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Dental Assistant Apprenticeship Program

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The $1,995 tuition and fees will be fully covered by Shawnee Health if apprentice agrees to work for Shawnee for a minimum of 2 years upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Apprentices will be paid an hourly wage throughout the course of their apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship details available upon application.

  • Apprenticeship consists of a self paced course and approximately 2 ½ year paid externship
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older or 16-17 with parent/guardian permission and have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Shawnee paid program and tuition fees: $1,995
  • DANB Certified Dental Assistant exam and Life Support Certification fees will be paid for by Shawnee Health

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Shawnee Health Externship Sites


Entrance of Shawnee Health Care, Dental in Carbondale

Shawnee Health Dental
1006 S. Division St.
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Entrance to Shawnee Health Care, Dental in Marion

Shawnee Health Dental
3115 Williamson County Parkway
Marion Illinois, 62959

All Shawnee Health clinics are currently closed. If you need to get ahold of the On-Call Provider, call 618-519-9200, press option #1, select your “specialty” needed and follow the prompts for our On-Call Provider. If you are dealing with an emergency please call 911 or visit the ER.

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