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Adbul Ghadiali

Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 am

Lincoln Technical Academy (on the corner of Cherokee Lane and Pine Street) houses the Regional Occupation Center and Adult School for Lodi Unified School District.

Our school offers a host of career-based courses which are available to 11th- and 12th-graders, and in some cases, adults. Lodi Unified high school juniors and seniors are transported daily from their home high school to LTA by school bus.

Our classes complement the education students receive at their primary high school. Many of our students have experienced satisfying and successful careers after completing their education at Lincoln Tech.

The following is an example of just one of our success stories. It was written by Adbul Ghadiali, a former student of Cheri Evans who teaches Dental Assisting at Lincoln Tech:

I am very grateful to have had taken a dental assisting course at Lincoln Technical Academy while I was a senior at Tokay High School. It was a very interesting course and I enjoyed learning about the dental field. Through Lincoln Technical Academy I became interested in pursuing dentistry as a career.

During my dental assisting program at LTA, I was able to do a two month internship at UOP’s Dental Clinic in Stockton. While interning there, I got my first one-on-one experience working with patients and it was truly very rewarding. Through this internship I learned more about the profession from resident dentists and student dental hygienists.

I decided to pursue dental hygiene at UOP and received a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene in 2010. For the next three years, I gained amazing experience working locally as a registered dental hygienist. However, I wanted to further my education in the dental field because it is such an interesting field of study and there is so much more to learn — I could not hold myself back.

I received amazing support from my family, my dental office, and patients and I was able to fulfill my remaining prerequisites for dental school while working part time. I am currently in my first semester of education to become a dentist at University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Thanks,

Abdul

If you would like to enroll in classes at Lincoln Technical Academy, consult your high school counselor or call our counselor Trang Do at 209-331-7605.

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