Professors/Contacts

Professors

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Sarah Bouma, MPH, CDA, RDA, BA

Professor, Dental Assistant
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 09-08
515-964-6312

Sarah began her teaching career at DMACC in August 2016, and serves faculty member in the Dental Assisting program. She teaches a variety of dental lecture and lab credit classes, both face-to-face and Blackboard blended courses. Sarah had worked for over 10 years in higher education before becoming a DMACC faculty member. She has practiced as a chairside dental assistant for over 30 years.  

Education: Diploma in Dental Assisting from Des Moines Area Community College; BA in Education from Simpson College; MPH in Public Health from Des Moines University.

Certificate: Certified Dental Assistant from DANB

Primary teaching interests: Oral Pathology

Spring 2022

Fall 2022


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Jacquelyn Kollasch, RDH, MS, CDA

Program Chair, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene; Professor, Dental Hygiene
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 09-4
515-964-6582

Jackie graduated from the DMACC Dental Hygiene program in 2006. She began teaching at DMACC in the Dental Hygiene program as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor in 2010. She received her BA degree in Organizational Studies in 2011 and her MS degree in Innovative Leadership in 2013 both from Grandview University.

Jackie teaches a variety of classes including Dental Anatomical Sciences, Dental Embryology and Histology, Oral Health Nutrition, and various dental radiography labs and dental hygiene practicums.

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022


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Marcia Nithang, RDH, CDA, BA

Professor, Dental Assistant
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 09-10
515-964-6308

​Marcia Nithang is the new Dental Assistant Instructor in Bldg. #9 on the Ankeny Campus. 

She graduated from Kirkwood Community College’s Dental Assistant program and then went on to earn a BA from the University of Iowa, then graduated from DMACC’s Dental Hygiene program. 

Spring 2022

Fall 2022


Lab Specialist & Administrative Assistant

Dawn Cardella

Dawn Cardella

Dental Lab Operations Specialist
Ankeny Campus
Building 9, Room 2F
515-964-6641


Julie Benson

Julie Benson

Administrative Assistant 2
Ankeny Campus
Building 9, Room 2A
515-964-6371
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