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EFDA dental education institute

Meet Our Instructors

Sarah Dyal

CRDH, BASDH – Director of Education and Instructor

Sarah is a practicing Certified Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Florida. She graduated in 2003 from Saint Petersburg College with her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She returned to Saint Petersburg College in 2009 to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Her dental career started in 1994 when she became a dental assistant.

She worked as a dental assistant in general practice, orthodontics and oral surgery for ten years prior to becoming a dental hygienist. She has always had a passion for education in the field of dentistry. She developed, wrote and implemented the curriculum for The Dental Education Institute. Her passion is mentoring the students through the process from the first phone call to employment.

Nicole Sperone

EFDA – Instructor

Nicole is a full-time practicing Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She began her dental assisting career right here at The Dental Education Institute and over the years has grown into a leadership position at the practice that she calls home. She has many years of experience to share with our students and is very knowledgeable in every aspect of the dental office.

Interested in Joining an Upcoming Course?

The Dental Education Institute in Clermont, Florida offers 3 Courses to help you get on your way to becoming a Dental Assistant! Take a look below to learn more about each individual course! 

10 Week Program

To graduate competent dental assistants with entry-level dental assisting skills that have completed didactic and clinical training and are prepared to pass the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification tasks through the duration of this program.

Radiology

This certification course provides knowledge of and evaluates the students’ ability to perform Radiology duties as a component of their Expanded Functions, required by the State of Florida.

EFDA

This certification course provides knowledge of and evaluates the students’ ability to perform Expanded Functions, required by the State of Florida.