In this Alumni Spotlight we caught up with Jessica Ahlschlager, Dental Assistant graduate who currently works at Glecos & Glecos D.D.S. in Erie PA.
Where have you worked since you graduated and where do you currently work? What is your title?
Since I have graduated Great Lakes, I have worked at Family Dental Care, All About Smiles, and Great Lakes Institute of Technology. I am currently a dental assistant at Glecos & Glecos D,D,S.
What type of things do you do there day to day?
Some things I do on a day to day basis are seat patients, take x-rays, sanitize rooms and instruments, set-up for procedures, and assist the doctor. I also help keep the patients comfortable and feel at ease.
What do you like about your career?
Helping my patients have a healthy and confident smile!
What did you like most about Great Lakes?
The small class sizes, all the hands-on experience, the wonderful teachers, and the memories and life-long friendships that I have made!
What are your career goals for the future?
To continue to learn everyday and grow as a dental assistant.
What advice can you give current students and new graduates that can help them be successful?
Don’t give up! Yes, you will have hard days but keep going, it's worth it in the end! You truly get out what you put in! Don't be afraid to make mistakes and ask all the questions you can, that's how you learn! You got this!
What do you like to do in your free time/any new happenings in your life you want to share?
I enjoy being with my family and friends!