Instructors and Contacts
Meet Your Professor(s)
Lori Brown, RDH, MSEd, CDA
Building 9, Room 4
Lori began her teaching career at DMACC in August 1997 as Adjunct faculty in Dental Hygiene. She became a full time instructor in August of 2005, and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs. She also teaches a variety classes, including Dental Hygiene Seminar and Practicums, Radiography, Periodontology, and Ethics and Jurisprudence.
Education: B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa; M.S.E in Adult Learning and Organizational Performance from Drake University.
MPH, CDA, RDA, BA
Sarah began her teaching career at DMACC in August 2016, and serves faculty member in the Dental Assisting program. She teaches a variety of dental lecture and lab credit classes, both face-to-face and Blackboard blended courses. Sarah had worked for over 10 years in higher education before becoming a DMACC faculty member. She has practiced as a chairside dental assistant for over 30 years.
Education: Diploma in Dental Assisting from Des Moines Area Community College; B.A. in Education from Simpson College; M.P.H. in Public Health from Des Moines University.
Certificate: Certified Dental Assistant from DANB
Primary teaching interests: Oral Pathology
RDH CDA BA
Marcia Nithang is the new Dental Assistant Instructor in Bldg. #9 on the Ankeny Campus.
She graduated from Kirkwood Community College’s Dental Assistant program and then went on to earn a B.A. from the University of Iowa, then graduate from DMACC’s Dental Hygiene program.
Administrative Assistant 2
Dental Assistant Program Counseling/Advising
April Leach, Admissions
Sheri Husak, Educational Advisor