People

Administrator

Jon Ryder

Jon S. Ryder

D.D.S., M.S.

Dean

(207) 221-4700

jryder2@une.edu

Goddard Hall
113
On Campus

Dr. Jon Ryder has served in leadership roles for the UNE College of Dental Medicine since its opening, including Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Executive Associate Dean, and, most recently, as Interim Dean.

Dr. Ryder received his B.A. in Asian Studies from Augustana College and his D.D.S. from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Ryder entered private practice as the owner of two dental practices in Iowa. He was an adjunct assistant clinical professor in... Read More

Tim Martinez

Associate Dean of Community Partnerships and Access to Care

(207) 221-4700

tmartinez@une.edu

Goddard Hall
113
On Campus

Timothy S. Martinez, DMD, is the Associate Dean of Community Partnerships and Access to Care at the UNE College of Dental Medicine. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dr. Martinez recently relocated to the New England area after spending six and a half years developing the community-based dental programs for Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California.  He served as program evaluator at the Forsyth Institute from 2010 to 2011; state dental Medicaid director at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office... Read More

Full-time Faculty

David Arghavani

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4710

darghavani@une.edu

Goddard Hall
203

Dr. David Arghavani received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry and a specialty certificate in prosthodontics from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has taught dental students in both preclinical and clinical courses in the areas of restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. In addition to teaching, Dr. Arghavani has always engaged in the private practice of dentistry as well.Read More

Nick Armellino

Nicholas Armellino

M.B.A., D.D.S

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4848

narmellino1@une.edu

Goddard Hall
221

Dr. Armellino received his DDS degree from Temple University and has been involved in private practice, public health, and teaching clinical dentistry since 1982. He owned his own private practice in New York City for 25 years. Dr. Armellino was also an assistant professor at New York University College of Dentistry, where he provided clinical instruction and supervision. He has had extensive private practice experience in fixed and removable full mouth rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Armellino has worked in private... Read More

Jay Beauchemin

Assistant Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

(207) 221-4747

jbeauchemin1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
139

Dr. Jay Beauchemin received his DDS degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1986. He was in private practice for 28 years before joining the College of Dental Medicine full-time. He was a co-founder of the Biddeford Free Dental Clinic in 1993 and the Dental Wellness Center of the Biddeford Free Clinic in 2010 and has served as its director since that time. He has served on the Board of Directors of the parent organization, the Biddeford Free Clinic,... Read More

Rebecca Carr

Rebecca Carr

M.P.H.

Assistant Director of Community-Based Education

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4723

rcarr@une.edu

Goddard Hall
105
On Campus

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Rebecca Carr joined the College of Dental Medicine in July of 2014. A native of Scarborough, Maine, she has experience in both higher education and international health. Prior to completing her Master’s of Public Health, Rebecca taught HIV prevention to community groups in rural Tanzania. As part of her Master’s program, she co-designed a national nutrition surveillance system for the Ministry of Health in Belize. Her professional accomplishments include Leading Community Health Initiatives: Dentistry, Medicine, and Public Health as Partners,... Read More

Elias Mikael Chatah

D.M.D., B.Pharm, M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

(207) 221-4747

echatah@une.edu

Oral Health Center
140
On Campus

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Chatah graduated from the University of Sydney's dental school in 2007. Prior to dental school, he attended pharmacy school in Melbourne. Dr. Chatah has worked in private practice in Sydney and Melbourne. Following a move to New York, he worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he honed his surgical, esthetic, and research skills. Dr. Chatah has been trained by the ADA Chicago to write critical reviews of scientific literature. While in New... Read More

Curt Ronald Cyr

Ph.D., R.Ph.

Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4150

ccyr@une.edu

Goddard Hall
216

Dr. Cyr is a native of Maine and went on to the University of Rhode Island completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and Zoology. He obtained a masters in Cell Biology and a doctoral degree in Pharmacology from New York University while studying the desensitization of Endothelin receptors. Dr. Cyr completed two National Institute of Drug Abuse Post-doctoral fellowships at NYU and the University of Washington studying opiate receptors before returning to Maine in 1996. He then spent... Read More

Expertise

Medication Adherence

Pharmacology of G protein Coupled Receptors

Molecular Biology and Electrophysiology

Signal Transduction Pathways

Meghann Dombroski

Meghann Dombroski

D.M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

mdombroski@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Dr. Meghann Dombroski, a Maine native, earned her DMD degree and Post-Doctoral Certificate in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthodpedics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She also received her Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University. Dr. Dombroski is a practicing Orthodontist in Midcoast Maine, and prior to her orthodontic training she practiced as a general dentist in the Portland area.  Dr. Dombroski is a member of both the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. ... Read More

Jeff Doss

Jeffrey Doss

D.D.S.

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4277 x4278

jdoss@une.edu

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dr. Jeffrey Doss received his DDS degree from Loyola University College of Dental Medicine in 1985. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Connecticut in 1989. Dr. Doss has been in the private practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Southern Maine since 1989. Dr. Doss served on the Board of Trustees for the University of New England for 9 years and has taught Oral Pathology at UNE and Westbrook College since 1991. Dr.... Read More

James Dunn

James Dunn

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

jdunn8@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Dr. James P. Dunn graduated from Tufts Dental School receiving a DMD degree in May 1975. Upon graduation from Tufts he was assigned to Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina with the US Navy. During his active duty he served on a Regimental Landing team in Europe as well as completing clinical rotations in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, and General Practice in Dentistry. Dr. Dunn remained in the Reserves (US Army) where he completed several tours of active duty in Europe, South... Read More

Mohamed El Naga

Mohamed El Naga

B.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4713

melnaga@une.edu

Goddard Hall
204

Dr. El Naga graduated from the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt in 2009. He finished a one-year general dental internship program at Cairo University in 2010. Afterwards, he worked for two years in private practice in Egypt. Dr. El Naga started his postgraduate studies at the University of Iowa in 2012 and graduated in 2014 with a certificate and M.S. degree in Operative Dentistry.Read More

Waeil Elmisalati

B.D.S., M.M.Sc., C.A.G.E.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4784

welmisalati@une.edu

Goddard Hall
210
On Campus

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dr. Waeil Elmisalati earned his a degree in dentistry at Garyounis University in Libya in 2007. He continued his education as a post-doctoral fellow in Oral Biology from 2007-2009. In 2011, Dr. Elmisalati joined the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity as a visiting research fellow, and later as a graduate resident at the prestigious Harvard University completing his Master of Medical Science degree (M.M.Sc.) and Advanced Graduate Education Certificate (C.A.G.E.) in Periodontology in 2015. Dr. Elmisalati authored several... Read More

Fields Farrior

Assistant Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

(207) 221-4747

ffarrior@une.edu

Oral Health Center
139

Dr. Fields Farrior received his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University College of Dental Medicine and has been in private practice as well as teaching operative dentistry since 2008. Upon graduation from Tufts, Dr. Farrior joined a multidiscipline practice in Atlanta, GA. In 2013, Dr. Farrior returned to New England to join a practice in Exeter, NH and serve as a clinical instructor in the Operative Department at the Tufts University.

Dr. Farrior is involved with multiple local and national dental organizations,... Read More

Jeffrey Finegold

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

jfinegold@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Dr. Jeffrey Finegold earned his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1979. After graduation he completed a General Practice Residency at the Brockton V.A. Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts. Dr. Finegold then came back to his hometown of Portland, Maine in 1981 and started his own private dental practice.  During his years in Portland, Dr. Finegold was involved in, among other things, setting up and staffing the dental clinic at the Jewish Home for the Aged (now Cedars),... Read More

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

mhersom1@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Dr. Hersom was born and raised in Sanford, Maine. He graduated cum laude from Boston College in 1989 with a B.S. degree in biology. He subsequently graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1993. After dental school, Dr. Hersom entered the U.S. Air Force, where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Following the completion of his military commitment in 1996, Dr. Hersom returned to Maine and he... Read More

