Instructors and Contacts

Meet Your Professor(s)

Lori Brown, RDH, MSEd, CDA

Lori Brown, RDH, MSEd, CDA

Program Director
Ankeny Campus
Building 9, Room 4
515-964-6309

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. 

Sarah Bouma

Sarah Bouma

MPH, CDA, RDA, BA
Ankeny Campus
AN09-08
515-964-6312

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

Marcia Nithang

Marcia Nithang

RDH CDA BA
Ankeny Campus
AN09-10
515-964-6308

​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. 

Julie Benson

Julie Benson

Administrative Assistant 2
Ankeny Campus
AN09-2A
515-964-6371

Dental Assistant Program Counseling/Advising

April Leach, Admissions
Phone: 515-965-7145
adleach@dmacc.edu

Sheri Husak, Educational Advisor
515-964-6467
slhusak@dmacc.edu