Dental Assistant Programs in Illinois
Illinois Dental Assisting Schools
Find an accredited Illinois or online school with dental assistant certificate training classes and college degree programs. Go to school for about 1 year and learn to increase the efficiency of a dentist office, perform and assist with dental procedures, and complete administrative tasks.
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What does a dental assistant do? State of Illinois Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in Illinois
280 High Point Ln
East Peoria, IL 61611
3620 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
2731 Farmers Market Road
Springfield, IL 62707
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State of Illinois, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
Dental Assistant You will be trained under the supervision of a licensed dentist. There are no educational requirements for this level of dental assisting. Dental Assistant Qualified In Expanded Functions
To perform coronal scaling and intracoronal temporization of a tooth, you must:
Have 2,000 hours of patient care experience documented, AND Complete and pass an approved coronal polishing course before taking a coronal scaling course. And, you must complete and pass a structured training program through a dental school or other approved training programs. 16 hours minimum of didactic or clinical manikin or human subject instruction You must receive a certificate of completion
To work under the supervision of a licensed dentist to place, carve, and finish amalgam restorations, you must:
Be 18 years of age. Either have your DANB certification, or have 2 years (4,000 hours) hands-on experience as a full time dental assistant. Take and pass a pre-exam. Complete an accredited 40 hour course approved by the Board of Illinois. Complete and pass an exam on a combination of DANB's anatomy, morphology and physiology, isolation, and restorative functions. Or the equivalent. Have proof of your current and valid Basic Life Saving certification.
To perform coronal polishing, place pit and fissure sealants, monitor patients under nitrous oxide, and/or monitor patients under sedation, you must:
Be 18 years of age. Have 1,000 hours of clinical dental assisting Or, complete a CODA dental assisting program Or, have a current and valid CODA dental assisting certification. And, you must have proof of your completed expanded program specialty course. Or, have proof of completion of an accredited dental assisting program with the specialty as part of the curriculum. Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
You must complete training from an approved continuing education sponsor. Or, from an accredited training program through a dental assistant program. The training course must also be on the approved list from the Illinois Board of Dentistry. You must have a current and valid basic life saving certification.