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Dental Hygiene


Downtown Milwaukee Campus 


The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. 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 Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.


Dental hygienists work under the supervision of dentists and perform such duties as teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, x-ray processing and dental health counseling. Clinical experience is acquired in MATC’s dental hygiene clinic and several external sites. After graduation, you will be eligible to complete the National Board of Dental Hygiene examination, and state or regional practical examinations.

While we follow all standard precautions and infection control protocols, there is potential for exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. The Bloodborne Pathogen policy is available by contacting the Dental Hygiene Program.

Career Outlook: Employment prospects for licensed dental hygienists are good. Positions may be found in private dental offices, nursing homes and school settings.

Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Program Code: 10-508-1

Start Dates: August/January

This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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Candidates accepted in each petition window should expect to take Dental Health Safety (DENHYG-101) during the next semester. DENHYG-101 is the only program course taken during the next semester after acceptance through the petition process. Upon successful completion of DENHYG-101, students will be permitted to begin designated core technical courses the following semester. See table below:


 Petition Window:  Take DENHYG-101:  Begin Core Technical Courses:
 August 1-31   Next spring semester  Next fall semester
 January 2-31   Next fall semester  Next spring semester

Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level biology and chemistry.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Course Requirements (link)
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