Premier Dental Assisting School of Utah was founded in 2011 by Dr. Chad M. Goeckeritz, D.D.S. with the vision of creating a dental assisting school that prepares our students for an exciting career in dentistry. With his experience in his own practice, Falling Creek Dental, Dr. Goeckeritz knows first hand what it takes to make a great assistant. Becoming a great assistant starts at the beginning. Take the time to meet your future instructors and why we make all the difference!

Dr. Chad Goeckeritz D.D.S.

Dr. Chad Goeckeritz D.D.S.

Chad Goeckeritz D.D.S., F.A.G.D.   Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Chad Goeckeritz earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Utah in 2004. He then went on to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 2008, as one of the top of his class.

Chad dedicates his practice to Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. He has extensive training in cosmetic and implant dentistry. In 2017, Chad was awarded one of the highest honors as a dentist, and has become a Fellow for the Academy of General Dentistry. This distinction sets him apart, as one of the top 5% of dentists in the United States. He also has worked as a pediatric dentist from 2008 to 2009. With the know he has gained over the years, he now dedicates his practice, Falling Creek Dental, to families with a focus on the cosmetic side. Dr. Goeckeritz now wants to take that knowledge he has learned and share it with others. “There is nothing more important in dentistry than having a great assistant.” With Premier Dental Assisting School of Utah which he opened in 2011, Dr. Goeckeritz can now train future assistants for an exciting career in dentistry.

Chad’s spare time is spent with his great family, His wife, Lindsay, and their three boys, Nathanael, Max and Justin. Chad can often be found outside on his road or mountain bike. He loves the thrill of riding and has ridden in some of the countries top races, Leadville on his Mountain bike, and Lotoja on his road bike. He also is a volunteer mountain bike coach for the Corner Canyon High School and Draper Park Middle School Teams. He also loves snow skiing with his family and back country touring. Recently, he and his family love camping and now are often at many of the amazing State and National Parks.

Debbie Roberts

Debbie Roberts

Debbie Roberts, Course Director

With over 35 years of dental office experience, Debbie is one of the most knowledgeable personnel in the field. Debbie started her dental career as a dental assistant. After spending 10 years as an assistant, she moved to the reception desk where she learned what makes a dental practice run. Over the next 20 years running dental practices, Debbie knows what makes them and the team successful. Having been an office manager for the last 10 years, she still has not forgotten her skills as an assistant.

Debbie knows the importance of a good foundation, and it all starts at the beginning when you are new to the field. If you want to be successful in the dental field and have a similar career, then begin with the right school and the right instructors.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys scrap-booking and card making, and spending time with her grandchildren, children, and husband Jim.