DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM
10 Weeks
Harwood Heights, IL

WINTER - 2021

Date Module Time
January 5th - March 11th
Tues & Thur
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
March 23rd - May 27th
Tues & Thur
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
July 6th - September 9th
Tues & Thur
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
September 21st - November 30th
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 - 2021

Date Module Time
January 11th - March 17th
Mon & Wed
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
March 29th- June 2nd
Mon & Wed
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
July 12th - September 15th
Mon & Wed
DEN 1- DEN 20 6 – 8:30 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
September 27th - December 1st
Mon & Wed
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
Rockford, IL

WINTER - 2021

Date Module Time
January 6th - March 12th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 Wed 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri 4 – 6:30 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
March 24th - May 28th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 Wed 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri 4 – 6:30 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
July 7th - September 10th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 Wed 6 - 8:30 pm
Fri 4 – 6:30 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
September 22nd- December 3rd
Wed & Fri
No Classes November 25th and 26th
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 - 2021

Date Module Time
January 6th - March 12th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
March 24th - May 28th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
July 7th - September 10th
Wed & Fri
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
September 22nd- December 3rd
Wed & Fri
No Classes November 25thand 26th
DEN 1- DEN 20 5 – 7:30 pm

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

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PROGRAM
8 Weeks + 40 Hour Internship
Harwood Heights, IL

WINTER - 2021

Date Module Time
January 16th - March 6th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
March 20th - May 8th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
August 14th - October 2nd
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
October 16th - December 11th
Saturday
No Class November 27th
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
8 Weeks + 40 Hour Internship
Homewood, IL

WINTER - 2021

Date Module Time
January 9th - February 27th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
May 15th - July 10th
Saturday
No Class July 3rd
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
August 14th- October 2nd
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
October 16th - December 11th
Saturday
No Class November 27th
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
8 Weeks + 40 Hour Internship
Rockford, IL

WINTER - 2021

Date Module Time
January 16th - March 6th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
March 20th - May 8th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
May 22nd - July 10th
Saturday
No Class July 3rd
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
October 16th - December 11th
Saturday
No Class November 27th
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
8 Weeks + 40 Hour Internship
Mundelein, IL

WINTER - 2021

Date Module Time
January 9th - February 27th
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SPRING - 2021

Date Module Time
March 13th - May 1st
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

SUMMER - 2021

Date Module Time
August 14th - October 2nd
Saturday
ORT 1 - ORT 10 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm

FALL - 2021

Date Module Time
October 16th- December 11th
Saturday
No Class November 27th
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.

Dental Assisting Program Curriculum

Instructors: Johanna Arce/Yaroslav Yarmolyuk

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: Melisa Campos/Roxanne Santana/Yaroslav Yarmolyuk

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

 

INSTITUTIONAL DISCLOSURES

  1. The number of students who were admitted to the Dental Assisting Program as of July 1 of this reporting period: 12
  2. The number of students who were admitted to the Orthodontic Assisting Program as of July 1 of this reporting period: 28
  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: 12. Orthodontic Assisting Program, new starts: 28. 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: 12.  The total number of students admitted in the Orthodontic Assisting Program during the 12-month reporting period: 28.
  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: 11. Completed or graduated from the Orthodontic Assisting program: 26. c) Withdrew from school: 3. d) Are still enrolled in the Dental Assisting program: 0. Are still enrolled in the Orthodontic Assisting program: 0.
  6. The number of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program who were: a) Placed in their field of study: 6. b) Placed in a related field: 5. c) Placed out of the field: 0  . d) Not available for placement due to personal reasons: 0. e) Not employed: 0.   The number of students enrolled in the Orthodontic Assisting Program who were: a) Placed in their field of study: 12. b) Placed in a related field: 7. c) Placed out of the field: 1. d) Not available for placement due to personal reasons: 6. e) Not employed: 0.
  7. The  number of students who took a State licensing examination or professional certification examination, if any, during the reporting period: 0
  8. The  number of students who took and passed a State licensing examination or professional certification examination, if any, during the reporting period: 0
  9. The number of graduates who obtained employment in the field who did not use the school’s placement assistance during the reporting period: 18.
  10. The average starting salary for all school graduates employed during the reporting period: a) Dental Assisting graduates: $16.50/hr. b)Orthodontic Assisting graduates: $16.50/hr.

 

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