Dental Associates Adds Key Personnel to Focus on Education and Retention

For Immediate Release
Contact: Darin Schumacher
Email: [email protected]

As part of its ongoing focus on patient satisfaction and staff retention, Dental Associates is adding key personnel to its training department. The company has hired Alexandra Sielaff, PhD, as Director of Instructional Development, and Pam Brilowski as Corporate Trainer.

Dr. Sielaff has more than 25 years of experience in higher education at Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary University and Waukesha County Technical College. She continues to teach as a university professor and has served as a graduate and professional education administrator, developer of curricula, and program evaluation coordinator.

Brilowski has 20 years of dental hygiene and leadership experience, and is credited with coordinating the success of the dental hygiene program at Waukesha County Technical College.

“Training is an integral part of an organization,” said Anthony Vastardis, Chief Executive Officer at Dental Associates. “It is a major influence on employee performance. I believe Dr. Sielaff will build on the patient-centered care model we have in place.”

This summer, Dr. Sielaff will begin a comprehensive professional development and continual customer service initiative at Dental Associates. Through building and revising the company’s training programs, her focus will be on enhancing a culture of caring, and helping team members continually develop their skills on the job.

“We believe that if learning is a core value, employees will be motivated and excited about their future at Dental Associates, and this will filter down to a more positive patient experience,”

Dr. Sielaff said. “I’m looking forward to being a part of something that activates and grows the talent that’s already here. Pam is a great addition to the team and is a well-respected dental hygiene educator known throughout Wisconsin. She has trained many of the hygienists at Dental Associates and will be a crucial part of implementing our new training initiatives overall.”

Dental Associates employs over 800 Wisconsinites. Before each team member begins their first day in a clinic, they must go through an extensive training program.

Dental Associates has 14 clinics in Wisconsin and hosts all dental specialties, including general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, and more. To meet the needs of children, teens, adults and seniors, the 800-member team consists of dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, patient care coordinators, clinic management and a corporate support team.

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Founded in 1974, Dental Associates is Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice with 14 clinics throughout the state and nearly 850 staff members, including 85 doctors and 629 operatories. Dental Associates provides complete family dental services, both general and specialty dentistry, under one roof, from pediatric dentistry to specialized dental services for older adults, with a focus on excellent care that is affordable, accessible and personalized. Dental Associates is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Dental Associates is the exclusive provider for CarePlus Dental Plans, which provides affordable and high-quality dental health care insurance options to all Wisconsin residents. For more information regarding Dental Associates, visit www.dentalassociates.com.