My name is Marissa Mahaffey, and I am the instructor for the orthodontic program here at Practical Dental Assisting of Utah! I grew up in California, but I have a few places I like to call home. I met my husband in Hawaii over 4 years ago, and we’ve been besties ever since. We both love singing, dancing, traveling, and laughing.
I graduated from this school years ago, and absolutley loved the fun, hands-on environment. Right before graduation, I got hired at an office that practices all aspects of dentistry. This is where I learned how to be an orthodontic assistant, and quickly fell in love with everything about orthodontics. I was so excited when I was asked to start the orthodontic program here, and I’ve had so much fun every step of the way! I love being able to teach and share my love for this part of dentistry with all the awesome students here.