T.J. Mariner - Lead Clinical Instructor
Shanda Stevens, R.D.H. - Instructor
T.J. began her dental assisting career in the White Mountains of Arizona in 2003. She has worked in numerous capacities within the dental field. She is the Lead Clinical Instructor with My Dental Assisting Institute, sharing her love and passion for dentistry as well as teaching. She has 3 children and loves spending her free time with them and being active.
Shanda started her dental career as a dental assistant in 1999 and worked until 2002 when she was accepted into dental hygiene school at Coastal Bend College in Beeville, TX. After graduating in 2004 from Coastal Bend, she returned to the valley and has been working as a dental hygienist. With over 15 years experience in the dental field as both an assistant and a hygienist, she has decided to help spread the knowledge of dentistry as a dental assistant instructor for My Dental Assisting Institute.
Ellie Mercer - Instructor
Ellie has been a dental assistant since 2011. She has worked in multiple disciplines and specialties within the dental field and with multiple doctors, where she has been able to see and learn multiple techniques. It’s because of this vast knowledge and background, along with a great personality, that has made her an excellent instructor.
Val Platero - Instructor
Val has worked in every facet in the dental field, from dental assistant to office manager. She has an extensive knowledge base of all dental procedures and a great desire to learn and teach. She has been a dental assistant since 2000 after completing her training in Minnesota. She is a great resource and instructor for all things dental.