08/29/18DEN 16 – 8:30 pm
08/31/18DEN 26 – 8:30 pm
09/05/18DEN 36 – 8:30 pm
09/07/18DEN 46 – 8:30 pm
09/12/18DEN 56 – 8:30 pm
09/14/18DEN 66 – 8:30 pm
09/19/18DEN 76 – 8:30 pm
09/21/18DEN 86 – 8:30 pm
09/26/18DEN 96 – 8:30 pm
09/28/18DEN 106 – 8:30 pm
10/03/18DEN 116 – 8:30 pm
10/05/18DEN 126 – 8:30 pm
10/10/18DEN 136 – 8:30 pm
10/12/18DEN 146 – 8:30 pm
10/17/18DEN 156 – 8:30 pm
10/19/18DEN 166 – 8:30 pm
10/24/18DEN 176 – 8:30 pm
10/26/18DEN 186 – 8:30 pm
10/31/18DEN 196 – 8:30 pm
11/02/18DEN 206 – 8:30 pm

Please, note that the class schedule is subject to change with a prior notice to the students.


11/21/18DEN 16 – 8:30 pm
11/23/18DEN 26 – 8:30 pm
11/28/18DEN 36 – 8:30 pm
11/30/18DEN 46 – 8:30 pm
12/05/18DEN 56 – 8:30 pm
12/07/18DEN 66 – 8:30 pm
12/12/18DEN 76 – 8:30 pm
12/14/18DEN 86 – 8:30 pm
12/19/18DEN 96 – 8:30 pm
12/21/18DEN 106 – 8:30 pm
12/26/18DEN 116 – 8:30 pm
12/28/18DEN 126 – 8:30 pm
01/02/18DEN 136 – 8:30 pm
01/04/18DEN 146 – 8:30 pm
01/09/18DEN 156 – 8:30 pm
01/11/18DEN 166 – 8:30 pm
01/16/18DEN 176 – 8:30 pm
01/18/18DEN 186 – 8:30 pm
01/23/18DEN 196 – 8:30 pm
01/25/18DEN 206 – 8:30 pm

Please, note that the class schedule is subject to change with a prior notice to the students.


07/28/18ORTHO 1, 28 am – 1 pm
08/04/18ORTHO 3, 41 pm – 6 pm
08/11/18ORTHO 5, 68 am – 1 pm
08/18/18ORTHO 7, 81 pm – 6 pm
08/25/18ORTHO 9, 108 am – 1 pm
09/01/18ORTHO 11,121 pm – 6 pm

Please, note that the class schedule is subject to change with a prior notice to the students.


DEN 1 –Introduction to Dental Profession I

Practice of general dentistry
Dental specialties (orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery)
Role of dental assistant
Role of expanded duty dental assistant
Dental office overview
Dental equipment

DEN 2 – Introduction to Dental Profession II

Setting up dental chairs (morning)
Procedure tray set up
Breaking down chairs (at the end of the day)
LAB: Dental chair set-up, tray set-up

DEN 3 – Dental and Oral Anatomy and Physiology I

Anatomy of the oral cavity
Anatomical orientations
Arrangement of teeth in oral cavity
Dental anatomy (tooth structure, tooth surfaces, type of teeth)
LAB: typodont review

DEN 4 – Dental and Oral Anatomy and Physiology II

Dentition (primary, permanent, mixed)
Tooth eruption times (primary, permanent)
Numbering teeth (Universal system/ADA, Palmer notation, International system)
Dental anomaly (missing teeth, peg-shaped laterals, etc.)
LAB: records review

DEN 5 – Assisting in General Dentistry I

Dental instruments
Dental burs
LAB: Instrument and bur overview and identification

DEN 6 – Assisting in General Dentistry II

Assistant duties
Four handed dentistry
LAB: Four handed dentistry and suctioning techniques

DEN 7 – Dental Pharmacology I

Basic pharmacology
Basics of prescriptions
Medical history and medical records
Antibiotic pre-medication
LAB: Medical record taking, prescription basics

DEN 8 – Dental Pharmacology II and Emergencies in Dental Office

Anesthetics (topical, local)
Nitrous oxide
LAB: Anesthetics, nitrous oxide, medical emergencies

DEN 9 – Dental and Oral Pathology I

Pathology of teeth (decalcification, caries)
Pathology of soft tissues (gingivitis, periodontitis)
LAB: Case review (x-rays, pictures)

