Debbie Reynon

Debbie Reynon

Instructor of Dental Assisting in Santa Cruz County

What is a dental assistant?

Dental assistants are important team members to provide care and support for patients.

Debby Reynon describes the role of a dental assistant, and describe how one sits with the doctor, greets the patient, sets up the instruments and materials for the doctor, and work as a team to help with the procedures.


Dentistry has so many different paths and opportunities.

Debby Reynon talks about how one of the things she liked the most in her profession was variety; there are 9 different specialties in dentistry and there are many roles that you can apply to within dentistry. She also loves serving people and helping her community.

Memorable moments

Importance of mentorship.

Debby Reynon reflects on memorable moments and wants to emphasize to students that dentistry is all about hands on learning. She mentions that interacting with students and teaching them the reins are her favorite part as an Instructor of Dental Assisting.

Full Podcast

Local instructor of Dental Assisting and Program Leader Debbie Reynon provides wonderful, in-depth advice and perspective into the world of Dental Assisting!