Admission Process

All students must have a minimum of GED or high school diploma and be able to pass a basic entrance exam which includes a manual dexterity test.

Dental Assistant Academy of Chicago's class is for 11 weeks. Students experience lectures along with hands-on practice in a real dental office. 

DAAC does not accept financial aid. There are other forms of financial assistance available including payment plans for those who do not qualify for financial assistance. 

Please schedule a tour for all inquiries. 



This School is committed to respecting all students and providing a quality educational experience.  The objective of the Student Complaint Policy is to ensure that all concerns and complaints are addressed fairly and resolved promptly. Complaints related to this policy are usually the result of behavior that a student feels is unjust, or creates an unnecessary hardship.  Students may file complaints with the program director.  You may contact the director via phone, email, or certified mail. This institution is not accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting body. DAAC is approved to operate by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


Program Director                                                                                           

Dr. Viren Patel DMD                                                                                                                                   


25 E Washington Suite 1921                                                          


Chicago, Illinois 60602                                                  


Students may register a complaint against this school at any time with IBHE.        


Illinois Board of Higher Education

431 East Adams Street, 2nd Floor

Springfield, Illinois  62701

Complaint Call Line: (217)557-7359

Complaint email:


IBHE website:

Dental Assistant Academy of Chicago, formerly known as Chicago Career College,  is approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Division of Private and Vocational  Schools.

Dental Assistant Academy of Chicago is an approved program for the following grants: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA),  State of Illinois Veteran Affairs (GI Bill), as well as MyCAA for military spouses.


Approval indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee

of quality. Approval is not equivalent or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency

recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Dental Assistant Academy of Chicago will work with you if you need a payment plan.

Tuition includes uniform scrubs, dental material and job placement assistance!


Please call or email for details regarding financial assistance.

​If a student receives a grade of less than 75%, on more than one exam he/she will be notified by the School Director.  


 The student will be required to attend individual assistance during office hours at no additional fee. 


The Instructor and the School Director will make recommendations of ways to raise the grade.


If the student is not able to get his/her average above 75% before the 5th class, he/she can either continue to take the course for no credit or withdraw and return at another time if he/she demonstrates the drive to succeed.


Tuition will be refunded in accordance with the school’s Refund Policy.

​On the first day of class or at orientation (1-2 weeks prior to class) for each program/course, students will receive an outline of the course curriculum or syllabus, which lists reading assignments and acts as a study guide.


The School Director will review the curriculum at the end of each quarter and make recommendations for updates and/or changes that they feel would improve the effectiveness of the program and better prepare the graduating students for a smooth transition into the workplace.


During this review new standards and technologies will also be considered to be sure that students are receiving instruction relevant to tasks they will be expected to complete in their new occupation.

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