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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Illinois Dental Careers operates on a rolling admission basis, where students choose the start and end dates of their programs, as well as their own pace of studying. The only requirement for students is to complete at least one program module every two weeks in order to stay active in the program. If the students miss a module during the week, they can wait until this module is offered again during the next academic calendar cycle and take it at that time.

  • Students must complete all assigned modules in their programs.
  • Students must attain at least a 70% overall grade in their programs.

The tuition for a Dental Assisting program offered by the Illinois Dental Careers is $3,400. The program is based on 20 modules, which are offered twice a week in the evening in all of our IDC campuses(please, see Academic Calendar for details).

The tuition for the Orthodontic Assisting program offered by Illinois Dental Careers is $1,875. This program is based on 10 modules and a 40-hrs orthodontic internship. The modules are offered on Saturdays at all of our campuses (please, see Academic Calendar for details). Internship can be done at the same location as well as three other orthodontic clinics (please, see Orthodontic Assisting Program description above).

For those students who choose to enroll in both programs, the total cost of tuition comes down to $4642 instead of $5275 (12% savings).

Additionally, tuition includes all of the following:

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

Note that students are responsible for the scrubs and gym shoes or clogs to wear in class.