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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant is a high-demand program at Gateway Technical College. Please be aware that in-district students have first priority and that there is a petitioning process to obtain a seat for program classes and clinical placements. See your program advisor for further details.

A career as a dental assistant can be the most varied and comprehensive job in a dental office. Depending on each state’s regulations, dental assistants can perform a wide variety of procedures in the dental office including various laboratory, clinical and office duties. Dental assistants also work closely with dentists as they examine and treat patients.

Gateway Technical College’s Dental Assistant technical diploma features state-of-the-art equipment that helps you learn today's cutting-edge dental practices and procedures. The program in dental assisting is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements"]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

The program features small class sizes and industry-savvy instructors with more than 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry. Beyond classroom instruction, clinical hours are required for both the first and second semester which provides hands-on learning throughout the program.

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