Hartland, WI (PRWEB) May 1, 2008
Grant A. Lemke, D.D.S. announced today that the Professional Dental Assistant Training school is reopening to address the labor shortage in the dental industry and the impact of this shortage on Southeastern Wisconsin's healthcare.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that between the years 2006 and 2016 the total number of dentists must increase by 79,287 to serve the demands of the U.S. population. In reality, the number of dentists graduating and then going onto open practices in the U.S. has declined by 30% over the past 10 years. If these shortfalls are projected out into the marketplace over ten years, the impact will be significant -- with those available to provide dental services meeting only 47% of the estimated market demand.
These facts translate into excellent career opportunities for anyone in the dental field. "For dental assistants, the future is very bright as the career offers many professional and life-style benefits for anyone interested in the medical or cosmetic field," stated Dr. Grant Lemke, founder the Professional Dental Assistant Training school in Hartland, Wisconsin. Dr. Lemke's program is structured to meet the demands of busy adults with the classroom and hands-on training completed in 10 weeks (classes held on Saturdays).
Dental assistants have been a vital member of the dental treatment team for over 100 years and they are earning yearly incomes of $23,000 to $35,000, according to U.S. Department of Labor. Further research shows that approximately 33% of these individuals work part-time.
Dental assisting is a great career for those interested in working with people, those seeking a stable career that does not require a 4-year degree and for those who value a flexible and balanced life. Additionally, with the correct training, many dental assistants benefit from upside wage potential.
"By structuring our school around the life of already-busy moms and young professionals or college students considering a change, we are able to provide hands-on training right here in our offices over a period of 10 Saturdays," noted Dr. Lemke.
He added, "Since class sizes are restricted and dental assistant students are able to interact one-on-one with those already in the profession, the graduates are experienced in all aspects of dental assisting. We are then able to place them in dentist offices throughout Southeast Wisconsin."
Dental assisting is a fast-paced, fun and rewarding job for men and women who have the skill for it. It combines many disciplines. A good assistant must be organized, a stickler for details, friendly to people from all walks of life, be able to comprehend procedures, anticipate the doctors requests, and be good with hand instruments. "Maybe you can see yourself in this respected, caring profession," stated Dr. Lemke.
Keep in mind that along with long-term stability, most positions offer benefits, continuing education, and flexible hours in a local job market close to home with little or no weekend or holiday work.
Visit http://www.SmileOnWisconsin.com or call 262-367-8195 to register for classes that begin September 13, 2008.
About Professional Dental Assistant Training
In 1993, Grant A. Lemke, D.D.S. founded Professional Dental Assistant Training because he felt there were no adequate training courses for dental assisting in the Greater-Milwaukee area. At the time, the public vocational schools did not offer any dental assistant training. When looking to hire dental assistants Dr. Lemke found many inexperienced applicants who were willing to learn, but he had little time during his busy scheduled days to teach them.
The idea of a weekend dental assistant training school was born and over the years, the school has placed over 95% of its graduates with a 100% satisfaction rating. Financing is available. Register for classes on http://www.SmileOnWisconsin.com or call (262)367-8195.
About The Doctor
Grant A. Lemke, D.D.S. was born and raised in Milwaukee and fell in love with the Lake Country area in 1975 while visiting a friend on North Lake. At the time, he was attending Carroll College pursuing degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Four years later, during his senior year at Marquette University Dental School, he spotted a building on Hartbrook Drive under construction. He opened a small practice at 510 Hartbrook Drive in June of 1979 -- two weeks after graduation. Even in the recession, the practice thrived. Today the practice is still at that address, but four times larger. Dr. Lemke has five full-time and two part-time employees that make his dental all-star team.
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