Pauline Stuckey

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 Associates 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 traveling with her husband to experience new places and doing new things. One of her most memorable experiences is scuba diving. 

Marisa Sierer

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.

Tracie Ramage

Instructor, RDA

Tiffany Manning

Instructor, RDA

My name is Tiffany. I grew up in the Sacramento area and started my dental assisting career shortly after high school. I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 20 years. I have assisted in general, prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry. I took the Orthodontic Assisting Permit course through California Dental Educators. I absolutely love dentistry and am excited to teach future dental assistants. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. We love anything Disney and traveling to Hawaii.