Jean Ocasio, CDA, BsBA, M.H.A. has vast knowledge of dentistry procedures and the ability to provide in-depth training for the dental assistant. As an office manager, he continually seeks to evolve in his knowledge of dentistry and enhance his skill set as he leads dental assistants and treatment coordinators to embrace the ever-changing landscape of dentistry.
Pam Kovar, RDA EFDA
Pam Kovar, RDA EDDA has been a dental assistant since 2003. I completed every EFDA course offered in the state of MO a few years after I started dental assisting. I am in charge of the care of our 1000+ Invisalign patients. I manage and assist in our extensive surgical and cosmetic cases.
Tomas Saucedo, RDA
Tomas Saucedo has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1993. He knew instantly that his passion was to help people improve their smiles. Tomas has a vast knowledge of dental procedures, which has allowed him to provide in-depth dental team training. Currently, Tomas is the Director of Digital Integration, Practice Coordinator, and Office Manager for the Encino Dental Health and Cosmetics team.
Amber Black, RDA
I have been in the dental field since 1998. I am a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and a licensed Orthodontic Assistant (OA). I have worked in Orthodontics my entire dental career. Seeing our patient’s self-esteem improve and becoming part of their smile transformation is very rewarding.
Ewa Bujalski, CDA
As a certified dental assistant, she both worked and helped to train others at the Nash Institute, honing her skills throughout the years while striving to learn the constantly changing techniques and methods in modern dentistry. As an active member of the Dental Assisting National Board, Ewa also spends her time teaching or speaking on behalf of Contemporary Product Solutions.
Lashae Steele, RDA
She received her C.D.A. in 2008 from the DANB and has experience in all aspects of Dental Assisting, Treatment Coordinating, Office Managing, Professional Relations, and Marketing. LaShae began teaching as a dental trainer in 2014 for A.C.A. and has thoroughly enjoyed connecting with other dental professionals. Her true passion is cultivating relationships with others and making a difference in their quality of life.
Brenda Kirken, CDA RDA
I have served the dental profession for over 35 years as a patient care coordinator and clinical assistant, fully certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and registered by the State of Michigan Brenda is a adjunct instructor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, where I teach third- and fourth-year dental students in a clinical setting
Geri started her passion and dedication to dentistry 25 years ago. She received her certification in dental assisting from Tulsa Technology Center in 1991.She is currently the clinical supervisor/lead assistant for Kenneth Garner DDS for General and Cosmetic Dentistry), Kids Dental (Pediatric/Sedation Clinic), and T.M.J. Tulsa (O.B.I. Dentistry Optimal Biology International, Bio Esthetic Dentistry).
Krystal Meyers, EFDA
Krystal Meyers, EFDA has earned a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 18 plus years in dentistry. Krystal continues to raise the bar by mastering new technologies, including Invisalign, ITero and Cerec Digital Impressions, Digital Dentistry, Dental Sleep Appliances, and Digital Photography.
Ariela Myler, EFDA
Ariela Myler, EFDA worked alongside and learned from prominent dentists in her community, Dr. Goger, Carl and Walker for 13 years. She has vast knowledge in all aspects of dental assisting and loves to learn. From simple procedures to full mouth reconstructions, Invisalign, and more. She loves dentistry, but painful experiences from her youth in Albania, helps her see her patients through compassionate eyes. She loves to help other assistants by teaching and training through A.C.A. with Shannon and the team
Susie Tschetter, CDA
Susie Tschetter, CDA has over twenty years’ experience in dentistry and is a Registered Dental Assistant, R.D.A., a DANB Certified Dental Assistant (C.D.A.), as well as a Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator (CDPMA). Susie has assisted in all aspects of general and specialty dentistry from chairside to the front desk to the dental laboratory. She has ten years’ experience assisting in an orthodontic practice, which incorporated Invisalign
Kristen Cox CDA
Kristen Cox is a Virginia Beach native that began her dental assisting career in 2006. She started at a general dentist office then decided to further her job at a well known Endodontic practice. In 2011 she got the fantastic opportunity to join the practice of Dr. John Cranham. He is an internationally recognized speaker and teacher on smile design, contemporary occlusal concepts, treatment planning, digital photography, and much more. She has learned and grown exponentially, working beside him for nine years..
Michael Panaccio EFDA
A description Michael Panaccio, EFDA has been an EFDA Dental Assistant since 2012. Michael loves using his vast knowledge of dentistry to assist his patients. He is always ready and willing to help. Currently, Michael is working alongside Dr. Ross Enfinger in Orlando, where he uses Cerec, Cone bean, and a 3D printer daily. Over the years, Michael has consulted in conducting in-office training, guest speaking, live demos, hands-on dentistry courses, and helps manage local dental study clubs goes here.
Sandy Yanes, CDA
Sandy Yanes, CDA Since 1972, has found the love for dentistry and making people feel comfortable. Sandy has always loved meeting people and making them feel comfortable. In 1972, Sandy worked for three different dentists. Eventually, Dr. Chamberlain told her she needed to become a certified dental assistant. He called the School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill and got her into the assistant’s program. Sandy earned her C.D.A. with honors in Orthodontics. For the next 17 years, she worked in Ortho until leaving for Italy, where she took time to home school her three children.
Pauline Nelson, CDA
have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1997. I have worked for Dr. Mark Holt, in Roseville, CA, as an orthodontic assistant since 2000. My favorite part of my job is to see how our patients grow and change over the years. They start so young, and then they end up taller than me! It’s amazing!
Laura A. Perzinski, CDA, B.A., TC
A description Laura Perzinski, CDA has worked in the orthodontic dental industry for 13 years as a certified dental assistant in the state of Colorado. I went on to pursue a B.A. in psychology from the University of Colorado. I’ve always worked in an orthodontic office and am now a treatment coordinator at an orthodontic office in Denver, CO, for Dr. Bryan Williams. goes here.
Ingrid Castellanos DDS
Dr. Castellanos received her dental and her Speciality in Orthodontics, both from Universidad Nacional Autanoma de Mexico Facultad de Odontologia in Mexico City, Mexico. She has lectured National and internationally and holds memberships in the International Association of Dental Research, Academia Mexicana de Ortodoncia (Mexican Academy of Orthodontists), and the American Association of Orthodontists, in addition to being a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Melonie Wallace, CDA
Melonie Wallace CDA, initially born in Alabama, is now a native of South Carolina. She is happily married and has four beautiful girls. Melonie enjoys running, exercising, and spending time with family. She is a dedicated member of her church and has a passion for helping others.
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