Allie is a graduate of So. IL University at Carbondale with an Associate’s degree in Dental Laboratory Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technical Studies. Soon after starting her career Allie attained CDT (TE) status and entered a leadership role in a lab denture department. The experience strengthened her skills and opened opportunities to gain further knowledge from some very talented and respected mentors in the dental technology profession.
The passion for the profession motivated her to eventually open a full service lab. The success of this lab was not exclusively attributed to education and motivation. Allie is fortunate to have found a soulmate with the same career interest, Mark Williamson, CDT-DTG is her husband and her career partner. Together they grew Essex Dental Laboratory Inc. into a successful, full service boutique lab.
Today, Allie is the Technical Education Specialist at The Ottawa Dental Laboratory in Ottawa, IL. Her career of 36+ years has given her a boundless amount of knowledge that stems from education and experience. Allie is committed to pass this knowledge to the next generation of dental technicians and influence young technicians to take dental technology to an entirely new level.