Our Team


Meet Our Dental Assistant Training Team
in Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Greensboro, NC

If you are interested in enrolling in dental assistant courses, consider Sunrise School of Dental Assisting. Since 2007, our instructors have been proud to provide our students with the hands-on experience and practical knowledge they need to begin their dental assistant career.  The team at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting is dedicated to seeing you succeed. Our dental programs include dental radiology, dental x-rays, and nitrous oxide sedation to give students a well-rounded education in the field.

Here at our dental assistant school, 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 obtain their dental assistant certification and reach their personal and professional goals. Learn more about our team of professional instructors and the accelerated dental assistant training options we offer. If you are ready to take the first step towards a new and rewarding dental assistant career, please contact us today.


The Triangle’s Local Source for Dental Courses

With locations in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Fayetteville, our dental assistant school welcomes students from across Burlington, Cary, Chapel Hill, Dunn, Sanford, Winston-Salem, Wilson, Smithfield, Pinehurst, Clemmons, Spring Hill, Apex, Durham, Kernersville, and Wake Forest, NC. Our dental assistant degree will supply you with all the knowledge and skills you need to help keep a patient’s teeth clean and healthy! Look no further for top-quality dental radiology, x-ray, and nitrous oxide sedation courses, as well as dental assistant administrative courses.

Dr. Dinah Vice

Dr. Dinah Vice founded 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 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 at UNC Chapel Hill. 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 assistant careers. She currently resides in Youngsville, NC with her husband and mother.

Tammy Hales, CDA – Fayetteville Instructor

Tammy Hales received her dental assistant certification 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 to the local dental community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, as well as playing volleyball.

Tracey Thompson – Greensboro Instructor

Tracey Thompson graduated from GTCC in 1996 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been working in a private practice since graduation. She is certified in Radiology, SPICE, CPR and has been training Dental Assisting I students for over 10 years. She recently traveled to Haiti to provide medical / dental care.

Tracey lives in Burlington with her two daughters. She enjoys camping, working out, shopping, and all water activities.

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