The best education comes from having the best teachers.
We know a thing or two about dentistry. The dental assisting school was founded by Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics (CPDO), formed by a group of dentists with the mission to provide quality dental care. They, along with a several other general and pediatric dentists, come from all walks of life to bring you the best dental knowledge and discipline you’ll find in Tennessee.
However, being a great instructor comes with its own set of skills. Our teachers have worked and gathered experience from a variety of dental practices, and have trained and instructed many other dental assistants. They have trained some of the best in the field, and now they’re ready to teach you!
Dr. Jantzen Lambert, DDS
Clinical Director, Partner
Dr. Jantzen is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Finance. After graduating from MTSU, she chose to pursue a career in dentistry and obtained her dental degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Jantzen went on to receive additional training in pediatric dental techniques at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.
Dr. Jantzen has been with Cumberland since February 2014. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists.
A Middle Tennessee native, Dr. Jantzen still resides here with her husband, Matthew. In her free time, she enjoys attending hockey and football games, concerts, and traveling. Dr. Jantzen enjoys getting to have fun at work and making visits to the dentist as easy as possible for her patients. She feels most rewarded by knowing that she is helping her patients be more confident and proud of their smiles!
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Meet our Clinical Instructor Kayla Graf. Kayla has over a decade of experience in the dental field. She is registered with the State of Tennessee, Department of Health as a Dental Assistant with Restorative Functions, Dental Radiology, coronal Polishing and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring.
Kayla graduated from High Tech Institute, class of 2009 and has worked for Cumberland since 2018.
Simply put – Kayla loves dentistry, but she is even more passionate about teaching. She instructs with enthusiasm and dedication. She works closely with and is interested in the potentials and dilemmas of her students that come to class each day.