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Hester School of Dental Assisting in DeLand, Fla., is licensed 2013-2014 by the Commission for Independent Education (Lic. #4703) and provides a curriculum approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

We welcome you to explore a career in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting with a certification from state-of-the-art Hester School of Dental Assisting, Inc. ***Download our application***

Bobby and Elicia Hester

Bobby and Elicia are both natives of the Central Florida area. They have been married for 20 years and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Bobby and Elicia believe education is the key to helping make a person productive in today's society. It has always been Elicia's dream to start a Dental Assisting School with Expanded Functions and provide educational opportunities as well as provide dental services to many.  In August 2012 it became a reality for the EFDA program.  In 2017, we opened the HESTER Dental Clinic Inc. The journay to make the HESTER SCHOOL of Dental Assisting, Inc and HESTER Dental Clinic, Inc a success has been both challenging and rewarding.  Today their are many successful Expanded Functions Dental Assistants, who have studied with us and have successful completed the program to become employed and further their education in hygiene and lab technology.  We feel so blessed to be a part of this community to serve the educational and dental needs of Florida. 


Elicia Hester


Elicia Hester has devoted her life to pursuing her dreams of working in the field of dental healthcare. With more than 28 years' experience as a Certified Dental Assistant, Dental Instructor and Director of a Certified Dental Assistant Program, Mrs. Hester founded Hester School of Dental Assisting, Inc. to help others pursue a rewarding career in the field of dentistry. Her goal is to provide students with the hands-on skills and knowledge to embark upon a successful career in the dental healthcare profession.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, from the University of Central Florida, and has an EFDA, CDA, CPDA status.

Admissions Director and Instructor

Megan Hester, EFDA


Born and raised in Central Florida, daughter to Elicia and Bobby Hester and Team Member at HESTER SCHOOL of Dental Assisting, Inc. and HESTER Dental Clinic, Inc. 


Graduate of HESTER SCHOOL of Dental Assisting, Inc., certified E.F.D.A. with Radiography and C.P.R. and has a degree in Criminal Justice as well.  Compassionate, multi-task mother of 4, Megan is the Admissions Director for HSDA, Inc. and Instructor with 5 years of experience and enjoys working with all the dental assistant students and dental professionals.  

Dr. C. Bruce Gordy


Licensing under the Direction Dr. C. Bruce Gordy. Dr. Gordy has been in Practice for over 38 years in Orlando. Elicia and Dr. Gordy have been life long friends and Dr. Gordy has mentored Elicia through out her Dental career. Dr. Gordy has been affiliated with several professional organizations and has been the Dentist to numerous teams to include the Orlando Rays, Orlando Magic, World Cup Soccer and the Orlando Solar Bears.