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. 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 the Dental Depot Academy Staff
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.
Jessica Grant began her career in dentistry in 2004 during her junior year in high school. She was hired during the first year of her program by the office where she was completing her externship in Ithaca, NY. She has traveled and taken part in multiple seminars and continuing education to better serve patients’ and the community to offer state of the art technology and procedures to subside patient anxiety and discomfort. Jessica has served as a certified dental assistant (CDA), treatment coordinator, and educator, and commits herself to continuing education. She volunteers annually with Remote Area Medical (RAM), Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OKMOM), and Dentistry from the Heart and is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. After nearly 17 years in dentistry, Jessica is a fully committed dental professional and educator and is looking forward to continuing her career as a dental assistant instructor at Dental Depot Academy of Dental Assisting.
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.