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Catherine Brock, RDH, BS, Program Coordinator Dental AssistingCatherine Brock, CDA, RDH, M.Ed.

Catherine is the Program Coordinator for Dental Assisting at NHTI.  A graduate of the NHTI's Dental Hygiene program, Catherine attended the College for Lifelong Learning where she earned a BS in Education, and completed her Master’s degree in Education at Plymouth State University.  With over fifteen years of experience as a dental assistant, and over ten years as a dental hygienist, Catherine began teaching dental hygiene and dental assisting students at NHTI in 2002 as an adjunct faculty member.  She soon became a full time professor, and has served as Program Coordinator of Dental Assisting since 2008.  In addition to coordinating the dental assisting program, Catherine teaches in several subject areas including dental assisting science and theory, clinical dental assisting, dental radiology, and dental materials.  She also teaches continuing education courses to practicing dental assistants and dental hygienists.

John J. Girald, DMDJohn J. Girald, DMD

John J. Girald, DMD, is the Supervising Dentist for Allied Dental Education.  A graduate of the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine, he did his residency at Yale/New Haven Hospital, and then worked at the Community Health Care Plan in New Haven, CT for three years.  After many years of private practice in Connecticut, John and his wife moved to their summer home, New Hampshire, in 2011.  John looks forward to sharing his many years of clinical experience with new dental hygiene students, and teaches Oral Pathology and Pain Management to second year students.

Lisa Scott. CDA, RDH, MEdLisa Scott, CDA, CPFDA, RDH, BS, M.Ed.

Lisa became a Certified Dental Assistant in 1987.  She graduated from the NHTI dental hygiene program in 1994 with an Associate's Degree.  In 2005 she graduated from Granite State College with a BS in Applied Technology in Education and Training.  In 2008, Lisa received her M.Ed. in Health Education from Plymouth State College.  Lisa is an officer and active member of the NH American Dental Assistants Association.  Lisa has experience working as a dental assistant and dental hygienist in general, orthodontic and periodontic practices.

Deb MaynardDeb Maynard, AS, Dental Clinic Manager

Deb graduated from the NHTI Dental Assisting program in 2002, and first earned her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential in 2003.  With an Associate’s degree in Business Management from Alfred State College in New York, Deb began working as the part time office assistant for the NHTI Dental Clinic.  In 2014, Deb became the full time Dental Clinic Manager, and serves the Allied Dental Education students in that capacity.  Deb has experience as a CDA and Patient Care Coordinator in general and prosthodontic practices, and also has experience in customer service and lending.


Adjunct Faculty

Lynn Noonan, CDA, RDH, BSLynn Noonan, CDA,RDH, BS

Lynn graduated from NHTI’s dental hygiene program and earned her B.S. degree from Franklin Pierce University.  In addition, Lynn earned her MBA in Leadership at Franklin Pierce University.  With several years of experience in the dental field, Lynn earned her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential in 2009.  Lynn serves as a clinical instructor in the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs and teaches in the areas of dental materials, dental radiology, and practice management.  Lynn also plans and coordinates dental continuing education courses through the NHTI Business Training Center.

Lynnea AdamsLynnea Adams, CDA, BS

As a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Lynnea has taught in the Allied Dental Education program at NHTI since 1998.  In addition to her teaching experience, Lynnea has numerous years of clinical experience working, as a chairside dental assistant, in private practices in New York and New Hampshire.  Lynnea is a member of both the New Hampshire Dental Assisting Association and the American Dental Assisting Association.




Catherine Brock
Dental Assisting Program Coordinator

(603) 271-6484 x4123

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011