Our instructors are committed to your education. Over the course of our 10-week program, our dentist and dental assisting instructors will provide you with training in clinical skills, dental office management, patient education, infection control, radiation health and safety, and much more. Our hands-on approach is designed to help you transition directly into a dental office with all the skills and confidence you need to succeed. To enroll in Assist to Succeed Lehi and learn more about our dental assisting program in Lehi, Utah, contact us today at 801-766-3700.

Dr. Terry Ferrell & Alisha Ferrell

Dr. Terry Ferrell and his wife, Alisha, met while attending Bountiful High School. Their first date didn’t happen, however, until after Dr. Ferrell served an LDS mission in New Zealand and Alisha served in South Africa. After getting married, Dr. Ferrell and Alisha attended BYU full-time, and both worked part-time at the Missionary Training Center. Following graduation at BYU, they moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where Dr. Ferrell attended Creighton Dental School. Their second son was born there, and they named him Crayton! For the last 25 years, much of Dr. Ferrell and Alisha’s time and energy have been spent raising three amazing sons and five wonderful daughters. They both love spending time with family, traveling and serving others.

Dr. Ferrell is the owner of Center Creek Dental and the Director of Assist to Succeed Lehi. He is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Utah dental residency program and a Utah Dental Association board member.





Beth has been a dental assistant for three years. She loves being an assistant because of the ability to connect with patients. Her ability to connect with patients allows them to feel more comfortable and less stressed during their appointments! She finds great fulfillment in giving patients the best quality of care that is provided. She is passionate about being a dental assistant because she is constantly learning new things! She loves to share this passion with her students. Beth also loves to bake, craft and spend time outside! She is the oldest of three kids. She loves to spend time with her family; they enjoy hunting, fishing and camping



Makale has been a dental assistant for 2 and half years. She loves being a dental assistant because it allows her to take care of others and help them feel confident about their smile! Yet, her biggest inspiration has been her dad. Her dad is a dentist and she has had the opportunity to assist him. She appreciates this added time she gets to learn from, and spend time with him! Her family is her world! She especially adores her niece and nephew. Makale married her high school sweetheart, Gavin, and they have been married for over two years. They enjoy doing anything, and everything, outdoors. They spend time playing basketball, hiking, riding dirt bikes, snowmobiling and watching movies! They also enjoy traveling anywhere warm and tropical; Mexico and Hawaii are among their favorites! Makale has a strong passion for running and ran her first half marathon last year, with plans to run her first marathon this year!



Summer has been a dental assistant for two years, and graduated from the Assist to Succeed Lehi program. Inspired by her father’s 30-year dentistry career and her sisters’ roles as hygienists and assistants, she values the relationships built while providing the care they need and deserve. She recently attended a CEREC dental technology course through the Community and Clinical Education of Modern Dentists program. Passionate about interior design, she dreams of her future home and loves summertime outdoors. She has been married for over a year to her seventh-grade sweetheart, Summer enjoys family time, watching the Bachelor with her husband (he’s a bigger fan than she is!) and has diverse interests in fitness, the outdoors, music, and cooking.

Cassidy Shumway

Cassidy enjoys dental assisting and is she is now a dental hygienist. She served an LDS mission in London, England, and in her free time, she loves watching her husband play BYU football, running and playing the piano. She also loves Christmas!

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