our teachers & staff

  • Dr. Taghreed As-Sanie, DDS
    Dr. Taghreed As-Sanie, DDS Owner

    Dr. Rudi As-Sanie was born and raised a Buckeye in Kent, Ohio. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biopsychology in 2005 at The Ohio State University, she went on to complete her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2009. With a passion for learning, she continued her training completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Since then she has had the privilege of serving patients in private practice. With technology and clinical techniques constantly advancing, Dr. As-Sanie continuously pursues advanced learning opportunities. At her core she believes every patient is important and deserves genuine and personal care. She and her husband, Samer Bazerbashi, live in Gahanna with their three children Mayse, Ameen and Omar. Dr. As-Sanie is a member of The American Dental Association, The Ohio Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society, Seattle Study Club, Spear Study Club, and The Academy of General Dentistry.

    Dr. Taghreed As-Sanie recognized the need for well-trained, efficient chairside dental assistants and found difficulty in attracting good assistants throughout her years in practice.  Columbus Academy of Dental Assisting will help prepare interested persons in becoming part of the dental profession and assuming a position as a well-respected professional.

  • Chassiti Longworth
    Chassiti Longworth Instructor

    Chassiti graduated as a Dental Assistant from Southwestern Career Academy in 2004. She recently took her exam and became a Certified Dental Assistant in early 2017. She holds various certifications including placement of Dental Sealants, Radiology and monitoring Nitrous Oxide. She is also a treatment coordinator when she is not working as a Dental Assistant. She has experience working in the Orthodontic Clinic at The Ohio State University as well. She recently applied to the EFDA program in December and hopes to continue on advancing in the field. She stays up to date on the latest technology with many continuing education courses. Her passion in Dentistry is obvious when working with patients and she is very excited to teach!

  • Allison Sambuco
    Allison Sambuco Program Director

    Allison is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been practicing for 6 years now. She graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2011 and went on to get her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University with a specialty in education. She is certified to administer local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide. She believes continuing education is very important in the field of dentistry, in order to stay up to date with the latest techniques and procedures as well as current research. She is very passionate about teaching others and helping them grow. She makes learning fun and enjoyable for everyone. She is currently working as a Dental Hygienist at Dental Reflections Dublin.

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