I received by Dental Assisting Diploma from FTCC in 1991. After graduating from FTCC I went on to take the DANB exam to become a Certified Dental Assistant. Since that time I have been working at Cape Fear Oral Surgery as the Lead Dental Assistant. I have been teaching at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting since 2010. I love meeting all the new students and working side-by-side with them as they learn all about the wonderful world of dental assisting! I have lived in Fayetteville, NC my entire life and I have grown very familiar with all the area dental professionals.
I am married and have 2 beautiful children and 1 grandchild. In my little bit of spare time I love to play volleyball!
I have just recently joined Sunrise School of Dental Assisting in Fayetteville, NC as a Clinical Assistant. I have been dental assisting since 2001 and am currently working in a pediatric office.
I have been married to my husband, Kelvin Lankford, for 21 year and we have 3 beautiful daughters together, ages 16, 18, and 20. I am excited about helping all the future students further their educational goals in the dental field!
Jaylyn Miller September 5, 2017
Prior to attending Sunrise School of Dental Assisting I had zero knowledge of the dentistry field and what this career choice would have in store for me. I had an awesome instructor, as well as current Dental Assistants at Sunrise, to help guide me and continue to be successful in my career. Everyone has been extremely helpful and I have had nothing less than a great experience. After graduation, I was hired on by Sunrise and couldn’t be more happy with my job and the decision to attend Sunrise School of Dental Assisting! Thank you all!!
Katie Panchak February 17, 2017
If you’re looking into a promising career as a dental assistant, look no further! I recently graduated from Sunrise School of Dental Assisting and couldn’t be happier with the program! This course provided me with all the knowledge and tools that I needed to become successful in my field. Now I am proud to say that after graduation I have been hired on by Sunrise Dental and LOVE my job! Thanks guys!
Madison McCullock January 12, 2017
Sunrise School of Dental Assisting provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed to begin my career in the Dental field. The instructors were very helpful and thorough in explaining the lessons and procedures to the class, and also made it a point to provide any additional help/tutoring before/after lessons for students. I enjoyed my experience at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to receive the proper education necessary in order to excel in their Dental Assisting career
Ashley Hicks June 15, 2016
At Sunrise they give you the tools you need to become successful as a Dental Assistant. You have smaller numbers in the class, so you are able to have more one on one time with an instructor if needed. It is a fast paced class, but the instructor is willing to meet with you before class time if you need help. It is a good balance between lectures and actual lab time. You have great hands on experience and work with live “patients” (class members) in order to get an actual feel of what it would be like. The team at Sunrise Dental are very encouraging and push you to strive for your best. They also help with shadowing at different offices and even inform you if there are job openings at other offices. I would recommend this program to anyone and know that they would also get the great training that I have received!