DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
10 Weeks
Harwood Heights, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 4th - March 10th
Tues & Thur
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 22nd - May 26th
Tues & Thur
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
July 5th - September 8th
Tues & Thur
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 20th - November 29th
Tues & Thur
No Classes November 25th and 26th
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
10 Weeks
Homewood, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 24th - March 30th
Mon & Wed
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
April 11th- June 15th
Mon & Wed
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
July 11th - September 14th
Mon & Wed
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 26th - November 30th
Mon & Wed
*HMD No Classes November 24th and 25th
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
10 Weeks
Rockford, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 5th - March 11th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 Wed 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri 4 – 6:30 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 30th - June 3rd
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 Wed 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri 4 – 6:30 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
July 6th - September 9th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 Wed 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri 4 – 6:30 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 21st- November 30th
Wed & Fri
*HMD No Classes November 24th and 25th
DEN 1- DEN 20 Wed 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri 4 – 6:30 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
10 Weeks
Mundelein, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 5th - March 11th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 23rd - May 27th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
July 6th - September 9th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 21st- November 30th
Wed & Fri
*HMD No Classes November 24thand 25th
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PROGRAM
9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship
Harwood Heights, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 15th - March 12th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 26th - May 21st
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
August 6th - October 1st
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
October 15th - December 17th
*HMD No Class November 26th Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PROGRAM
9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship
Homewood, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 8th - March 5th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 26th - May 21st
No Class July 3rd
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
August 6th- October 1st
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
October 15th - December 17th
Saturday
*HMD No Class November 26th
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PROGRAM
9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship
Rockford, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 16th - March 12th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 26th - May 21st
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
June 4th - August 6th Saturday
*HMD No Class July 2nd
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
October 15th - December 17th
Saturday
*HMD No Class November 26th
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PROGRAM
9 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship
Mundelein, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 8th - March 5th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 19th - May 14th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
August 6th - October 1st
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
October 15th- December 17th
Saturday
No Class November 26th
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM 12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship, Harwood Heights, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 5th - March 25th
Wed & Fri
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 30th - June 17th
Wed & Fri
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
June 22nd - September 9th
Wed & Fri
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 20th- December 14th
Wed & Fri
No Class November 25th & 26th
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM 12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship, Homewood, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 4th - March 24th
Tues & Thur
ADM 1- ADM 7 Tues & Thur 5:00 – 9:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 29th - June 16th
Tues & Thur
ADM 1- ADM 7 Tues & Thur 5:00 – 9:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
June 21st - September 8th
Tues & Thur
ADM 1- ADM 7 Tues & Thur 5:00 – 9:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 20th - December 13th
Tues & Thur
*HMD No Classes November 24th and 25th
ADM 1- ADM 7 Tues & Thur 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM 12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship, Rockford IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 10th - March 30th
Mon & Wed
ADM 1- ADM 7 Mon & Wed 5:00 – 9:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
April 4th- June 22th
Mon & Wed
ADM 1- ADM 7 Mon & Wed 5:00 – 9:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
July 4th - September 21st
Mon & Wed
ADM 1- ADM 7 Mon & Wed 5:00 – 9:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 26th - December 19th
Mon & Wed
*HMD No Classes November 24th and 25th
ADM 1- ADM 7 Mon & Wed 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM 12 Weeks + 20 Hour Internship, Mundelein, IL

WINTER - 2022

Date Module Time
January 5th - March 25th
Wed & Fri
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

SPRING - 2022

Date Module Time
March 30th - June 17th
Wed & Fri
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

SUMMER - 2022

Date Module Time
June 29th - September 16th
Wed & Fri
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

FALL - 2022

Date Module Time
September 28th- December 21st
Wed & Fri
ADM 1- ADM 7 Wed & Fri 5 – 9:00 pm

Class schedule is subject to change with prior notice to the students.

Dental Assisting Program Curriculum

Instructors: Johanna Arce/Heba Allawazzi

DEN 1 – Introduction to Dental Profession 

  • The 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: equipment, setting up and breaking chairs, procedure tray set up
  • LAB: Dental chair set-up, tray set-up

DEN 2 – Dental and Oral Anatomy and Physiology I

  • Anatomy of the Oral Cavity
  • Dental anatomy (tooth structure, type of teeth)
  • LAB: typodont review

DEN 3 – Dental and Oral Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Numbering teeth (primary, permanent, Universal system, Palmer notation)
  • Dental anomaly (missing teeth, peg-shaped laterals, etc.)
  • LAB: records review

DEN 4 – Assisting in General Dentistry I

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

DEN 5 – Assisting in General Dentistry II

  • Assistant duties
  • Suctioning
  • Four-handed dentistry
  • LAB: Four-handed dentistry

DEN 6 – Dental Biomaterials and Pharmacology I

  • Anesthetics (topical, local)
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Anti-Anxiety/sedation
  • LAB: Anesthetics

DEN 7 – Dental Biomaterials and Pharmacology II

  • Antibiotic Pre-Medication
  • Analgesics 
  • Medical history and medical records
  • LAB: Medical record taking

DEN 8 – Dental and Oral Pathology I

  • Pathology of teeth (decalcification, caries)
  • Pathology of soft tissues (gingivitis, periodontitis) 
  • LAB: Case review

DEN 9 – Dental and Oral Pathology II

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

DEN 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – Infection Control

  • Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings 
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): gloves, safety goggles, masks, 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 13 – Infection Control

