Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Take a bite out of a stable career with an intensive program in under a year, and make a great impression with dental field employers. If you’re an organized multi-tasker who loves communicating with people, the Dental Assistant technical diploma at Gateway Technical College could be ideal for you. You’ll gain 300 hours of clinical chairside experience at the only technical college program in southeast Wisconsin with accreditation from American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA).

  • State-of-the-art labs are designed to simulate a professional dental practice and equipped with the tools used in the field to help you learn cutting-edge procedures.
  • Learn hands-on and work with professional dental equipment, like digital radiography, electronic dental health records and expanded materials in our dental labs.
  • Gain real-world experience from clinical internships and Service Learning volunteer work with groups like the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.
  • Qualify for dental assistant scholarships as well as other scholarships offered to students through the Gateway Foundation.
  • Graduate and get certified. You’ll be prepared to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Exam, which may increase your chances of employment.
  • Secure a stable career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts this field will grow 19% in the coming years–much faster than average.
Program Credits



Kenosha Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $6,295
Books & Supplies: $2,481

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Dental Assistant, Surgical Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant, Dental Receptionist

Dental Assistant Career Pathway

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