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CSM Dental Assisting Faculty
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
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
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