About Dental Depot Academy
of Dental Assisting
After decades of serving Oklahomans with quality, affordable dentistry and training dental assistants through its successful internship program, the locally owned and operated Dental Depot designed and established its own Academy of Dental Assisting. The Academy has one goal – to educate and prepare students by emphasizing the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and real-world experience that students will need to thrive in the dental assisting profession.
About Dental Depot Practices
Dental Depot is an Oklahoma family-owned and operated dental practice devoted to serving every patient with high-quality, affordable dental care. Founded in 1978 as a private practice, Dental Depot has grown to include 21 general dentistry offices and seven orthodontic offices across Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona. As a company culture, Dental Depot is dedicated to preserving and nurturing our ties to the communities we live and work in, and to treating our patients and their families as a part of our own.
Meet Our Dental Assisting Instructors
Director, Dental Depot Academy of Dental Assisting
Kelly Helms holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Kelly got into post-secondary education back in 2008 starting out as an Enrollment Counselor. Over time, Kelly has been Director of Admissions, Director of Career Services, and Director of Education with various institutions. With over 13 years’ experience in post-secondary education, and 15 years in a leadership position, Kelly is excited to a part of the Dental Depot team and helping to guide students to a rewarding career as a Dental Assistant.
Mona is a lead dental assistant with Dental Depot and has been with the practice for nearly 20 years. Overall, Mona has more than 30 years of experience in the dental assisting field. She is known for her skill as a dental assistant and her ability to solve problems. Mona enjoys serving as a mentor for up-and-coming dental assistants and embracing Dental Depot’s mission to provide all patients with compassionate care.