Students of the Elite Dental Assisting School receive hands-on experience and instruction from dental professionals who work each day in this rewarding field. Led by Dr. Melina Cozby, the program's faculty is passionate about helping our students learn the skills they will need, while providing positive encouragement and direction. Our team will take you step-by-step through front-office operations, regular dental appointments, and assisting in advanced dental procedures.To learn more about our dental assistant program faculty, contact our Dallas, TX-area office today.
Meet Dr. Melina Cozby
Dr. Cozby founded the Elite Dental Assisting School because of a passion for the field of dentistry, and a desire to share that passion with others. Dr. Cozby noticed a lack of programs in the Dallas area that were not only affordable, but also provided the extensive hands-on experience necessary to become a great dental assistant. This 14-week dental assistant program offers exceptional training, 0% interest financing, and low payment options.
Dr. Cozby herself struggled with dental phobia, or extreme fear of the dentist, as a child. When she found a dentist who treated her with kindness and compassion, she was able to overcome her fear. Eventually, she chose to study dentistry to help others feel comfortable in the dentist's chair, and to receive the dental care they need.
Dr. Cozby grew up in Forney, graduating from Texas A&M University and later receiving her doctorate in dental surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry. In addition to providing education to others through the Elite Careers Dental Assisting School of Texas, Inc., Dr. Cozby herself attends many hours of continuing education courses, sometimes as much as four times the amount required by national dental boards. She is happy to help you learn the proper techniques you will need in order to achieve long-term success.
Meet Julie Sloan
Julie Sloan is a registered dental assistant and an instructor with the Elite Dental Assisting School. Julie has real-world experience assisting with orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontal care, and general and cosmetic dentistry treatments. As the lead instructor for this program, Julie will help you learn the skills you need to establish a rewarding career.
Meet the Rest of Our Team
Throughout the dental assisting program, you will work with experienced team members and gain insight into the daily life of an assistant:
- Dr. Lewellen assists Dr. Cozby in teaching patients a full range of dental services including fillings, crowns, dentures, and braces.
- Dr. Pope is a periodontist providing surgical care including implants, wisdom teeth extraction, IV sedation, sinus lift surgery, and grafting procedures.
- Brittany is our insurance coordinator and a dental assistant. She will help you understand patient financing and how to help patients explore different payment options.
- Alicia is our office manager. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field. She will help you understand the daily responsibilities of administrative personnel.
To learn more about the dental assisting program, or to reserve your seat at an open house, contact Elite Dental Assisting School today.