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Dental Assisting

Meet the Faculty

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, mountain biking, spending time with my family, including my horses and 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: Chairside RDA for both General and Pediatric offices for over 20 years, Administrative Assistant in both General and Pediatric office for over 10 years, and member of BAEG
Hobbies: Walking her boxer Toby, hiking, gardening and traveling
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: General chairside assistant for 20 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