Dental Assisting Faculty

Dental Assisting Faculty

 

Ms. Donna Wedell

Donna Wedell, R.D.A., C.D.A., M.A.
Program Director, Dental Assisting Professor

Contact: dwedell@cerritos.edu
Direct line: 562-860-2451 x2575

Donna holds an Associate of Arts degree from Rio Hondo College; her Baccalaureate degree in Vocational Education from California State University Los Angeles and her Master's degree in Education-Vocational Education from California State University San Bernardino.

Additionally, Donna holds a Clear Community College teaching credential from UCLA. She has been an instructor in the Dental Assisting program since January 1982 and director of the program since 2008.

Ms. Wedell teaches Introduction to Chairside Assisting, Introduction to Operatory Procedures, Advanced Chairside Assisting, Dental Office Management and Clinical II Cooperative Office Training.

 

Ms. Lydia Cosio

Lydia Cosio, R.D.A., C.D.A., B.A.
Dental Assisting Instructor

Contact: lcosio@cerritos.edu
Direct line: 562-860-2451 x2787

Lydia Cosio is an alumna of the Cerritos College Dental Assisting program, and holds her Associate of Arts degree from Cerritos College. She has also earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Occupational Studies from California State University Long Beach.

Ms. Cosio has over 25 years of chairside experience in general, private practice and has been an instructor at Cerritos College for over 28 years. She currently teaches Dental Radiology, Dental Science and Advanced Chairside Assisting

 

Ms. Jean Quirk

Jean Quirk, R.D.A., C.D.A., B.S.
Dental Assisting Instructor

Contact: jquirk@cerritos.edu

Jean has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education from California State University, Long Beach. Working in the dental field for over 30 years, most of Jean's experience has been in Orthodontics.

With over 9 years of teaching experience at Cerritos College, Jean currently teaches Clinic I Dental Schools.

 

Ms. Marisol Saucedo

Marisol Saucedo, R.D.A., C.D.A., B.S.
Dental Assisting Instructor

Contact: msaucedo@cerritos.edu

Marisol has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Vocation Education from California State University, Long Beach. She also holds an Associate of Arts degree from Cerritos College.

With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, Marisol currently works in a general practice dental office as well as an oral surgeon's office.

Here at Cerritos College, Marisol has been teaching for more than 10 years and currently teaches Advanced Chairside Assisting and Introduction to Operatory procedures.

 

 

Ms. Teresa Hurtado

Teresa Hurtado, R.D.A., C.D.A., B.S.
Dental Assisting Instructor

Teresa has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 14 years. She has worked in General practices, orthodontics and cosmetic dentisty offices, in addition to 8 years of teaching experience. She received her Teaching Credential in Career Technical Education from The Commission on Teaching Credentials of California in Health Science and Medical Terminology. Ms. Hurtado is a member of the California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers, has earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Career and Technical Education from California State University, San Bernardino.

Dental Radiology I & II and Dental Science I are the courses that Ms. Hurtado is currently teaching.