Yang Kang

Yang Kang

D.D.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4178

ykang@une.edu

Goddard Hall
206

Dr. Kang received her DDS degree from Capital Medical University School of Stomatology in China in 1997. She practiced dentistry for five years in China before joining the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for graduate education. With enthusiasm in research, she received a doctoral degree in oral biology while studying protein structures and interactions in ubiquitin pathways. Dr. Kang moved to Rochester, NY in 2010 for advanced training in clinical research and general dentistry. After a one-year clinical research... Read More

Namita Khandelwal

Namita Khandelwal

B.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4724

nkhandelwal@une.edu

Goddard Hall
211

Dr. Khandelwal completed her dental training in India and was in private practice before she moved to the USA. She then completed her M.S. in Clinical Investigation from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Following her Master’s program, she moved to the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and completed her specialty training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. During residency, Dr. Khandelwal trained extensively in multidisciplinary approach and was also involved in multiple research projects. She has... Read More

Takashi Komabayashi

Takashi Komabayashi

D.D.S., M.Dent.Sc., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4721

tkomabayashi@une.edu

Goddard Hall
208

Dr. Takashi Komabayashi is a Clinical Professor at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine and a Dental Officer of the United States Army Reserve. He received a D.D.S. degree from the University of Hiroshima in 1998, a Ph.D. in dental material from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2002, a D.D.S. from the University of California San Francisco in 2005, and a Certificate and M.Dent.Sc. in Endodontics from the University of Connecticut in 2008. Dr. Komabayashi... Read More

Tarryn Mac Carthy

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

tmaccarthy@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Dr. Tarryn Mac Carthy is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UNE-CDM.  She is an Orthodontist, receiving her Certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she also then served as a clinical instructor. Dr. Mac Carthy received her dental degree at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Prior to moving to Maine, Dr. Mac Carthy was a practicing Orthodontist in her solo practice on the Massachusetts Northshore.  She currently lives with her... Read More

Vasiliki Maseli

Vasiliki Maseli

D.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4752

vmaseli@une.edu

Goddard Hall
207

Dr. Maseli was b­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­orn and raised in Athens, Greece. After graduating from dental school, she worked in private practice and provided didactic and clinical instruction to predoctoral students at the University of Athens School of Dentistry for a year. She has earned a Certificate in Implantology, certificated by the BDIZ EDI/European Association of Dental Implantologists and the University of Cologne, Germany, and an MS degree in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. During her Master’s program,... Read More

Timothy Mitchell

Timothy A. Mitchell

D.M.D., M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

tmitchell2@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Timothy Mitchell is an owner/partner of Southern Main Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Portland, ME. He was born in South Portland, ME, and currently lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife Denise. Dr. Mitchell has two children and enjoys all outdoor activities.Read More

David Pier

David Pier

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

dpier@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Born and raised in rural northwestern New Jersey, Dr Pier has lived in his second home state of Maine since 1984. He graduated from Bates College with a BS in Chemistry in 1979 and married Karen before the year was over. He received his DMD from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry in 1983 and after a General Practice Residency in Morristown, New Jersey, moved to Maine to join Glen Cove Dental Associates. After 20 years of practicing in a... Read More

Barry Saltz

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

bsaltz@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

After attending the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Dr. Saltz received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) in 1984. Following graduation, he practiced dentistry on Stevens Avenue in Portland, ME until 2013, when a fire destroyed the building. He relocated to Scarborough, ME, where he still practices part-time in addition to serving on the faculty at the UNE CDM.

