Dental Schools in Utah

About Us

Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. was founded by a group of Utah dentists in 1997. The foundation for Academy of Dental Careers is to provide practical hands on training in a nurturing environment that prepares students for the dental field. In 2007 some of the Board Members of Academy of Dental Careers changed and further resources were put into providing the highest standard of education. We are committed to our students and know that our exceptional reputation rests on our ability to effectively prepare them for a lifetime career in Dentistry.

Each team member at Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. offers years of experience, practical knowledge, and are current with the technology being used in dental practices today. They enjoy working with students and are committed to each student’s success.

We are now offering programs in Salt Lake City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada at the following locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: (801) 664-0617
Address: 6783 So. Redwood Rd. Ste. #201, West Jordan, UT 84084

Las Vegas, Nevada Campus
Phone: (702) 755-9424
Address: 9500 West Flamingo Rd. Ste. #200, Las Vegas, NV 89147
(Las Vegas Campus located at Smile Reef Pediatric Dentistry)

Office hours are by appointment

We invite you to learn more about what truly sets us apart, our team members.

Tina Cherie Yu- Academic Administrator

Tina Cherie Yu- Academic AdministratorAs a Dental Consultant, Tina helped Dentists to overcome obstacles and reach new levels of success. Tina’s dental background consists of Hygiene Assisting, Dental Assisting, Recall Specialist, Patient Coordinator, Accounts Manager, Office Manager, and Practice Administrator. Tina has extensive knowledge of the operation of dental practices and knows how to make dental team members irreplaceable. Tina provides valuable insight to students as they prepare for interviews and assists each student in creating an effective resume. Although Tina’s main responsibilities are to oversee the operation of the business, she teaches several classes and is proactive in ensuring our students’ success.

Janice Kay Boyer- Director

Janice Kay Boyer- DirectorWith over 16 years experience in the educational field Janice understands the learning process. Janice knows how to create a nurturing environment that encourages students to increase their self-confidence, be committed to their personal advancement and to have a proactive approach toward their continual education. Janice also has several years experience in the dental field and an unparalleled knowledge of dental insurance coding and billing. At Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. Janice provides clinical instruction for both our Dental Assistant Program and Dental Office Administration Program.

James Yu, BS Business Management- Administrator

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, James has an unexcelled knowledge of successful business operations. James plays a critical role in the operations of the Academy of Dental Careers, Inc.

Robert Owen Boyer, DDS, MAGD- Academic Director

Robert Owen Boyer, DDS, MAGD- Academic DirectorDr. Boyer is an owner of Mountain View Dental Care in West Jordan, Utah and has been in practice for over 32 years. His practice is well known among the community and has been a leader in providing the highest standard of care. Dr. Boyer has been a life-long student and has devoted his time and expertise in advanced professional courses to ensure that he maintains the most modern dental skills and knowledge. Dr. Boyer knows the difference a qualified Dental Office Administrator and Dental Assistant can make in a dental practice. Dr. Boyer oversees the curriculum and the manner it is taught to students. He ensures that our curriculum is up to date in preparing our students for a career that is continually advancing.

Lisa Nielsen- Instructor

Lisa Nielsen- InstructorLisa graduated as a Dental Assistant in 1994. For over 17 years she has enjoyed her triumphant career as a Chairside and Expanded Function Dental Assistant. During this time she has advanced her knowledge and skills to include both Assistant and Administrative responsibilities. In her current position as a Dental Assistant she works with a Dentist that provides Continuing Education to his peers and expects that Lisa not only completes an abundant of Continuing Education Courses herself but that she is also current with the advancements of technology in the field of dentistry. Lisa became an Instructor at Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. in 2008 and has been committed to providing our students with the highest standard of education ever since.

Charlene Jenson- Instructor

Charlene Jenson- InstructorCharlene graduated as a Dental Assistant in 2003 and immediately began her career working in a group practice where she assisted four different dentists. She then continued her career working in various dental offices and joined Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. as an Instructor in 2009. Charlene relates well with students and is a powerful instructor. She has continued to learn all the new techniques in chairside assisting and communicates these techniques to students through hands-on training. With her formal training, experience, and continued education she has proven to be a dedicated instructor that motivates students to push themselves to do their absolute best.

Gilary Almaraz-Montoya- Academic Project Coordinator

Gilary Almaraz-Montoya- Academic Project CoordinatorGilary coordinates several different projects that are unique to Academy of Dental Careers, Inc. We believe that in order to be the best we must stay focused on giving our students more opportunity, increasing our students’ hands-on skills, and making our students more marketable as they apply for employment. Gilary is continually looking for ways we advance and continue to offer the highest standard of education. She works with students to help them prepare to apply for externship and is there for ongoing support. Gilary truly has a love for dentistry and does whatever it takes to help our students succeed.