Accreditation Status

The Kaskaskia College dental assisting program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association Commission, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 62801. Phone Number 312-440-4653.

Kaskaskia College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participating Institution of the Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

This prestigious accrediting body is recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Strict accreditation requirements assure a comprehensive education that is based on the latest procedures and techniques.

A graduate of the program will receive a certificate of achievement and will be immediately eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board Examination. Successful completion of the examination earns the graduate the title of CDA (Certified Dental Assistant). During the course of instruction, expanded functions will be taught.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be awarded a separate certificate that allows them to legally perform expanded functions such as coronal polishing, placing denal sealants, and monitoring nitrous oxide.

Mission Statement of Commission on Dental Accreditation:
The Commission of Dental Accreditation serves the public by establishing, maintaining and applying standards that ensure the quality and continuous improvement of dental and dental related education and reflect the evolving practice of dentistry. The scope of the Commission on Dental Accreditation encompasses dental, advanced dental and allied dental education programs.
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