Welcome to the School of Orthodontic Assisting

This unique course was founded in August 2022 by Celia Farbo and Lindsay O’Keefe under the guidance of Dr. Bruce McCoy. Our mission is to equip students with the skills and the knowledge to build a successful career as an Orthodontic Assistant and beyond. Through our program students will learn how to assist any orthodontist, patient care, orthodontic functions, charting, teamwork, and more!

It has always been a passion of theirs to help educate and build the knowledge of each person interested in the orthodontic assisting industry to be the best assistant and be able to provide outstanding educational material to help further each students career.

This has driven Celia and Lindsay over the past 3 years to help create an amazing educational course to those who also share the same passion as they do and be able to form a love for orthodontic assisting and enjoy an incredible career.

 Meet the Instructors

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Celia Farbo

Celia has been an orthodontic assistant for 20 years and counting.

“This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I love being able to work with patients everyday and build relationships not only in the office but outside of work as well. I have always been the type of person who truly loves to make people smile and I could not have thought of a better career in life than exactly what I wanted. To make people smile.

Over the past 20 years I have been able to not only build an amazing career and provide for my family. But with flexible work hours I have been able to spend more time enjoying extracurricular activities and having more family time.

My favorite thing to do in the orthodontic office is educate patients on treatment options and be able to help explain what and why procedures are being preformed. I love being able to help people understand what they are going through and be able to help teach them in a fun way. So that not only are we as orthodontic assistant able to understand what’s going on but the patents and parents as well.”

Lindsay O’Keefe

Lindsay has been an orthodontic assistant over 20 years.

“It has been the most enjoyable and fulfilling work experience. It has been a career that allows me to contribute financially to my family yet provides flexibility for me to be a mother first.

Since I was a little girl I always enjoyed the dentist. I knew I wanted to pursue some kind of dental career. My initial path was dental hygiene and until I actually shadowed a hygienist, I thought that was what I’d be. I quickly realized I needed something a little less redundant and a bit more fast paced. Then I discovered orthodontics and I was sure that’s what I’d do.

From building lifelong friendships to celebrating transformations with patients, it is the happiest career I could ever imagine.

As an assistant, you never stop learning. Whether it’s new technologies or new procedures, there’s a plethora of innovation that is constantly developing. I’ve always loved teaching and I’ve trained many, many assistants over the years.

There is a huge need for educated assistants in the orthodontic community and finally there is a school dedicated to help orthodontists find talented team members to grow their practice.

I’m excited to provide our assistants with the foundational knowledge and orthodontic skills that will open doors of opportunity for them.”

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