Downtown Milwaukee Campus
This one-semester program prepares students to perform a variety of patient care techniques that are done under the supervision of a dentist during the examination and treatment. Coursework includes academic and clinical competencies, and students will have 128 hours of clinical experience in a dental practice.
MATC also offers bilingual (Spanish) courses for this technical diploma program.
Career Outlook: Employment opportunities for trained dental assistants are plentiful in private offices, hospitals and clinic settings. As dentists’ workloads increase, they are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks.
Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.
Program Code: 30-508-2
Start Dates: August/January
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Course Requirements