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Graduate Spotlight - Alyssa Mathers

Posted On 6/17/2014

Director of Career Services, Carl Rozenek, recently traveled to the Akron-Canton, Ohio area to meet with area employers. In his travels, he got in touch with dental assistant graduate, Alyssa Mathers who is employed at Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio.

Alyssa has traveled a very interesting and successful road since graduating as a Dental Assistant at Great Lakes. Alyssa graduated from Great Lakes in fall 2010 and was hired as a result of her externship at Dr. Eric Van Damia's office in Erie Pennsylvania. Shortly after, she got a call to work at a general dental office in Canton and accepted the position. Working at a general office didn't stop her drive to find other opportunities. Three months later, Alyssa got the call she'd been waiting for - she was offered a full time position with Mercy Medical Center's Dental Clinic.

Alyssa says, "The thing I like most about being a Dental Assistant is taking care of the patients, making sure they're out of pain, get treatment and most importantly, are happy with their results." The site is truly a state-of-the-art facility. "We do everything here besides braces: implants, crowns, dentures, extractions and root canals to name a few." Alyssa truly loves her career and working at the facility - she concludes that everybody there is great, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. Watching Alyssa blossom into such a success story truly means the world to the school!

Alyssa currently resides in Carrollton, Ohio with her boyfriend and two cats. In her free time, her passion is going to the motocross racetrack, traveling and rooting for the Cleveland Browns!