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Dental Assistant


Downtown Milwaukee Campus 


This program prepares students to perform a variety of patient care responsibilities while under the direction and supervision of a dentist during the examination and treatment of patients. Coursework includes academic and clinical competencies, and students will have clinical experience in a dental practice. Students have the option of completing the program in one or two semesters.

MATC also offers bilingual (Spanish) courses for this 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. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Program Code: 30-508-2

Start Dates: August/January (Bilingual program start date is August only.)

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.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Course Requirements (link)
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