DEN 10 – Dental and Oral Pathology II

Congenitally missing teeth
Impacted teeth
Tooth loss
Oral and dental trauma
LAB: Case review


DEN 11 – Dental Restorations I

Direct dental restorations (composite filling, amalgam filling, bonding)
Indirect restorations (crowns, onlays, inlays, bridges)
LAB: Instrument and material review, four handed dental assisting

DEN 12 – Dental Restorations II

Removable dental restorations (partial dentures, fixed dentures, implant supported dentures)
Implants and implant supported restorations (fixed, removable)
LAB: Instrument and material review, four handed dental assisting

DEN 13 – Infection Control

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings
Personal protective equipment (PPE): gloves, safety goggles, mask, etc.
Hepatitis and HIV: What Every Dental Healthcare Worker Needs to Know
Hand Hygiene: Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Workers
LAB: PPE, chair set up

DEN 14 – Infection Control

Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-care Items in Oral Healthcare Settings
LAB: Disinfection and instrument processing (ultrasonic, autoclave, etc.)

DEN 15 – Radiology I

Radiology overview
Intraoral radiology (periapicals, bitewings)
LAB: X-ray taking

DEN 16 – Radiology II

Radiology overview
Extraoral radiology (panoramic, cephalometric)
LAB: X-ray taking

DEN 17 – Assisting in Dental Specialties

Pediatric Dentistry (extended duty assistants)
LAB: Typodont and instrument overview

DEN 18 – Assisting in Dental Specialties

Oral and maxillofacial surgery
LAB: Instrument and material overview

DEN 19 – Dental Biomaterials I

Restorative dental materials (amalgam, composite, bonding agents)
LAB: Introduction to materials

DEN 20 – Dental Biomaterials II

Impression materials (alginate, PVS)
LAB: Impression taking and model pour up



ORTHO 1 – Introduction to Orthodontics I

Practice of orthodontics
Role of orthodontic assistant
Advanced dental anatomy

ORTHO 2 – Introduction to Orthodontics I


Common orthodontic problems

Instrument overview

ORTHO 3 -Introduction to Assisting in Orthodontics I

Orthodontic assistant duties
Orthodontic Procedures

Orthodontic instruments

ORTHO 4 – Introduction to Assisting in Orthodontics II

Orthodontic instruments
Chair set-up

Procedure tray set-up

ORTHO 5 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics I

Consultation and Records

ORTHO 6 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics II

Record taking


Consultation appointments

ORTHO 7 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics III

Orthodontic appliances and procedures

Fixed appliances

Removable appliances

ORTHO 8 – Advanced Assisting in Orthodontics I


Application of separators

Bonding and banding

Adjustments and de-bonds

ORTHO 9 – Advanced Assisting in Orthodontics II

Patient teaching

Oral hygiene instructions

Appliances instructions

ORTHO 10 – Advanced Assisting in Orthodontics III

Patient teaching

Appliances instructions
Internship requirements

ORTHO 11-12 – Advanced Assisting in Orthodontics III

Impressions, pouring, retainers

Hands on orthodontic procedures

Internship requirements


Institution Disclosures reporting period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

All schools are required to make available, at a minimum, the following disclosure information clearly and conspicuously on their internet website, school catalog, and as an addendum to their Enrollment Agreement:The number of students who were admitted in the program as of July 1 of the 12-month reporting period: 5Additions during the year due to new starts, re-enrollments and transfers into the program from other programs at the school: 0The total number of students admitted during the 12-month reporting period: 5The number of students enrolled in the program during the 12-month reporting period, who transferred out of the program and into another program at the school, completed or graduated from a program, withdrew from the school, and are still enrolled: 0

The number of students enrolled in the program who were placed in their field of study, placed in a related field, placed out of the field, were not available for placement due to personal reasons, or not employed: 2

The number of students who took a State licensing examination or professional certification examination, if any, during the reporting period, as well as the number who passed: 0

The number of graduates who obtained employment in the field who did not use the school’s placement assistance during the reporting period: 2
The average starting salary for all school graduates employed during the reporting period: $14/hr

Illinois Health Careers DBA Illinois Dental Careers was approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education with no accreditation from institutions recognized through the U.S. Board of Education.

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