I have always enjoyed working with people to help get them find the path they always wanted. Playing many parts in the Dental Assistant Training Schools (DATS), I have enjoyed helping create a program which helps people find the career they truly love. Working in the administrative office and also as the CPR teacher, I enjoy the conversations I have with the prospective students, our enrolled students and then the stories of how happy our graduates are in the offices they are now are working. At DATS we always talk about how your co-workers start feeling like family as you get into a routine, for me it truly is as it is a family owned business. When Dr. Becker decided to open DATS, he asked if I wanted to join in, he did not have to ask me twice. It’s been an exciting adventure and with our great teachers providing instruction to our students, I continue to say DATS can “Change Your Life.”
It is my privilege to be a part of the DATS program where students have the opportunity to explore and become part of the profession of dentistry. I’ve been in dentistry for over 20 years with many rewarding experiences. There are many opportunities available in the field. I’ve worked in practices ranging from single doctor offices to multi-doctor, multi-specialty, multi-location group practices. I joined DATS when the school initially opened and I thoroughly enjoy working collectively with our highly skilled instructors to provide an exceptional education experience for our students.
Sandy has over 21 years of experience in the dental field. Starting out as a sterilization tech she cleaned and sterilized instruments and also set up treatment rooms. She received her x-ray certification from NOVA community college and trained to be a dental assistant. She has been an instructor with DATS for over 4 years and enjoys educating students as they prepare for a rewarding career as a dental assistant. She lives in Fredericksburg with her husband, Michael and her children. She enjoys boating.
Hello, my name is Kelly Campbell. I’ve been a dental assistant since 1992. I have been an instructor with DATS since October 2006. I currently work as a dental assistant for Dr. Wendy Moore in King George, VA. I have several hobbies to include cross stitch, watching old science fiction movies, tech (both old and new), and playing board games with the family. I like the scenery at the mountains and the sunshine at the beach. I enjoy family, friends and a good book in any location.
Annie Bernier earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines and completed her internship with the Philippine Armed Forces. Since arriving in the United States over 17 years ago, she has worked in several practices that specialize in cosmetic dentistry. For the last 6 years she has been working with DATS as an instructor. Annie is certified in Expanded Function and Radiology in both Florida and Maryland. She is dedicated to giving all the best she has to make a difference and offer her students a career or a profession in the future. She encourages and motivates her students to excel and further their education in the field of dental assisting. She finds it very fulfilling when her students succeed.
My name’s Lisa Brown and I have been a dental assistant for over 25 years. I received my training at the Medix School in Towson, Maryland. I’ve been employed for the past 11 years by Dental One Associates in Columbia, MD as their Dental Assistant Coordinator. I have had the opportunity to work in all aspects of Dentistry and one of my favorite specialties is Periodontics. My love and passion of Dentistry lead me to DATS where I have been teaching for several years. It is very rewarding to watch the students flourish and grow. I am married with two wonderful children.