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Our Team

At the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting, we believe the hallmark of any great educational program is the quality of its instructors. We are immensely proud of the knowledge and experience of our team, as well as the passion they have for helping each student reach their personal and professional goals.


Dr. Dinah Vice

Dr. Dinah Vice founded the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting in 2007 with the goal of providing a modern, convenient, and affordable education in dental assisting.

Dr. Vice is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned her undergraduate degree as well as her dental hygiene degree. She was a practicing dental hygienist for 8 years before earning admission to the UNC School of Dentistry. Since graduating in 1984, Dr. Vice has had the privilege of caring for patients in the Triangle for more than three decades. Her practice, Sunrise Dental, serves as the headquarters for the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting at their Raleigh office. With 4 locations throughout the Triangle, Sunrise Dental is one the area’s leading dental practices.

She and her husband, Rick, have three children (two of whom are dentists) and 11 grandchildren.


Jennifer Schriver, DAII, RDH – Raleigh Instructor

Jennifer Schriver’s dental career began in 1970 when she graduated from dental assisting school. She spent the next two years earning her dental hygiene degree, and subsequently practiced dental hygiene in a private office for 17 years.

She then earned a bachelor’s degree in Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Aside from her career as a practicing hygienist, Jennifer has worked for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, both as a Professional Sales Representative and as a District Sales manager. She was also the Director of Sales at Discus Dental, one of the world’s leading companies in the development of professional tooth whitening products, as well as other dental equipment and materials.

Jennifer currently works in the Raleigh location, where she consistently exudes a passion for teaching and helping students achieve excellence in their dental careers. She currently resides in Youngsville, NC with her husband and mother.


Sheila Foster-Wright, DAII – Greensboro Instructor

Sheila Foster-Wright began her dental career in 1999 as a dental assistant, receiving her x-ray certification and OSHA training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Shelia has been employed both in the private and public sector, including time spent working at a community clinic. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Education.

Shelia is a Virginia native and currently lives with her family in Greensboro.


Tammy Hales, CDA – Fayetteville Instructor

Tammy Hales received her dental assisting diploma from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 1991, when she also passed the Dental Assisting National Board Exam. This achievement earned her the title of Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). Since that time, she has been employed at Cape Fear Oral Surgery as Lead Dental Assistant.

Tammy joined the Sunrise team in 2010. She is a lifelong Fayetteville resident with strong ties in the local dental community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, as well as playing volleyball.

The Program

Our school offers you an ideal opportunity to begin your career quickly and affordably. Each student learns all the necessary skills and knowledge to immediately enter the dental assisting field in either a part or full-time position in only thirteen weeks. With conveniently scheduled classes, you can maintain your current job for a smooth transition into the dental field. Please see the Program tab to learn more about what you can gain from our program.

The Owner

Sunrise School of Dental Assisting is owned by Dinah B. Vice, DDS, and her husband, Rick Vice. Dr. Vice opened the school in 2007 to provide a quality education in dental assisting that is convenient and affordable. The instructors at all of our locations are experienced and qualified professionals. Our team works together to provide our students the most comprehensive and modern educational experience possible.

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