Students are engaged in hands-on learning at Gateway’s newly remodeled Dental Assistant lab, with state-of-the-art dental equipment including; digital radiography, electronic dental health records, expanded materials and chair-side laboratories.
Beyond the classroom, Dental Assistant students complete clinical hours at facilities throughout Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Clinical hours are required for both the first and second semesters of the Dental Assistant program and give students the opportunity for on-the-job training and experience.
There are several additional hands-on learning opportunities for students that also provide service to the community. Students work with organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, Kenosha Touched Twice and Aurora Health Care. These partnerships provide dental health and nutrition instruction to both children and adults in the community.