Meet Our Dental Assisting School Instructors – Worcester, MA

Your Guides to a New Life

You’ll be in great hands from day one thanks to our dental assisting school instructors. Each one has several years of experience both on the job and teaching, ensuring you’ll easily grasp new information, get complete answers to your questions, and will feel comfortable throughout the course. They are each extremely passionate about our mission, which is to help people take control of their lives and begin a fulfilling and rewarding career in the most effective way possible.

Alisha Cunningham
Academy Director

NE Dental Academy director Alisha Cunningham

After years of taking college classes and not knowing what the end result would be, Alisha decided to look into a field that she had always been intrigued about. She was always into keeping a healthy mouth, so much so that after a traumatic car accident, one of the first things that she asked was, “Are my teeth OK?” She knew going forward she needed a quick track to a career, and dental assisting sounded like the perfect fit! She toured a local dental assistant program and started a month later.

One of the dental offices she was working at routinely accepted students from a local technical high school, and her manager could rarely get any of the staff to help the students while they were in the dental office. Alisha volunteered and began to really enjoy seeing them grow and their confidence increase! She reached out to a local post-secondary school and mentioned that if any opportunity were to arise to teach to keep her in mind. Two years after working in her dental office with students shadowing, she was offered a chance to start teaching a night program. She also received certification to teach CPR.

Today, Alisha deeply enjoys seeing all the relationships develop amongst the class members. She loves watching them learn new concepts (teeth numbers, processing instruments, sitting chairside and suctioning, etc.) and applying them confidently within a class or at their externship dental office. She sees a classroom full of new students as a personal challenge for herself to accommodate each of them who are willing to succeed. One of her absolute favorite things to do is sign their certificates of completion, knowing that they are started on a journey to an ever-growing career!  When she is not teaching, Alisha enjoys spending time with her two dogs and her family. She also loves country music!

Michelle O'Sullivan
Daytime Instructor

Catherine Robles
Evening Instructor

NE Dental Academy team member

Kelly Rose

NE Dental Academy team member

Michael Mello
Admissions Representative