Dr. Kelly Smudde
Coming from a family of dentists and oral health professionals, Kelly Smudde, DDS, learned early on the importance of oral hygiene. Today, she’s recognized as a top provider of dental care for patients in Valencia, California, and throughout the Santa Clarita area.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Northwestern University Dental School and a residency at UCLA Sepulveda Veterans Affairs.
Her family has been in the dental profession for more than 100 years. In fact, Dr. Kelly Smudde’s grandfather was one of the first oral surgeons in Indiana. Today, as a fourth-generation dentist, Dr. Kelly Smudde continues this legacy of excellence alongside her husband and fellow dentist, Dr. Allen Smudde.
Dr. Kelly Smudde founded Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting (SCSDA) on November 28, 2005. Since its establishment, SCSDA has helped mold current Doctors, Hygienists, RDA’s and many Dental Assistants.
HEAD OF ADMISSIONS
Flo is a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), having received her degree in dentistry from the University of the East College of Dentistry in the Philippines. Born and raised in Manila, she moved to the United States in 1990. She has more than 30 years of experience in the dental industry, and has certifications in CPR, X-Rays, Coronal Polishing, Pit & Fissure Sealants and Ultrasonic Scaling. An art lover with a passion for helping others, Flo enjoys crafting, creating jewelry and doing volunteer work and outreach missions with her family.
"Flo is a great teacher. I love the way she teaches. She's the best! If only I can take her with me for the rest of my educational career!"
- Pedro Z.
LeeAnn has been working as a bookkeeper for Santa Clarita School of Dental Assisting since its existence. She has been bookkeeping in the dental industry for over 20 years. A private business owner, LeeAnn enjoys working on multiple projects and excelling in her career. When LeeAnn is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and grand children.
Courtney, a Registered Dental Assistant, has been in the dental industry for over 10 years. Courtney is certified in Dental Assisting, CPR, X-Rays, Coronal Polishing, and Pit & Fissure Sealants. Courtney when not practicing dentistry, enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
A Registered Dental Assistant, Rosa has over over 5 years of experience in the dental industry. A Santa Clarita School Of Dental Assisting alum, Rosa enjoys giving back the knowledge she learned from her studies to the current students. Rosa is certified in Dental Assisting, CPR, X-Rays, Coronal Polishing, and Pit & Fissure Sealants. When she's not instructing students, Rosa enjoys spending time with family and her friends from work at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry.
A Registered Dental Assistant, Francine has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry. She graduated from Watterson College in Los Angeles, and is certified in Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, CPR, X-Rays, Coronal Polishing, Pit & Fissure Sealants and Ultrasonic Scaling. Born and raised in Southern California, Francine is an avid runner who participates in several marathons a year. Aside from teaching and encouraging a culture of learning with her students, she enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking and making lifelong friends.
"Francine has a way of explaining dentistry that makes us understand it. She makes the complicated things easy to understand. I love her lectures!"
- Amy L.
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