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Dental Assistant Employer Spotlight - Community Health Net

Posted On 8/19/2011

Community Health Net provides dental care to residents of Erie County. As the Dental Supervisor for Community Health Net in Erie, Ebbie Ruiz’s smile is the drive behind the success at all four branches of the healthcare center. Currently, she supervises a staff of over 35 dental employees, including dental assistants, dental hygienists and expanded function dental assistants.

Community Health Net has been an integral part of the Erie Community for 26 years. They started out as independent offices and then merged into what is known today as Community Health Net. Ofices are found at The Stairways office on State Street, Booker T. Washington Center, Martin Luther King Center, and their newest location on Peach Street.

As of June 2011, Community Health Net facilities employ nine Dentists and will be adding two more to the staff. The organization is a federally-qualified healthcare center which serves approximately 80 to 120 patients per day at the new Peach Street Office. The office itself is a fast paced environment utilizing several Great Lakes graduates. Currently the State Street office is fully digital using the Dentrix Digital Radiography system. Plans are underway to have all of the offices using digital radiography in the future.

Ebbie is confident that continued career opportunities will be available for Great Lakes Institute of Technology graduates. Being in the new Peach Street office allows room for even more growth and she looks forward to working with future Great Lakes students and graduates.

Ebbie Ruiz is a 1999 graduate of Great Lakes Institute of Technology. She first got her start as a Dental Assistant, then worked the front ofice for ive years and has grown into the position she is in today – all within Community Health Net.

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