Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

If you want a stable, rewarding role in the dental field with more growth opportunity, a career as a dental hygienist will make you smile. The Dental Hygiene associate degree from Milwaukee Area Technical college lets you take classes on the Gateway campuses to polish your resume the smart way with hands-on training close to home. Start the Dental Hygiene program at Gateway to earn up to 34 credits toward the degree at MATC.

  • Get hands-on experience employers want with clinical placements at area dental practices and face-to-face classes on Gateway’s campuses, so you can learn closer to home.
  • Benefit from real-world experience and work with actual patients through Gateway’s partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, Aurora Health Care and Walworth County Health Department.
  • Get the right credentials. Accredited by the Commision on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, the program’s curriculum blends academic and clinical courses to prepare you for the industry. 
  • Manage your schedule. With online course options for electives and general education courses available through both colleges, you get even greater flexibility.
  • Don’t waste time. Enroll in Gateway’s Dental Assistant program and earn a technical diploma while you petition for candidacy in MATC’s program, then earn your Dental Hygiene associate degree.
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Start Dates

Spring, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Dental Hygienist