The premier Central Iowa dental continuing education provider. 
Working in partnership with great offices to provide excellence for their patients. 

An Iowa Dental Board Approved Course Provider 


American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider Course or Skills Only:     second Tuesday of every month

Complete Level One Hands On Expanded Functions for Dental Assistants & Hygienists :  March 23, 30 & 31  

 Iowa Dental Jurisprudence, Radiology Update & Infection Control   :

                 May 31, 2018 (evening),   June 11, 2018   & October 12, 2018

Soft Tissue Laser Certification Course for Dentists & Hygienists:  May 17 & 18, 2018 

Home Study Radiology & Jurispurdence Courses  (IDB approved tests included!) 
 for Assistant Trainees, Remediation or Reinstatements - contact us for more info!

Coming in 2018!   Look for our courses to be available online

Meet Our Instructors
Lisa Swett, RDH, BS, MS
Alan Swett, DDS
Managing Partner/Instructor

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, earning her BS (Dental Hygiene) and MS (Dental Public Health). During her varied career she has worked as a dental assistant, dental hygienist and office manager in private practice. She taught dental & dental hygiene students at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in the Preventive Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry Departments. After relocating to the Des Moines area, she spent several years as the Program Director/Program Coordinator for the Broadlawns Medical Center Dental Service. Lisa returned to private practice and coordinated the FDA clinical trails for the hard tissue laser. She was an adjunct faculty member with the DMACC Dental Assistant program for many years, retiring in 2014. She taught dental assisting principles, radiology and business office procedures. Lisa was very involved teaching job preparation skills to students including interviewing and reume writing. She is certified in soft tissue laser dentistry and has completed many hours of continuing education in laser and advanced dentistry concepts. Lisa is instrumental in developing and coordinating the continuing education programs for dental team members presented by Impact Dental Training, LLC.

Feel free to contact her with any ideas or requests for programs at


Dr. Swett graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry and has been in private practice in Johnston, IA for over 34 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Swett has been an early adopter of advanced technologies in his dental practice. He has a strong committment to applying laser and CAD/CAM technology to the dental field and has been lecturing nationally &  internationally since 1993. The soft tissue diode laser was introduced into his pracitce in 1992. Dr. Swett was asked to be one of five dentists nationwide to conduct the FDA clinical trials for the hard tissue laser. He worked with the clinical trials from 1993 until approval was received in 1997. Dr. Swett is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in the Operative Dentistry Department and has been intrumental in introducing laser education into the school. Since 2013, Dr. Swett has certified the faculty and graduate students in soft tissue diode lasers as well as all college personnel in laser safety. He works with faculty, graduate and junior year students as they begin integrating laser dentistry techniques into their patient care. Impact Dental Training, LLC was created in 2012 in response to requests for Dr. Swett to share his experience and expertise with other dental professionals.

Feel free to contact him at

Lisa Swett, RDH, BS, MS

Terri Deal, RDA, CDA, EFDA

Terri has been involved in dentistry since graduating from the Fort Dodge Community College Dental Assisting Program in 1980. She is a certified and expanded functions dental assistant. Over the years, Terri has worked in private practice (orthodontic and family dentistry), insurance, public health (Broadlawns Medical Center Dental Service) and education. Until May 2016, she was the Chair of the DMACC Dental Assissting Program where she had been on faculty since 2001. Terri is now a full time faculty member with Vatterott Dental Assisting Program.  She has presented courses for the Iowa Dental Association and district meetings throughout the state. Terri is part of our expanded functions faculty and does the required the Infection Control and Radiology courses for dental assistants. She also provides remediation for the infection control, radiology and jurisprudence Iowa Dental Board exams and supports OJT dental assistants. She has given DANB examination prep courses when interest has been shown.  Contact her at

Sarah Bauer, RDH

Sarah graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2008. She has worked as a hygienist in private practice and public health setting. She was an adjunct with the DMACC Dental Hygiene Program teaching Principles of Dental Hygiene and Dental Health Education. Throughout the years, Sara has taught a variety of dental continuing education programs. She is part of our expanded functions faculty,  teaching Monitoring Nitrous Oxide and gives a program on child preventive dental appointments. She is certified in laser dentistry and facilitates the dental hygiene hands on portion of our soft tissue diode certification courses for dentists and hygienists. She is active in the dental hygiene association/components and volunteers her talents to a wide variety of organizations.  Contact her at

Jeanie McCarville-Kerber, BA, MPA, MSW,  Phd 

Jeanie is a well respected Associate Professor at the Des Moines Area Community College in the Human Services Department. She received her Phd from Iowa State in May, 2017 and is a licensed social worker with certification in alcohol and drug counseling. She is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She is in demand as a trainer across many industries and businesses for a wide variety of topics including our motivational interviewing course which she has adapted for the dental office. Her courses are by request and needs advanced notice.  Contact her at

Brandon Swett, AHA CPR Instructor

Brandon has been familiar with CPR and lifesaving techniques for many years, starting as a lifeguard when still in high school. He has a strong aquatics background including head coach of a high school swim team, coaching at the club swim level and private swim lessons. He is the owner of Spectrum Media, a video production/social media company that supports companies wishing to share their message effectively through a variety of methods.  Contact him at to set up training times for your group of 6 or more.