Dr. Jonah Foutz – Founder / Director / Instructor
Dr. Jonah Foutz, a native of New Mexico, went to the University of New Mexico from 2004 to 2008 and graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees (BS) in both biology and chemistry. While he was there he played football for the Lobos and was the president of the New Mexico Pre-Dental Society. Dr. Foutz continued on to the University of Missouri- Kansas City from 2008 to 2012 where he attended the Henry W. Bloch School of Management and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UMKC School of Dentistry.
He currently works as a dentist at Celebrate Dental and Braces, devoting his time and resources to providing advanced dental care to Southwest Albuquerque.
Dr. Foutz believes that high-quality education should be available to everyone and is excited to bring the American Institute of Dental Assisting to his home state.
Beverly Perez – School Director
Beverly was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she attended Pima Medical Institute where she graduated top of her class as a board-certified dental assistant. She has been in the dental field for many years and has worked as lead assistant for Dr. Foutz since graduation. She is a devout mother of two and is very family oriented. Her family and her career are her main priority and she puts her heart and soul into both.
Beverly currently works as lead dental assistant and director for the American Institute of Dental Assisting. She oversees all operations within the school from financing, scheduling, enrollment, administration, recruitment instructing, and much more. She is also the lead dental assistant and office manager for the school dental clinic. With these skills and experience, she is a critical part in the success of the school.
Beverly believes everyone should have the opportunity to follow their career goals through high-quality education in a reliable and supportive environment.
Heidy LeClare – Instructor
Heidy was born in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico where she was raised until she was 6 years old. At the age of 6 Heidy’s family moved to New Mexico and has resided here since. Heidy graduated from The American Institute of Dental Assisting in 2016. She is currently the lead dental assistant for Dr. Foutz at Celebrate Dental & Braces, as well as an instructor for The American Institute of Dental Assisting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Heidy shares the same vision as Dr.Foutz of providing a welcoming dental environment for patients and students. With her experience, great personality, and hard work ethic the students love having Heidy as their instructor.
Heidy’s goal is to assure her students’ achieve all greatness in the dental field as well as gaining a passion for the field and its patients.
Brianna Torres – Instructor
Brianna was born and raised in New Mexico. Brianna is a graduate of The American Institute of Dental Assisting. She is currently going to school at The University of New Mexico to obtain her degree in biology, with the plan of going onto dental school to become an orthodontist.
She is currently a general and orthodontic assistant for Rio Grande Children’s Dentistry and Orthodonics in Los Lunas, N.M., as well as an instructor for The American Institute of Dental Assisting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dogs Tina and Clavo, and photography.
She takes pride in everything she does and will always give 110%. Passing along her knowledge and helping others better themselves makes her feel she is contributing and making the world a better place. Brianna is very sharp and a great instructor that the students love.
Who Is American Institute of Dental Assisting?
“Class was fun and the teachers are excellent at making sure students understand.”
“I am so glad I chose this school…everyone has been extremely helpful and nice. Thanks for caring so much for your students.”
“This school has been nothing but amazing!
I love how helpful and dedicated the staff is.”
“I honestly loved this programs…Everything is hands on so I never felt lost or confused! I highly recommend this school to anyone.”
“It was worth the money to be able to work with real patients and not dental dummies. I am satisfied with my experience at AIDA.”