The Wayne County Schools Career Center Outstanding Business Partner in February 2015 was Wooster Dental. Accepting the award were Dr. Alan Kiefer and Dr. Ferenc (pronounce Frank) Relle. The business was nominated by Dental Assisting Instructor Shelly Perry.
Wooster Dental has been a part of Wooster since 1984, when Dr. Alan Kiefer and his family moved from California to his hometown. Today, the company has 16 employees, including Career Center graduates Megan Varner and Morgan Gunn. It is located on Beall Avenue, across from the Wooster Community Hospital.
“Dr. Kiefer has provided placement and hired my students for years,” said Mrs. Perry. “Dr. Ferenc Relle has done the same since he arrived at Wooster Dental.” She said Wooster Dental’s support of her program is very important. “They have been instrumental in providing jobs for placement as well as long-term employment for graduates.”
Wooster Dental hires Career Center students and participates in placements and internships. Dr. Kiefer is an active member of the Wooster Rotary, and both he and Dr. Relle work at a free clinic to provide healthcare assistance to those in need on a monthly basis. Dr. Relle has also enjoyed returning to his hometown, and enjoys spending time with his family.
The Career Center would like to thank Wooster Dental for its continued support of career and technical education in Wayne County.