Dr. Saltz maintains active membership and leadership roles in several dental and civic organizations.... Read More

Sara Sheikh

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

ssheikh1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Sheikh graduated from the DMD program at Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2014. After graduation, she moved to Brunswick, ME, where she has been working in a private practice. She is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association. Dr. Sheikh has a diverse clinical background, having been trained in Lahore, Pakistan and at BU. Her clinical and research interests include special needs dentistry, prosthodontics, and global community outreach programs. In her... Read More

Shur

Andrew Shur

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

ashur@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Andrew Shur has worked in private practice in Portland, ME since 2002. He is a Founding Fellow in the International Academy of Endodontics, and he currently serves as the chair of its Admission Committee. Dr. Shur is also a contributing author for the textbook Best Practices in Endodontics.Read More

Foteini Touloumi

Foteini Touloumi

D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4703

ftouloumi@une.edu

Goddard Hall
212
On Campus

A native of Greece, Dr. Touloumi completed her dental studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She practiced for a time as a general dentist before moving to the United States for postgraduate study in Prosthodontics at UConn. During her residency, Dr. Touloumi managed complex cases, including full mouth rehabilitations on natural teeth and dental implants as well as highly esthetic cases. She also earned a Master of Dental Science in Facial Esthetics degree at UConn. Dr. Touloumi is board certified... Read More

Michael Truscott

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

mtruscott@une.edu

Oral Health Center

A native of Kennebunk, Maine, Dr. Truscott completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maine at Orono in 1977.  After receiving his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1982, he engaged in a private practice in Bourne, Massachusetts for thirty-one years.  After the last of three children were educated and on their own, Dr. Truscott returned to Maine and opened a private practice in Fryeburg.  Dr. Truscott is proud to be a faculty member at... Read More

Michelle Tsao

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4569

mtsao@une.edu

Goddard Hall
303
On Campus

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dr. Tsao was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Hong Kong. In 2004, she moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University, where she received her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and minored in Business Institutions. Dr. Tsao worked in the finance industry for several years prior to attending dental school. She received her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed her general practice residency at the LA County-USC program in Los Angeles, California. There,... Read More

Peter Vachon

Associate Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

(207) 221-4706

lvachon@une.edu

Oral Health Center
140

Dr. Lionel Vachon received his D.D.S. degree from Marquette University, and completed a General Practice Residency Program at the University of Minnesota University Hospitals.  Prior to joining the faculty of the UNE College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Vachon served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the UNE Westbrook College of Health Professions Dental Hygiene Program.  His duties included Director, Dental Student Extern Program; Supervisor of Clinical Procedures; and Program Administrator.   Dr. Vachon has also served as a faculty member in the... Read More

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

pwagstaff@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Phyllis Wagstaff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene in 1964. From there, she moved to Boston and worked as a hygienist for Dr. Henry Goldman, after whom the BU dental school was named. During this time, Dr. Wagstaff also earned her B.S. degree at Boston University (1967). Subsequently, she worked for a periodontist in Portland, ME for eighteen years. After her youngest child graduated from high school, Dr. Wagstaff went back to BU and earned... Read More

Rashidah Wiley

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4876

rwiley@une.edu

Goddard Hall
322
On Campus

Dr. Wiley hails from Sacramento, CA and joined the UNE CDM team in July 2015.Read More

Affiliated Faculty

Hwyda Arafat

M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor, Osteopathic Medicine

(207) 602-2389

harafat@une.edu

Stella Maris
420

Dr. Arafat obtained her medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. After finishing her residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in clinical pathology, she received her masters and PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She did her postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Dr. Arafat came to UNE from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia after serving  as a faculty in the departments of... Read More

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2415

fdaly@une.edu

Stella Maris
428

Dr. Frank Daly had been studying vertebrate retinal biology for the last 10 years and is currently an associate professor of biology at the University of New England. Dr. Daly received his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University and subsequently held a research associate position at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Boston. Dr. Daly has research interests in retinal cellular biology with one project currently ongoing. Melanopsin in the eye of the Nassau Grouper: Preliminary study undertaken to... Read More

Expertise

Vertebrate Retina Anatomy

Physiology histology

Immunocytochemistry

In Suit Hybridization

Amy J. Davidoff, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, Histology and Imaging Core Facility

