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Illinois Dental Careers is here to jump start and advance your future schooling.

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

Yaroslav Yarmolyuk, DDS, MS

Founder and President

Dr. Y is dedicated to providing the students of Illinois Dental Careers with the most updated and comprehensive dental and orthodontic assisting theory as well as all the practical skills that will make them competent and confident in their new role of a Dental/Orthodontic Assistant.

“For me, orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics is the way of helping my patients to improve their lives by giving them a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile. Orthodontic treatment changes lives by making patients’ smiles more attractive and significantly improving their confidence and self-esteem.”

Dr. Y is an award winning orthodontic specialist. He has been featured on WGN, WIFR, and ethnic stations including Polvison

In addition to awards, Dr. Y has been on a mission of philanthropy. Whether it might be giving back to the community, offering free braces for the less fortunate, and organizing charity events.

We Will Help You Earn a Career!

 

We are a top dental assisting and orthodontic assisting school in the Chicagoland area. Illinois Dental Careers is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and will prepare you for a successful future in the dental field.

Meet Our Team

 

Yaroslav Yarmolyuk, DDS, MS

Founder

Dr. Y is dedicated to providing the students of Illinois Dental Careers with the most updated and comprehensive dental and orthodontic assisting theory as well as all the practical skills that will make them competent and confident in their new role of a Dental/Orthodontic Assistant.

Program Administrator

Karolina Lekarczyk-Plascencia

Program Administrator

Karolina is a motivational leader driven to make a difference in the dental industry by ways of opening doors to engage students who exhibit interest in healthcare. She inspires and develops new students by providing them with tangible, hands-on training programs. Karolina encourages students to make a direct impact using their newly acquired knowledge and kills to make a difference in the dental community. Karolina is a graduate of DePaul University. Karolina is fluent in Polish and Spanish languages.

Johanna Arce

Dental Instructor

Johanna has 15 years of experience in the dental industry. Her experience ranges from chair-side assisting to clinical management. She enjoys helping patients gain confidence by educating them on their oral health. As an instructor she strives to provide a life changing experience to students by guiding them to find their dream profession.

Roxanne Santana

Orthodontic Instructor

Roxanne loves being in the dental field and teaching students at Illinois Dental Careers. She enjoys being a part of the dedicated and passionate team and helping teach those who are looking for a new career choice. She hopes to instill the love she has developed for dentistry in her students.

Heba Alazzawi

Orthodontic/ Dental Instructor

Heba is a dental professional with over 6 years of experience in providing top-grade dental services in busy dental and orthodontic clinics. Heba’s experience and knowledge comes from years of working chair-side with some of the most skilled dentists and orthodontists. Her current full time role allows her to develop and train orthodontic assistants. Heba aspires herself to become a doctor of dental medicine.

Abigail Rios

Orthodontic/ Dental Instructor

Abigail Rios field has over 10 years of experience in the dental departments. She is currently working as an Oral Surgery Assistant, but her real passion is teaching and training other assistants. Abigail’s biggest accomplishments in this role is to see how all of our future assistants grow and gain confidence. According to Abigail Rios, “Remember, it’s not a job unless you love what you do.”

Zainab Taiyeb

Educational Recruiter

Zainab joined IDC in July 2020 as an Educational Recruiter. Her role is to help prospective students start their journey towards a fulfilling career in the Dental and Orthodontic fields. She has previously worked in educational institutions and the pharmaceutical industry, both in teaching and recruiting star candidates. Zainab enjoys reading and traveling with her family.

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