Kindra – Director

Kindra O’Rielley graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She practiced dental hygiene for fourteen years. She enjoys teaching, lecturing and consulting nationally. This brought her to her dream of opening a dental assisting school. This way she can help others believe in themselves and get the career of their dreams!


Hope is full of energy and you are sure to love her! She graduated from CTEC in Newark and later went back to help teach there. She is currently studying to be a yoga instructor as well. She has been in dentistry for over 6 years and is a certified dental assistant! You are in great hands with Hope!



Holly is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and currently resides in Newark, Ohio with her husband Bobby and two fur babies Daisy and Duke. Holly knew at an early age that she had an interest in the dental field. She attended Assist to Succeed in Columbus in 2017. Holly has worked in Oral Surgery as well as general dentistry. What she loves most about dentistry is the ability to help and do for others while creating a calm environment with her sweet personality. As an instructor, she loves to help students learn and grow to love and excel in a great career just as she did!


Mindy graduated C-TEC in 2005 and has been a dental assistant with Dr. Jump's office since 2007. Mindy became a certified dental assistant and then furthered her dental assisting education and became an expanded function dental assistant (EFDA) in 2009 which allows her to place fillings. Mindy also holds certificates in coronal polishing, nitrous monitoring, and CPR. Mindy joined ATS in 2018 as a dental assisting instructor. She loves having the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge of dentistry with the students. Watching her students blossom into dental assistants is what she feels keeps her passion for dentistry flowing.


Courtney’s take charge attitude and flamboyant personality is exactly what patients and students love most about her. “I get excited helping others achieve that smile they’ve dreamed about!” After completing Assist to Succeed in 2018, Courtney quickly found an office she loved. She has since thrived in her position as office manager, is a dedicated dental instructor, and recently became a happy newlywed. Looking towards the future in Courtney’s career, she still aspires to gain knowledge within orthodontics and is always seeking opportunities to continue her dental education.



We are thrilled to have Jodi and her experience on our team! Jodi started as a dental assistant and now works in all areas of the dental office. She brings unmatched knowledge to our program! The students look up to her and don’t know what they’d (or ATS) would do without her!



Cassity has been with ATS almost since we opened. She knows the program inside and out. Cassity is a dental hygienist that also does chair-side assisting for periodontal and surgical procedures. We are blessed with the knowledge she brings to our program!


Marie graduated from a dental assisting school similar to Assist To Succeed and has been a dental assistant since 2012. Marie continued her dental assisting education by attending Sinclair Community College for her EFDA Certification in 2017. She is an amazing instructor for ATS that the students just adore! She has been an instructor since 2019 and they love having her!



Whitney has been in dentistry for eight years! She went to Ohio Business College for dental assisting. She later went back to Sinclair Community College to get her EFDA Certification. Just like the rest of the instructors, she loves helping individuals reach their goals and potential in a career that she is extremely passionate about!