As an instructor and the coordinator/program director, Professor Dawn Brewster has been a dental assistant since 1983 working in the dental office for 15 years and an educator since 1998. She is a RDA, CDA, and holds an Orthodontic Assistant Permit. Her credentials include a Ryan's Designated Subjects Teaching Credential in dental services, an Associate of Arts degree in business, and a bachelor's degree in business management with emphasis on leadership.
As a chairside assistant, Mrs. Brewster worked in family practice where she assisted in general dentistry, periodontics and orthodontics. Her last 10 years of assisting, she found a love for orthodontics where she worked chairside, front office, and as a treatment coordinator.
In 1998, Mrs. Brewster became an educator at Baldy View ROP, where she went to dental assisting school. Since, she has taught dental assisting at Chaffey College, Pasadena City College, Cerritos College, Moreno Valley College, and an instructor/program director at Baldy View ROP, American Career College and, currently, Citrus College.
An advocate for students and the profession, Mrs. Brewster is active with the Dental Board of California, attending board meetings, workshops, and town hall meetings. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association and California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers.
When she is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her two adult children and her husband.