MEET your dental assistant instructors

More than 25 years experience training top dental assistants

Lynn Uptgraft – Founder, Licensed Dental Hygienist (L.D.H)

My name is Lynn Uptgraft and I’m a licensed dental hygienist with over 35 years’ experience in dental hygiene, dental assisting, office management, and teaching. I graduated from dental assisting school in 1985, upon which I began working as a dental assistant and front office hygiene coordinator. I then graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1990 with a dental hygiene degree. I opened Dental Office Training by Lynn in 2007 and must admit the last 12 years have been most fulfilling, rewarding, and life changing time in my career. Helping students achieve their goals and watching as they join the dental community to establish professional careers is a privilege. The opening of Dental Office Training 2 South is going to be spectacular!

Nadine Jordan, Clinical Director

My name is Nadine Jordan, I am Dental Office Training 2 South Clinical Director and will be instructing our dental assistant programs here in Ft Myers, Florida.  I have been in dentistry for over 25 years as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Over the years, I have developed a strong professional history within the dental field utilizing patient management, time management, clinical and front office skills, HR processes and marketing. Recently I have expanded my leadership skills with coaching development in patient partnerships, peer to peer coaching and performance management. My goal is to help our students create a positive team culture that will continue to grow in their future dental careers. Along with keeping a healthy lifestyle, I enjoy mini adventures throughout this region, nightlife, beaches, meeting new friends and having family and friends visit.


What To Expect At Dental Office Training 2 South?


  • Professional, Personalized and Caring Staff

  • Practical Dental Experience

  • Fulfilling Career

  • Relaxed Environment Dedicated To Learning

  • Building Friendships

Learn From Thought Leaders That Will Help Pave Your Way To Long-Term Success In A Growing Field!