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Meet Miranda Wood, CEO and Owner
Miranda Wood, EFDA

Dental Assistant- 20 years’ experience
Miranda graduated from Tri-County Tech where she received an associate’s degree in Expanded Function Dental Assisting and was awarded Patterson Clinical Excellencies award. Miranda has also received further training in fabricating temporary crown and bridge at UAB School of Dentistry. She joined Dr. Crumpton's team in October of 2002. Miranda started her career in education in 2011 where she taught the Dental Assisting course and then went on into the administrative side of managing career training schools.  She is very passionate about education and loves to see each of her students succeed in there new career path!  Miranda enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, outdoor activities, traveling and cooking! 


Meet Taylor, Administrative Director

Dental Assistant- 7 years’ experience
Taylor graduated from Palmetto School of Career Development where she received her certification in Dental Assisting. She worked in the Oral Surgery field for 6 years. Taylor started her career in education in 2013 where she taught the Dental Assisting course and then went to work in administration.  Taylor is married with two children, Eli and Olivia. She enjoys being outdoors, farming, hunting, and spending time with her husband and her children!

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Meet Tracy, Dental Assisting Instructor

My name is Tracy Crombie and I’ve been a Registered Dental Assistant for 24 years.  I moved here from California in 2006.  I am married to Doug one of the nicest human beings that walk this earth.  I have two daughters and a grandson. When I’m not at work I love to hang out with friends and have game nights.  
One of my passions is to lead by example. I enjoy teaching and educating others to understand and improve their dental health and how it affects their day to day lives and overall health.   

I have been teaching over three years, you can count on me to be dependable, prompt and encouraging those around me.

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Meet Valerie, Dental Assisting Instructor

Valerie graduated from SCC in 2008. What she loves the most about her career is the opportunity to help and care for others, along with the pleasure of improving people's self confidence and keeping them healthy at the same time. She also loves to continue her education, eager to learn new things. Valerie currently lives in Greenville with her two daughters Gia and Taya and her husband Rhyker. On her spare time she enjoys gardening, home DIY projects, cooking, and being a self proclaimed foodie.

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Meet Amber, Clinical Medical Assisting Instructor
 Amber is a 2009 graduate of ECPI University with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Amber has 10 years of experience as a Clinical Medical Assistant with a specialty in pre and post surgical care. In her free time, Amber enjoys dancing, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Chris, and daughters, Amiya and Averi.                                                                                                          


Meet Shana, Medical Administrative Assisting Instructor

Shana is a 2019 graduate of North Greenville University with a Master of Business Administration degree. She has over 17 years of healthcare experience. 

One of her greatest joys in life is helping others through teaching. She loves to incorporate "real-world" scenarios into her teachings, in order for her students to gain a thorough concept of medical coding and billing. She wants to ensure that all of her students leave the classroom feeling accomplished and confident in their learning. 

She has two kitties that she loves dearly and spoils them more than she should. She enjoys a few different activities in her spare time; that include playing board games, frequenting different restaurants, and (of course) escape rooms!


Meet Yvette, Dental Assisting Clinical Instructor, Dental Front Office Instructor
Yvette graduated from Spartanburg Community College as a certified expanded duty dental assistant in 2008. Yvette is certified to perform CPR and is trained in OSHA standards. She is also certified to perform x-rays. Yvette enjoys furthering her education by attending certified educational courses. In her free time, Yvette enjoys reading mystery books and spending time with her husband and two children.


Meet Marina, Dental Assisting Instructor

Marina was born and raised in Whittier, California. She is a personal  trainer, nutritionist, and owner of Vessel Meal Prep. She is the mother of two daughters Carynn and Farah. She is an ADAA Board Trustee and has 10 years of experience as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. In her free time, she like to volunteer at the Free Clinic and other volunteer opportunities. 


Meet Tracy, Phlebotomy Technician Instructor

Tracy studied Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy at Spartanburg Community College from 2004-2006. Tracy is an ASCP Certified Phlebotomist. She previously worked in the Emergency Room at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Tracy is a mother of 2, a son (21) and a daughter (17). 


Meet Amanda, Phlebotomy Technician Instructor

Amanda studied Physicians Office LabTech and Phlebotomy at Greenville Technical College from 2004-2006. She has spent the past 15 years working in blood banking. Amanda has been married for 10 years with two girls, Peyton and Raelyn. She enjoys spending time with family and friends on the weekends, grilling out, and roasting smores by the fire on chilly fall nights. She also loves vacationing at the beach every year! 


Meet Lakesha, Clinical Medical Assisting Instructor

Lakesha brings over 10 years of clinical knowledge and experience to our classroom. She has a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration and is working towards her Master's Degree in Public Health. Lakesha has over 2 years of experience as an educator. In her free time, Lakesha enjoys hiking, visiting art galleries, sleeping and trying new foods!

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