FacultyDental Assisting Teaching Academy

Clinical Director and Instructor

Jayme A. Oliveira Filho, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

I was born in Brazil on 1976.I finished my dental school at Federal University of Ceara School of Dentistry in 2009. I practiced dentistry in Brazil for 5 years where I did my post-graduation in dental prosthetics. I moved with my family to the United States in 2003 to further my dental education. I achieved my General Practice Residency degree as well as my Dental Implant Prosthetics Fellowship degree at University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital. After concluding my studies, I was invited to stay as a faculty at the University of Miami. I also practiced in Ohio, before I moved to Virginia where I lives with my wife and son. During my spare time, I likes to spend time with my family. I also love sports and to play tennis and run 5Ks. Education is a passion of mine. That’s why I decided to open DATA. To provide the Best education a D.A. would need to succeed in today’s Dentistry.

Leading Instructor

Lisa Barlow, D.A.

Helping others maximize their oral health through education and training has been, and continues to be, a rewarding endeavor. Over the past 20 years in the dental industry, I found the key to continued growth for both patients and students is building confidence and maintaining positive relationships. Being able to train new providers (maybe replace with hygienists) and help patients to understand the facets of oral health care has become a passion that gives me purpose. The field is progressive; constant training on new technologies and techniques has empowered me to provide the best guidance to patients and staff.


Nicki Stewart, D.A.

I have been a dental assistant since I graduated high school. I knew since I was little that I wanted to make people smile, even change their life. I have done just that for the past 9 years and now it is time to pass on my expertise and experiences to those who want the same thing out of life. My promise is to teach and guide those to the best of my ability and help them grow into phenomenal dental assistants.

Internship Coordinator

Leyva Carr, C.D.A.

Dentistry never ceases to amaze me. With more than 30 years of experience, my passion for the field increases as new innovations and techniques are being enhanced. As an educator, it is my desire to share my expertise, knowledge and skills to upcoming dental health professionals as they venture to a new career.

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