Dental Assistants

  • Makayla
  • Makayla, RDA, EFDA, Treatment Coordinator
    Makayla graduated from Kirkwood Community College from the Dental Assisting program and completed her Applied Science degree in 2018. She has been with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center since her internship in November 2017 and was employed in January of 2018. She has one sister and a twin brother. She enjoys hanging out with family and watching many tv shows. She got married to her husband Dakota in August of 2021.
  • Erica
  • Erica, RDA, EFDA, Lab Coordinator
    Erica has been a registered dental assistant for 17 years, expanded function certified. Prior to that, she was an office manager. For the last five years with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center, Erica has managed the orthodontics cases and provided lab technician skills for the office. She spends her free time with her family, boating, reading and working out.
  • Sharon
  • Sharon, RDA, CDA, EFDA
    Sharon has been with Cedar Rapids Smile Center since June 2008. She received her dental assisting training from Northeast Iowa Community College at Peosta and has been in the dental field since 1998. Sharon lives in Cedar Rapids with her boyfriend, Richard. She enjoys reading, scuba diving, traveling, spending time with family and friends and going to Iowa games.
  • Kenzie
  • Kenzie, RDA, EFDA
    Kenzie started with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in January 2022. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in December 2021 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting. She enjoys reading and watching movies in her free time.
  • kylie
  • Kylie, RDA
    Kylie started with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in March 2023. She is currently a dental assistant trainee while she waits to get into Dental Hygiene School at Kirkwood Community College. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, working out and traveling.
  • liz
  • Liz, RDA, EFDA
    Liz joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in April 2023. She has a background in healthcare and has almost 5 years of experience as a CNA. Some of her favorite things are cooking, traveling, occasionally diving into a good book, and spending time with friends and family.
  • Taylor
  • Taylor, RDA
    Taylor joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August of 2023. She recently graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a Marketing Degree and has worked previously in the digital marketing field. From the age of 15, Taylor knew she wanted to work in the dental field - her goal is to attend Kirkwood in the Dental Hygiene program. She has an older sister and a younger brother, as well as a French Bulldog named Motley. In her free time, you will find Taylor taking Motley for walks, shopping, or spending time with family.

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