Meet Our Staff

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  • Caybree Johnson
    Caybree JohnsonDirector

    My name is Caybree Johnson and I am the Director of Education her at Practical Dental Assisting of Utah! I have been married for 5 years to a husband who makes me laugh on a daily basis and is very hardworking. We have 2 beautiful boys 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 8 years ago and worked for a General Dentist for several years! I enjoyed every second 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 won’t find any better instructors/staff that care more then we do! We have the passion and the knowledge to show you the way and help anyway we can. Cant’ wait to see you in class!

    • Brooke O’Gwin
      Brooke O’GwinFront 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!

      • Amber Anderson
        Amber AndersonOffice Manager

        My name is Amber Anderson and I am very excited to be part of the Practical Dental Assisting of Utah Team! I will be the Office Manager for the school, and will also have the opportunity to help teach the Dental Assisting Class. I have been married for 5 years to my wonderful husband Colby. We have a wild 1 1/2 year old boy and are excited to have another baby on the way.

        I am originally from Seattle Washington but have lived in Utah for the past 7 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, almost 5 years ago. After I graduated I worked for a few General Dentists while taking care of our little boy. 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 so excited to be back at this amazing school. I am so grateful I got the cross training I needed and I love working in Dental field and look forward to getting to know and teach the amazing students we have!

        • Marissa Mahaffey
          Marissa MahaffeyInstructor

          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. 

          • Kandace Bradfield
            Kandace BradfieldInstructor

            My name is Kandace Bradfield, and I am one of the instructors of the Dental Assisting class. My husband and I have been married almost 6 years! We have a little boy who is 18 months old, and are expecting another little boy in April! We couldn’t be more excited! Life’s about to get crazy!

            I am originally from Pocatello, Idaho, but have lived in Utah for the past 8 years! We have really enjoyed raising our family here and plan on being here for a long time!

            I have been a working in the Dental Field for the past 6 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 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!

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