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Sherri Mikles began a career in dental assisting in 1981.  She is Co-founder/Director and Registrar of Dental Assisting Technologies.  She has had extensive training in all aspects of the dental office.  Sherri has gained experience over the years working in well-respected area dental offices.  She has filled in for many of the area dental offices throughout her career.  She was a certified member of DNAB, has had training with Eaglesoft software, Dentrix software, and digital radiography.  A Rock Island, IL dental assisting school employed her for 2 years prior to the opening of Dental Assisting Technologies as an instructor.  She prides herself on making her students educational experience stimulating, challenging, enlightening and fun!





Janean Brown has been a dental assistant since 1989.  She became Co-founder/Director and Registrar of Dental Assisting Technologies after relocating to the Quad Cities in 2005.  Her career began in Virginia.  She has had training in all aspects of dental assisting, working chair side in both general and pediatric dentistry.  Her last 10 years as a Virginia resident was as a financial coordinator/office manager.  In this position she received extensive training in Pride marketing & management and Dentrix software.  She volunteered for the Northern VA area dental clinics & schools and was certified in radiology with the state of VA.  Janean thoroughly enjoys her chosen career and still works as a fill in for dental offices in the area.  Her personal goal is to give her students an advantage over other applicants by implementing knowledge she has acquired from her many years of training.






Dr. Ronald Riggins, DMD graduated from Moline High School and received his B.A. in biology from the University of Iowa. He received his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and has completed a residency in general dentistry. His is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Rock Island District Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Riggins currently serves as secretary of the Rock Island District Dental Society as well as on various committees in both the Rock Island District Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society. He also serves on several boards that support the community. He is currently the president of Moline Public Schools Foundation.
Dr. Riggins practices all aspects of general dentistry at his offices in Moline and Rock Island, IL. He enjoys skiing, boating, and time with his friends and family.





Julie Wyfells'scareer in dental assisting began in 1985.  She received her certificate degree in Dental Assisting from Black Hawk College in Moline, IL.  She assisted in general dentistry until 1993.  She then decided to further her education, by attending Illinois Central Comm. College in Peoria and graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  An opportunity arose for her to teach at Carl Sandberg Colleges Dental Hygiene Program in Galesberg, IL.  She taught there for 5 years.  Since becoming a dental hygienist, she has worked for several area dentists.  Julie has done missionary dental work in Costa Rica and hopes to do more in the future.  The love for her profession has kept her involved in the dental field.






Dr. Joseph D. Jackson DMD,  A Quad City native, Dr. Jackson graduated from United Township High School in East Moline.  He then received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Dr. Jackson received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Southern Illinois University of Dental Medicine.  He is an active member in the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society and the Rock Island District Dental Society.  Dr. Jackson also volunteers with Christina’s Smile, a free dental clinic for needy children sponsored by the PGA tour.  Dr. Jackson practices with Dr. David E. Lemon, DDS in Moline.  Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lemon strive for quality dentistry in a caring and modern atmosphere.  Please visit them at www.ljdentalexcellence.com.



Trisha Price is a 2003 graduate of Excel Training Systems School of Dental Assisting in Rock Island, IL. She has been employed since as a chairside dental assistant and receptionist. She has also recieved her Associate's Degree from Black Hawk College Moline, IL and has started her Bachelor's Degree in Education at Western IL University Moline, IL.Tricia is trained in both Eagle Soft and Dentrix software. She looks forward to helping new students transition into a new career.









Dena Ross began her career in dental assisting in 1992 while living in her home town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Over her many years in the field she has gained knowledge in all areas of the dental office. She has had practice management training with The Pride institute. She has worked with the Dentrix and Eaglesoft software. Dena has also instructed Hatha Yoga for years. She finds teaching to be a gratifying part of her life. She makes a “positive experience” a personal goal in her life and through her methods of training students.








Donna Blick is a Quad City native, having attended United Township High School, Black Hawk college, and Dental Assisting Technologies. She has been employed as a Registered Dental Assistant since 2007. She has received clinical training with Cerec, Invisalign, Sleep Solutions and digital radiography. Donna has also received practice management training with The Levin Group. She has enjoyed participating in the Give Kids A Smile program. She looks forward to helping others learn skills for a rewarding and fulfilling career as a Dental Assistant.







Jeanine Mack attended Black Hawk Colleges’ Dental Assisting Program in 1983. She has been enjoying the dental field ever since. She has experience all of the dental office duties, specializing in Dental Assisting. Jeanine has had Cerec training, experience with Dentrix software, Softdent dental software and digital radiography. She has had 13 years of administrative experience as well. She enjoys the adventures of the ever changing improvements of dentistry and the positive impact that is made on a patients smile as a result. She hopes to be able to convey the importance of being a caring and conscientious dental professional to her students.






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