About Fullerton Dental Assistant School Team
Dr. Eric Meyer
Dr. Meyer has over 30 years of experience and service to the Fullerton Community. He has dedicated his professional life to learning and teaching innovative dentistry techniques that make the patient experience a pleasure, not a pain.
He completes more than four times the annual amount of continuing education classes required by the state dental boards. Not only did he receive his DDS from the prestigious Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, but he also served as a member of Loma Linda's part-time clinical faculty. Dr. Meyer has also completed two Implant Residency Programs. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society.
"Each smile is as unique as the personality behind it. That's why I take the time to personalize a treatment program to suit your individual needs and desires. When your smile looks and feels better, I know I've made you happier, too." Eric Meyer, DDS
School Director - Noha Meyer
Noha Meyer arrived to California in 1989, and started her career managing a day care center. Following this she served as a surgical assistant in a busy cosmetic surgery center. She then held a position as Assistant Manager at nationwide dental lab from 1989 until 1993.
Noha is currently managing the dental practice of Dr. Eric Meyer & owns and operates the Fullerton Dental Assistant School.
Noha has a strong faith and loves to serve others. She spends some of her free time working with several orphanages in Tijuana in conjunction with Lutheran Border Concerns. She is currently active with "Charity on Wheels" in Orange California, where she assists in locating and serving hot meals to local homeless.
"I believe in caring and sharing and everyone deserve's a second chance".
Quote by mother Theresa
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love".
In 2011, Noha established the Fullerton Dental School with the mission to give students the education needed to start a professional dental career in a great environment with lots of opportunity!
Her goal, is to put a career in dentistry within reach of Everyone.
Instructor - Genevieve Guzman, RDA
My name is Genevieve Perez, RDA. I have been in the dental field since 2010 and have been teaching dental assisting since 2018. I am currently getting my bachelors degree in psychology at Concordia University of Irvine. I'm hoping to take my education and work with the Dental Board of California someday.
I previously taught at UEI college where I was given the opportunity to establish my teaching career. I am hoping to create a positive and educational environment where students can feel free to learn, here at Fullerton Dental Assisting School. Dentistry and teaching has become a passion of mine. When you love what you do, your job isn’t a job at all.
“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts” - Dalai Lama
Instructor - Abigail Quintana, RDA
My passion for dentistry started when I was a little girl.I enjoyed going to the dentist. Unlike other children I sat quietly in the dental chair and was fascinated by the equipment. This interest followed me throughout my teenage years. After graduating from High School, I enrolled at The Bryman College and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program. I continued to register with Dental Board of California and have pursued a career in the dental field ever since.
I have enjoyed working as a Registered Dental Assistant for over 20 years. My experience has allowed me to assist in various practices and specialties. During temporary employment I assisted residents and faculty at UCLA gaining greater knowledge and skills in dental assisting. My favorite specialties have been orthodontics and pedodontics. As a Dental Assistant I have contributed in many aspects of the dental office; including training of staff, setting up of new offices, and contributed in building stronger relationships with referring dentists and staff.
I now enjoy teaching others the knowledge and skills to join the dental team of professionals. Two years ago my work landed me a position as Dental Assistant Instructor with UEI College where I am focused on educating the next generation of dental assistants, dental hygienists and dentists. This past year I had the honor of seeing my students graduate from the program. I cried tears of joy and celebrate their accomplishments. I know they have a good future.
I desire to help people find their strengths by providing them tools to succeed in life. This has also led me to volunteer at my church in San Juan Capistrano. I help in outreaches and build healthy communities. I also have joined hearts with Harvest International Ministries and now travel on various missionary trips to Tijuana Mexico. We minister to drug rehabilitation centers, orphanages, red light district and the local church. My vision is to continue to give people tools to help them grow and succeed in life.
Instructor - Penny Kleibacker, RDA
My name is Penny Kleibacker, RDA. I received my Associate in Science Degree in Dental Assisting in 1971 from College of Alameda in Northern California. I received my RDA in 1984 in Orange County. I worked in the field as a RDA for 15 years from 1970-1999. I also Worked for several years in Chino Unified School District as an instructional aid. My husband & I also had our own business selling advertising specialties.
Teaching became my passion 20 years ago when I began teaching at North West College (1999-2006). Eventually, I moved to Everest College (2006-2013) and then to UEI College (2015-2020).
My goal has alwasys been to help my students learn the skills it takes to be the best DA/RDA they can be and to remember that the Patient is the most improtant person in the treatment room! "Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us"!
Instructor - Sanda Popescu
My name is Sanda Popescu, I am a Register Dental Assistant, and I have over 24 years of experience as a registered dental assistant, and dental assistant instructor. I have emigrated from Romania in 1990; I live in Mission Viejo, I am married for 30 years and I have two children. My daughter lives in Sacramento and is an attorney; my son lives in Sherman Oaks and is an operation manager for Fed Ex.
I started working in dentistry in 1991; in 1993 I pass the State Board Exam and I become a Registered Dental Assistant. As a clinical DA and RDA I have worked as a chairside assistant assisting in general dentistry, orthodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics/ implant surgery.
In the front office I have worked as a patient care coordinator/ treatment planning coordinator; and office manager.
From Mach 2009 I have worked as a Dental Assistant Instructor for Corinthian Colleges/ Everest College in Anaheim, I was involved in training students in all aspects of clinical and laboratory procedures making sure that all students will acquire necessary skills required for employment as a dental assistant or dental receptionist.
Instructor - Lisa Whitehead
Hi, my name is Lisa Whitehead RDA, my students call me Ms. Lisa. I have been in the dental field for 25 years and have been an instructor for over 13 years.
I have had the pleasure to teach at Everest college, InterCoast college, Northwest and UEI college. I currently still keep my toes in the field by assisting Dr. Richard Kunihira for special needs patients in a hospital sitting. I enjoy helping others and love to see my students succeed in the dental field. My mission is to teach patients to floss the teeth they want to keep. I look forward to my new adventure with Fullerton Dental Assistant School and help many more students in the dental field.
Instructor Assistant - Lupe Perez, RDA
Lupe Perez is a self motivated, hard working person who enjoys helping others. She has devoted 25 years of her life to her work in the dental field, with 8 of those years being a dental assistant and the additional 17 of those years perfecting her role as a treatment coordinator.
In the course of her profession she has earned her RDA and now currently works for Dr. Eric Meyer's Dental Office and Fullerton dental school. When not working she enjoys her time with her daughters, hiking, and eating greek food. Lupe goes by one of Michelle Obama's iconic quotes "Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives."
Dental Assisting School Facility
We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental assistant training. Our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office for your training with the dental assistant school.