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CSM Dental Assisting Faculty
Deadline to pay student fees
Monday, August 3, 2015
Summer 2015 official grades available on WebSMART
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Fall 2015 Semester begins
Monday, August 17, 2015
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Dental Assisting
Meet the Faculty & Staff

Beth LaRochelleBeth LaRochelle
Title: Program Director
Degrees: M.A., University of San Francisco
Licenses: CDA, RDA
Teaching Experience: Since 1999
Career Highlights:  General Dentistry and Periodontics chairside for over 20 years
Hobbies: Knitting, reading, Spending time with my son and playing with the dogs
Quote: "It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." – Eleanor Roosevelt
Ildi DavisIldi Davis
Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: B.S.
Licenses: CDA, RDA, RDAEF, Radiology Technician
Teaching Experience: Since 2004
Career Highlights: General Chairside assistant for 20 years
Hobbies: Walking her dog, yoga, listening to music, traveling and reading
Quote: "The will to win, the desire to succeed, urge you to reach your potential. These are the keys unlocking the door to personal excellence." – Anonymous
Renee HeroldRenee Herold
Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: A.A., College of San Mateo
Licenses: CDA, RDA, CDPMA
Teaching Experience: Since 1996
Career Highlights: Pediatric Chairside assistant for 22 years, professional member of BAEG and CADAT
Hobbies: Walking her dog "Smiley", spending time with her 2 grown children and going to the movies
Quote: "One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." – Anonymous
Michele Weinstein Michele Weinstein
Title: Instructor
Licenses: CDA, RDA, RDAEF
Teaching experience: Since 2011
Career Highlights: Dental sales for 2 years, and General chairside assistant for 16 years
Hobbies: Exercising, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with my family
Quote: “If desire and the will are there, then anything is possible.” – Anonymous
Caryn GoldmanCaryn Goldman
Title: Instructional Aide II
Degrees: B.A. University of Kentucky, M.Ed. University of California, Davis; Teaching Credential, Cal State University, Hayward
Career Highlights: Math Teacher, Math Tutor, Instructional Aide in Math Labs and then Dental Assisting
Hobbies: Reading, Exercising, Walking the dog, spending time with family
Quote: "Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for,And no religion too, Imagine all the people living life in peace." – John Lennon