Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is a national and international speaker, published author and practicing dental assistant for over 30 years. She has published over 200 articles in regards to Clinical Application and taught thousands of dental assistants across the US and Canada. She has her own publication for dental assistants “From Our Side Of The Chair” ®. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting®. Shannon and her team of dental assistant trainers have taught over 60,000 dental assistants. Shannon has taught at the Nash Institute, Dawson Academy, and Spear Education, instructing through both lectures and hands-on programs.Shannon has a column in Dental Product Report for team evaluation of dental products and materials.Shannon has an impressive list of awards and accolades.
A few are noted below:
- An active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors.
- Awarded the (Evy) Rising Star Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.Recognized as Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians.
- Dental Product Report’s 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry.
- Presented the Lucy Hobbs Award.
- Awarded the Sunstar Butler Award.
- Dr. Bicuspid’s Dental Assistant Educator of the Year.
- Align Technology’s Education Leadership Award.
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