Jen Blake graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Dental Assisting Program in Fort Wayne, Indiana and received her certificate in expanded functions from Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis.
Her career started as a chairside assistant. After receiving her expanded functions training, Ms. Blake became a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Dentistry TEAM Clinic working with senior dental students teaching them how to work with expanded assistants in a private practice simulated environment. Jen went on to become an instructor at Professional Careers Institute, an ADA Accredited Dental Assisting Program in Indianapolis, IN, and later served as their Program Administrator and Placement Counselor. She is also a past Editorial Director for The Dental Assistant Journal.
A member of the American Dental Assistants Association since she was a student, Jen has served all positions in the Indianapolis Dental Assistants Society, Indiana Dental Assistants Association, Sixth District Trustee, Vice President and President-elect to the American Dental Assistants Association and served as ADAA President from 1997-1998. She is also a past member of the Indiana State Department of Health Radiological Technology Certification Committee.
Jen is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, licensed in Indiana in limited dental radiography, holds certificates in Coronal Polishing and Caries Prevention Procedures from Indiana University School of Dentistry Continuing Education, and is a Master of the American Dental Assistants Association.
Ms. Blake is a past Director of Education for the American Dental Assistants Association and Vice President of Corporate Relations for the Dental Assistants Foundation. She is currently consulting for the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation and regularly volunteers as a chairside assistant at the Care Center in Indianapolis, IN.
She is currently serving as the Development Officer of the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation and regularly volunteers as a chairside assistant at the Hope Center in Indianapolis, IN.
Ms. Blake is the owner of Detail Management Solutions, LLC.