• Monday - Thursday: 8:30AM - 5PM
  • Friday - Sunday: CLOSED

Meet Our Expert Instructors: Shaping the Future of Dental Assisting


Hilda Feliz

Registrar, Administrator and Instructor

Hilda has been a Dental Assistant in California and then Florida for almost 7 years combined. She is currently working at Sand Lake Dental as the Lead Dental Assistant. As the head assistant, she has vast experience in one-on-one training time with all intern students and new hires, ensuring preparedness for working in this amazing field as a dental assistant. Hilda is well respected by all for her friendly, but professional demeanor.


Dr. Ziyad Maali, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Ziyad Maali is more than a seasoned dental professional; he’s also a local community advocate. A product of Dr. Phillips Elementary School, West Ridge Middle School, and Dr. Phillips High School, Dr. Maali has deep roots in the area. His higher education journey led him to Florida State University for his undergraduate degree, followed by earning his Dental Degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

As a proud member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Dental Society of Greater Orlando, and Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Maali is committed to elevating the dental health standards in his community. He brings a wealth of clinical expertise to our institution, constantly updating his skills to incorporate the latest dental techniques and procedures.

Beyond The Clinic And The Classroom

Dr. Maali is also an active community servant. He regularly volunteers at the Orange County Dental Research Clinic, providing critical dental services to the under-served populations in our area. When he’s not shaping the future of dental assistance or giving back to the community, Dr. Maali enjoys spending quality time with his family.


Student-Centric Approach

While the curriculum is designed to be exhaustive, our faculty understands that each student is unique. They adapt their teaching techniques to cater to diverse learning styles, ensuring that you not only grasp the concepts but master them.

Want to be guided by experts? You're in the right place. Discover the team that will be pivotal in crafting your future at the Dental Assistant Institute.

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