The Dental Academy of Chicago (DAOC), formerly known as Dental Assistant Academy of Chicago (DAAC), was established and licensed in 2015. Initially situated within the state-of-the-art premises of Downtown Dental Loop, one of the largest dental practices in downtown Chicago, the academy has experienced significant growth over the years. Presently, DAOC boasts two spacious classrooms capable of accommodating 16 to 24 students each. The facility also houses the renowned Chicago Dental Institute, which offers invaluable hands-on learning opportunities for students through patient interactions. Additionally, DAOC provides simulated live clinic experiences and practical training using both student-to-student practice and lifelike mannequins.
The program at DAOC has been meticulously developed and is continuously maintained by a team of exceptional healthcare professionals with 5 to 20 years of field experience. These dedicated instructors possess a profound passion for their roles within the healthcare system and firmly believe in the paramount importance of overall health maintenance. Consequently, DAOC’s mission is to deliver excellence in education while equipping students with the ability to apply their knowledge to real-life situations. The academy places significant emphasis on educating students about public health and providing comprehensive healthcare instruction, empowering them to contribute to the long-term success of the professional healthcare field. Above all, DAOC is committed to graduating competent, ethical, and compassionate professionals who will make a positive impact on the quality of healthcare delivery.
Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Programs & Courses
Chairside Dental Assistant Program
Administrative Dental Assistant
Dermatology Clinical Assistant
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 510 Chicago, IL 60602
Veteran and Military Services
DAOC is approved to accept veteran benefits for military veterans and their family. The Dental Assistant Academy of Chicago will certify a veteran’s enrollment in an approved program to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA).