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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 14 years and have 4 children. Bobby and Elicia believe education is the key to helping make a person productive in today's society. It has always been there dream to start a Dental Assisting School with Expanded Functions School and Scholarships in Bobby's fathers name. In August 2012 it became a reality. This 3rd generation family has always helped underprivileged people in education and to rehabilitate people.


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 Representative/Front Desk

Megan Hester


Born and raised in Central Florida, she is the 1st daughter to Elicia R. Hester and is a Graduate of HESTER SCHOOL of Dental Assisting, Inc.  She is a Certified E.F.D.A. with Radiography and C.P.R. and has a degree in Criminal Justice as well.  This compassionate, multi-tasking mother of 4, Ms. Megan is the Admissions Representative for HSDA and will be working with all students in the upcoming year!

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.