Dental Assistant Programs in Illinois

Top Illinois Dental Assistant Training Schools

If you wish to become a Dental Assistant in Illinois it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Assisting Program.

Listed below are some of the top Dental Assistant Schools and related programs near you.

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.

If a career in Dental Assisting strongly appeals to you then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams. The demand for Dental Assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade and is projected to grow by 14% over the coming years with an additional 47,000 jobs predicted to be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.

Choosing a Dental Assistant Program

Take the first step and request information from Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Assistant School include;

  • Is the School fully accredited?
  • What percentage of graduates are successful in securing their Dental Assisting license in Illinois or their chosen State?
  • How long does the program last or take to complete?
  • How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
  • Does the School have good lab facilities and other resources to support your studies?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
  • Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?

Illinois Dental Assisting License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Illinois law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Assistant there. The Dental Professions Licensed by IDFPR governs the licensing of Dental Assistants in Illinois. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (312) 353-7875

Dental Assistant Salary in Illinois

Key Figures For Dental Assistants in Illinois

The average Dental Assistant salary in Illinois is $37,120. This represents an hourly wage of $17.85. Dental Assistants in Illinois earn slightly less than the national average. Dental Assistants in New Hampshire earn the most of all Dental Assistants in the USA with an average salary of $45,480.

In 2015 there where 13,200 persons employed as Dental Assistants in the State.

Get Started Today!

Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Assistant Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best Dental Assisting programs in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

Related Healthcare Careers

The table below compares key data for Dental Assistants with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Illinois;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants13,200$17.85$37,120
Physician Assistants2,900$42.62$88,650
Respiratory Therapists4,930$26.17$54,430
Dental Hygienists7,820$33.60$69,880
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers2,150$35.92$74,710
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics12,060$20.38$42,380
Pharmacy Technicians19,160$14.52$30,210
Surgical Technologists2,750$21.57$44,870
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians3,640$15.84$32,940
Home Health Aides32,300$11.36$23,640
Nursing Assistants59,550$12.54$26,080
Occupational Therapy Assistants2,100$28.65$59,590
Physical Therapist Assistants4,540$25.52$53,090
Massage Therapists3,400$18.01$37,460
Medical Assistants18,420$15.37$31,970
Medical Transcriptionists1,580$16.99$35,340



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