Program Director, RDA, CDA
Pauline Stuckey grew up in San Jose and moved to the Sacramento area after high school. She started her career in dental assisting when she took her young children to their dental appointments at Weideman Pediatric Dentistry. She went to school and obtained her Registered Dental Assistant license, and worked for Dr. Weideman for seven years before changing her career to educate future dental assistants.
She has earned her associate's Degree in Dental Science. She has taught future dental assistants and registered dental assistants for fifteen years. She has since moved further into her career by developing curriculum as the Program Director for California Dental Educators.
In her spare time, she enjoys lounging out at the pool with her husband and German Shephard Dakota traveling with her husband to experience new places and cross items off our bucket list. One of her most memorable experiences is scuba diving in Bonaire with friends.
Tracie grew up in Redding and moved to Sacramento in 1992. She attended Western Career College and received her RDA in 1996. Tracie worked in a general dental office for over eight years before returning to school to earn her Bachelor’s degree in 2003, and continued onto complete her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology in 2012. She has taught future dental assistants for the past 17years.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her nieces, twin sister, family, and friends. In the summer she spends a lot of time cycling on the river trail, camping, and by the pool.
Instructor, RDAEF OAP
Marisa grew up in the Sacramento area. She started in the dental field shortly after high school and trained on the job to become a dental assistant. She attended Sacramento City College to obtain the certifications needed to receive her RDA, and received her RDA in 2002. In 2008 Marisa attended the USCF School of Dentistry for her Extended Functions and received her RDAEF License in Jan of 2009. In 2019 Marisa continued her training and received her OAP in 2020. Marisa has 19 years experience in the dental field in both pediatric and adult dentistry, and has loved working in the dental field and training others on dental assisting. Marisa has been with Smile Island Pediatric and Adult Dental Group for over 10 years.
In her spare time, she likes camping with her family and friends, and enjoys baking with her daughter.