Good health care encompasses every aspect of a person’s life, and relies on the various professions working together to provide an overall sense of wellness. Our graduates benefit from an education rich in real-world, collaborative training. By the time they get to the workplace, they already know what to expect and how to work in teams of professionals to provide patients with the best care.
Our graduates are entrepreneurs and employees in organizations large and small. They work across all sectors of society from nurses in community clinics, to health information managers in large urban hospitals, to restorative dental hygienists in family-operated clinics. The thread that joins them is how their George Brown education prepared them for career success.
Not many people are thrust into the role of running the family business at the age of 22. But this was the case for Drew Ferraro when, in 1999, his father passed away leaving behind a thriving orthodontics company. At the time, Drew was in the second year of the Dental Technologist program at George Brown College to try a profession he had only decided to pursue a few years earlier.
“There is no better place to go for Dental Technology than George Brown College,”
Restorative Dental Hygiene
Dragana Medjedovic studied to become a dentist in her home country of Serbia, but after coming to Canada in 1997 found that in order to become accredited here she would need to take a two-year program costing over $100,000.
"They changed the laws in 2000," Dragana explains. "Instead of four exams, it became mandatory to take the two-year qualifying program."
Without the money for the costly program, Dragana decided to study Dental Hygiene instead. She enrolled in George Brown College's Restorative Dental Hygiene post-diploma program looking to expand her existing knowledge and become familiar with the latest technology and equipment.
"I liked George Brown right away, especially the teachers. They were the best teachers I have ever had; extremely helpful, and a limitless source of information," she says, "On the rare occasions they didn't have an answer to a question, they would find out and get back to you right away."
Dr. ANTHONY BRISSETT
Dr. Anthony Brissett, a graduate of the Dental Assistant program in 1986, was the 2001 recipient of the Premier’s Award for Health Sciences. Dr. Brissett is a clinician investigator and instructor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, specializing in head and neck surgery. He credits George Brown for awakening his intellectual curiosity and providing the foundation for his success in the medical field.