With over forty years of combined experience serving the dental community, our staff brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, expertise, and care for our students. Each member is committed to our students' success both academically and professionally and to serving the dental community by training the finest and most professional dental assistants in the Triangle area.
Wendy, the Director and Owner, has had a passion for the dental field for the past twenty years. In 1998, she helped to start a hugely successful dental practice in Palatka, Florida along with friend and mentor, Dr. Suzanne M. Wilbur D.M.D.
After spending several years working to ensure the success of this practice and learning countless lessons about the dental field and customer care, Wendy discovered a passion for education. At this point, Wendy went back to school and earned a degree in education. Following this passion, Wendy spent five years teaching in the public school system before moving to the Triangle area with her husband.
Since moving to the area in 2010, Wendy has been an active educator teaching as a dental assisting instructor. It is through this experience that Wendy has combined and honed her skills as a dental field professional and educator.
Born and raised in Cary, NC, Hayleigh attended UNC Wilmington and has been working in orthodontics for the past three years and absolutely loves it. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, their golden retriever, Barkley, and their two cats, Nala and Jinx. Hayleigh has a passion for teaching everything related to the dental field and seeing students gain confidence in their abilities as they prepare for their new career.