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

DEN 14 – Radiology I

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

DEN 15 – Radiology II

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

DEN 16 – Assisting in Dental Specialties

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

DEN 17 – Assisting in Dental Specialties

  • Periodontics 
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • LAB: Instrument and material overview

DEN 18 – Dental Biomaterials I

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

DEN 19 – Dental Biomaterials II

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

DEN 20 – Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure Sealants 

  • Coronal polishing State regulations
  • Coronal polishing procedure
  • Pit and Fissure sealant State regulations
  • Pit and Fissure sealant placement procedure

Orthodontic Assisting Program Curriculum

Instructors: Roxanne Santana/Abigail Rios/Jessica Bahena

ORTHO 1 – Introduction to Orthodontics I

  • Practice of orthodontics
  • Role of an orthodontic assistant
  • Advanced dental anatomy

ORTHO 2 – Introduction to Orthodontics II

  • Abnormalities of teeth and malocclusions
  • 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 cont.
  • Chair setup
  • Procedure tray setup

ORTHO 5 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics I

  • Consultation and records
  • Photography

ORTHO 6 – Intermediate Assisting in Orthodontics II

  • Record taking 
  • Radiographs
  • 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 cont.
  • Appliances instructions
  • Internship requirements

Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program Curriculum

Instructors: Karolina Lekarczyk-Plascencia /Irena Gerdov

ADM 1 – Business and medical communications

  • Role of a medical office administrative assistant
  • Customer care and professionalism in workplace
  • Handling complaints

ADM 2 – Applicable policy and regulations

  • Kinds of health policy
  • Examples of Healthcare Policies
  • Important regulations overview: HCQIA, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, HRRP, PSQIA

ADM 3 – Law, Ethics and Healthcare (OSHA and HIPAA)

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Ethical Guidelines for Healthcare Providers

  • Medical Identity Theft

  • Informed Consent

ADM 4 – Scheduling and meeting planning

● Incoming and outbound calls

● Faxing

● Emails

● Patient Portal

ADM 5 – Medical/dental terminology: Word Parts, Plurals, Abbreviation

  • Abnormalities of teeth and malocclusions

  • Common orthodontic problems

  • Understanding Word Parts: Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

  • Abbreviations and Acronyms in Medical Records

  • Plural Endings

ADM 6 – Marketing and Dental Referrals ( Sales) ● Marketing

  • Dental Referrals

Sales Techniques

ADM 7 – Software applications and documentation

  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR)

  • Safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI)

  • Cloud Computing

  • Types of Medical Record

  • Medical Transcriptionist/Medical Scribe

  • Electronic Signatures

ADM 8 – Midterm

● Midterm Preparation ● Midterm

ADM 9 – Billing

  • Work with accounts payable

  • Work with accounts receivable

  • Managing Patient Accounts

  • ●  Improving Patient Payments

  • Code Sets: ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, HCPCS Level II

  • CMS-1500 and UB-04

  • Code sets: D0120 – D9999

ADM 10 – Coding and working with insurance companies

  • Health Insurance Terms

  • Private and Government-Sponsored Insurers

  • Electronic Claims

  • Pre-authorizations

  • Medical Necessity

  • Explanation of Benefits (EOBs)

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

  • Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)

ADM 11 – Managing Medical Records

  • Electronic, Paper and Hybrid Medical Records

  • Categories of Medical Records

  • Flow Sheets

  • SOAP Notes

  • Filing Paper Records

  • Release of Information (ROI)

  • Personal Health Record (PHR)

ADM 12- Final

● Final Preparation

● Final

INSTITUTIONAL DISCLOSURES

  1. The number of students who were admitted to the Dental Assisting Program as of July 1 of this reporting period: 26

  2. The number of students who were admitted to the Orthodontic Assisting Program as of July 1 of this reporting period: 26

  3. The number of additional students who were admitted in the Dental/Orthodontic Assisting Programs during the next 12 months and classified in one of the following categories: a) Dental Assisting Program, new starts: 0. Orthodontic Assisting Program, new starts: 0. b) Re-enrollments: 0. c) Transfers into the program from other programs at the school: 0.

  4. The total number of students admitted in the Dental Assisting Program during the 12-month reporting period: 26. The total number of students admitted in the Orthodontic Assisting Program during the 12-month reporting period: 26.

  5. The number of students enrolled in the programs during the 12-month reporting period who:
    a)Transferred out of the program or course and into another program or course at the school: 0.
    b) Completed or graduated from the Dental Assisting program: 20. Completed or graduated from the Orthodontic Assisting program: 20.
    c) Withdrew from school: 12.
    d) Are still enrolled in the Dental Assisting program: 0. Are still enrolled in the Orthodontic Assisting program: 0.
  1. The number of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program who were: 

    a) Placed in their field of study: 8.
    b) Placed in a related field: 6.
    c) Placed out of the field: 4 .
    d) Not available for placement due to personal reasons: 5.
    e) Not employed: 0.

  2. The number of students enrolled in the Orthodontic Assisting Program who were:
    a) Placed in their field of study: 11.
    b) Placed in a related field: 4.
    c) Placed out of the field: 2.
    d) Not available for placement due to personal reasons: 3.
    e) Not employed: 0.

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

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

  5. The number of graduates who obtained employment in the field who did not use the school’s placement assistance during the reporting period: 19.

  6. The average starting salary for all school graduates employed during the reporting period:
    a) Dental Assisting graduates: $16.00/hr.
    b)Orthodontic Assisting graduates: $16.00/hr.

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