• Caybree Johnson
    Caybree Johnson Director

    My name is Caybree Johnson and I am the Director of Education her at Practical Dental Assisting of Utah! I have been married for 9 years to a husband who makes me laugh on a daily basis and is very hardworking. We have 2 beautiful boys and 1 sweet girl that I can’t get enough of and they bring joy to my life every single day. I enjoy decorating my house, camping, planning parties, and thoroughly enjoy any activity that I can do and be with my family. My other passion of course, is dentistry and this wonderful dental assisting school!

    I actually graduated from this school 10 1/2 years ago and worked for a General Dentist for several years! I thoroughly enjoyed working for him because I got to assist and learn everything there was to know about Dentistry. I loved every minute of school and thought it was an amazing program that helped you every step of the way to receive and start a career.

    When the opportunity came to become the Director of this amazing school, I was so overwhelmed with gratitude because it helped get me to where I am today and I wanted to do the same for other people. I could not ask for a better job then teaching and helping people achieve their dreams and goals. Here at Practical Dental Assisting you will not find any better instructor/staff that care more then we do! We have the passion and the knowledge to show you the way and help anyway we can. Can’t wait to see you in class!

  • Brooke O’Gwin
    Brooke O’Gwin Front Office Administration Instructor

    My Name is Brooke O’Gwin, I am the Front Office Administration Instructor. I have been married to my wonderful husband Zane for three years. I enjoy anything that involves spending time with my friends and family, playing with my dog, being active, and reading!

    I myself am a previous graduate from Practical Dental Assisting of Utah. I took courses in both assisting, and front office administration. Since graduating I have spent time in multiple dental offices, and have been the office manager of a dental office for over a year now. I love working in the dental field, and look forward to passing my passion and knowledge onto my students!

  • Kandace Bradfield
    Kandace Bradfield Instructor

    My name is Kandace Bradfield, and I am one of the instructors of the Dental Assisting class. My husband and I have been married 8 years and have 3 children! Lincoln is 4, Maddox is 2, and Indie is 2 months! Life is pretty crazy around here but we love it!!

    I am originally from Pocatello, Idaho, but have lived in Utah for the past 11 years! We have really enjoyed raising our family here and plan on being here for a long time!

    I have been working in the Dental Field for years as a Dental Hygienist! I absolutely LOVE my job! I have worked in a few different offices and have learned so much from different dentists. The office I’m in now is the office I started working in right after I graduated from Hygiene school. Since I’ve been there so long, I actually get to help assist and work in the front office as well and I’ve really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Working in the dental field is so much fun! You get to meet so many different people and help your patients learn how to take care of their oral health. I’m so excited to be able to teach at this school, and look forward to meeting each one of you!

  • Minda Tanner
    Minda Tanner Instructor

    I am from the small farm town of Weiser, Idaho. I am the oldest of five. I have one child, a little girl. My husband and I got married in 2014. “Patience is a virtue” as I have learned.
    I love to travel. I love to cook and eat. I love being outside. I have been in the dental field since 2008. I started out as a dental assistant, then went to dental hygiene school and graduated in 2010. I am the Dental Assisting instructor for the South Jordan location. I enjoy helping people and educating them about their oral health!

  • Amber Anderson
    Amber Anderson Instructor

    My name is Amber Anderson and I have been a instructor at PDA for 3 1/2 years. I am the Office Manager for the school, and also get to teach the clinical portion of the Assisting class. I have been married for 8 years to my wonderful husband Colby. We have two amazing and wild boys. Crew is 5 years old and Harvey is almost 3 years old.

    I am originally from Seattle Washington, but have lived in Utah for the past 10 years.

    I Graduated from LDS Business College in Salt Lake before I decided to start my career in the dental field here at this wonderful school. I graduated from both programs; the dental assisting and front office administration 8 years ago. After I graduated I worked for a few General dentists as well as an oral surgeon before starting my career as an instructor at Practical Dental Assisting of Utah. With the knowledge I learned here at our school, I was able to be a Dental Assistant and eventually became the Office Manager of a dental practice. I have a great passion and love for the dental industry and am so grateful for the opportunity to teach and help others find their spot in this amazing industry. I am so grateful I got the cross training I needed and I love working in Dental field. I look forward to getting to know and teach the amazing students we have!

  • Cassidy Barney
    Cassidy Barney Instructor

    My name is Cassidy Barney, I am the night dental assisting instructor as well as the orthodontic instructor.
    I grew up in Spanish Fork Utah and have lived here my whole life! I attended Spanish Fork High School. In my free time I enjoy anything that has to do with music and being surrounded by friends and family!

    I graduated from Mountainland Applied Technology college for dental assisting my senior year of high school and have been assisting ever since! I currently work in a general dentistry office and I love it so much because I get to see all different aspects of dentistry everyday!

    In the past 4 years I’ve gained a broad understanding of dentistry and all that it encompasses. I love learning new things every day about dentistry and I’m so excited to bring that knowledge into the classroom! When I got hired at PDA I felt so fortunate to have this amazing opportunity fall into my lap! I love this field and feel so grateful to be able to teach others about how great of a career it is!

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