Donna J. Phinney is the Program Director for the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. She has spent more than twenty years in the dental field as a dental assistant, a dental office consultant, an office manager and an educator. Donna Phinney holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University and a Master's Degree in Education from Whitworth College. Ms. Phinney received her fellowship from the American Dental Assistants Association and is a certified dental assistant. She is active in the Washington State Dental Assisting Association, has served as a consultant for the American Dental Association for seventeen years and was a Commissioner for the American Dental Association, appointed by the American Dental Assistants Association.
Judy Halstead is a dental assisting instructor at Spokane Community College with more than twenty years experience teaching and more than ten years experience as a dental assistant. She was a program director for dental assisting in a private college and for a high school skills center. Ms. Halstead holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington University, is a certified dental assistant, and has an expanded functions certificate. Judy Halstead has been a member of local, state, and national Dental Assistant Associations for the past twenty-five years, has served as president of the Washington State Dental Assisting Association and has presented lectures and workshops at local, state, and regional dental conferences.