Director of Curriculum / Owner
Annette graduated from Lakeland Dental Academy in 1982. She is the owner and founder of Altrain Dental Assisting Academy. Her 35 years of professional experience include working as a Back-Office Assistant, Office Manager, Practice Manager and Instructor.
Throughout Annette’s experience in the dental field along with the feedback she received from dentists and other dental professionals she found that typical dental assisting students were poorly trained, primarily book taught, scared and lacked confidence. In 2005 she decided to open Altrain Dental Assisting Academy, where she would train ordinary people to become exceptional dental assistants. Annette’s philosophy includes a strong belief in a four day a week schedule, consistent reviews of curriculum, hands-on training in a dental office setting, small class sizes, and dedicated supportive instructors. The training is provided in a safe environment for learning where it’s okay to make mistakes. Annette eliminated all the excuses and reasons to not take the state certifications and includes the exam fees in the tuition. The program includes thorough exam preparation and she personally meets students individually to ensure they are ready to take the exams.