Alexis Wheeler

“I’m a single mom, and it was important to me to find a career where I could provide for my daughter. I was always interested in dentistry because my mom worked as a dental consultant in a dentist’s office for 25 years. I liked that the work was different every day and that she got to interact with all different kinds of people.

“What I like about this as a career is that oral hygiene can help people have better health and live longer. Now I understand more about how what you eat affects your health, and the importance of oral health on your overall health. This is a good job — everyone has teeth! So it’s a profession guaranteed to always have jobs available. I'm looking forward to having an impact on people’s lives in a healthy way.”