Get to know Creekview Academy – Dental Staff Training
The job opportunities for trained dental assistants is quite good in today’s marketplace. In most parts of the country, there is an acute shortage of dental assistants. An examination of the classified ads in the Sunday newspaper shows that the demand for dental assistants is quite strong. This is true all over the country as well. The majority of these ads require experienced applicants. This is where Creekview Academy comes in.
For many years our training facility at Creekview Family Dentistry in Lewisville, Texas has operated as a fully functioning dental office that has provided excellent quality dental care to the cities of Lewisville, Carrollton, Coppell, and surrounding areas located in the northern Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Our office specializes in family dentistry, general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, including dentures options. We exceed all OSHA standards for infection control to ensure safety in both our treatment and training environments from infection and bacteria.
Lead Instructor – Shirley E. Mathew, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Shirley E. Mathew, our lead instructor, earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, San Francisco. She has practiced dentistry in California and Texas and started her private practice, Creekview Family Dentistry, located in Lewisville, TX in April of 1998.
Dr. Mathew cares about long-term dental health and demonstrates that concern through membership in the following professional organizations:
- The American Dental Association
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The Texas Dental Association
- The Dallas County Dental Society
Dr. Mathew has also recently earned the distinction of becoming a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor bestowed by her fellow dentists to recognize her exemplary work and dedication to continuing education. She participates in the ongoing program of professional development and continuing education to stay up-to-date on the most recent advances in the profession and to provide quality patient treatment. The same professional standards she aquires are passed on to the students who participate in the training program here at Creekview Academy.
Professional Training through Dental Careers Institute
By partnering with Dental Careers Institute, Creekview Academy has been careful to select the best in quality training for our students. We understand Dental Assistants are the backbone of our profession and with ever growing technology, skilled and knowledgable assistants are in high demand. From the first class at Creekview Academy, you will start to develop the skills you need to excel in an excellent career as a Dental Assistant.
Creekview Academy provides quality and complete dental assistant training through the high standards training curriculum as provided by Dental Careers Institute, headquartered in O’Fallon, Missouri with training schools in Texas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Hawaii. Through their program, students learn by working hands-on what a dental assistant does on a daily basis. Saturday classes allow students to continue their current job while training for a new career. Small class sizes allow for maximum student-teacher interaction, ensuring a complete understanding of skills and techniques.
“I really enjoyed this course and am sorry to see it come to an end. I am really looking forward to my career in Dental Assisting and have learned a lot during this ten week program. I wish to thank everyone for the wonderful job you and your staff demonstrated for our class. You have all been a great influence and wonderful motivators and I want you to know how much I appreciate your dedication.”A.W.
Dental Assistant Program Participant