(207) 602-2824

adavidoff@une.edu

Pickus Center
210

Expertise

Diabetes and obesity

physiology

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Cardiovascular disease

Staff

Malcom Benham

Information Systems Coordinator

(207) 221-4717

mbenham@une.edu

Oral Health Center
114

Malcolm Benham joined the staff as Information Systems Coordinator for the University of New England, College of Dental Medicine in July 2013. Malcolm has worked at UNE since 2010; he started out as a Helpdesk Technician and later became User Services Manager for the Information Technology Services department.Read More

Ellen Brown-Quinn

Clinic Support Coordinator

(207) 221-4849

ebrownquinn@une.edu

Oral Health Center
109
On Campus

A lifelong resident of the greater Portland area, Ellen Brown-Quinn has worked in the dental field for 30 years. She began her career in the orthodontic field as an assistant/clinical coordinator, then moved to general dentistry as an assistant, front desk staff member, and eventual office manager. In her free time, Ellen helps organize her church's monthly bean suppers, spends time with her new granddaughters, and enjoys kayaking and painting.Read More

Cantara

Receptionist

(207) 221-4747

tcantara@une.edu

Oral Health Center
Front Desk
On Campus

Tiffany Cantara joined the CDM team in the summer of 2015. She has lived in Portland for four years and previously worked in an endodontic office. Tiffany knows some American Sign Language, loves animals, and enjoys traveling and hiking in her free time.Read More

Rebecca Carr

Rebecca Carr

M.P.H.

Assistant Director of Community-Based Education

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4723

rcarr@une.edu

Goddard Hall
105
On Campus

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Rebecca Carr joined the College of Dental Medicine in July of 2014. A native of Scarborough, Maine, she has experience in both higher education and international health. Prior to completing her Master’s of Public Health, Rebecca taught HIV prevention to community groups in rural Tanzania. As part of her Master’s program, she co-designed a national nutrition surveillance system for the Ministry of Health in Belize. Her professional accomplishments include Leading Community Health Initiatives: Dentistry, Medicine, and Public Health as Partners,... Read More

Lisa Casparius

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4747

lcasparius@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Lisa Casparius joined the staff at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine in November 2015. Lisa is a Certified Dental Assistant and received her certification through the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB). Lisa brings 32 years of experience to her role in the Oral Health Center.Read More

Chapais

Janet Chapais

C.D.A., E.F.D.A.

Patient Care Coordinator

(207) 221-4822

jchapais@une.edu

Oral Health Center
203
On Campus

Janet Chapais joined the staff at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine in August 2015. Previously, Janet worked at a local dental office for 17 years. Janet is a Certified Dental Assistant and received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant certification from York County Community College.Read More

Megan Cummings

Megan Cummings

C.D.A., E.F.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4804

mcummings1@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Megan Cummings joined the staff as Certified Dental Assistant for the University of New England, College of Dental Medicine in September 2013. A native of Tampa Bay, Florida, Megan received her expanded functions dental assistant training at Pinellas Technical Education Center, an ADA accredited school, in St. Petersburg. While in Florida she assisted at the University of Florida's Advanced Education in General Dentistry clinic. Before joining the College of Dental Medicine, Megan was a dental assistant for Griffee Dental in Portland, ME.... Read More

Stacey DuBois

Stacey Dubois

M.S., M.F.A.

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

(207) 221-4700

sdubois3@une.edu

Goddard Hall
107

Stacey Dubois joined the CDM staff as Educational Support Coordinator in November 2013 and was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Academic Affairs in July 2014. After growing up in Caribou, ME, Stacey majored in Psychology and minored in Creative Writing at Colby College. She conducted research on metamemory (knowledge of one's own memory), eyewitness memory, and memory and aging at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and she earned her Master's in Psychology at Tufts University in... Read More

Holly DuBois

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4747

hdubois2@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Holleday (Holly) Dubois joined the staff at University of New England, College of Dental Medicine in September of 2013.  She grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Southeast Community College in 1983.  She has lived in Maine and practiced as a Dental Assistant since 1984. Read More

Travis Erickson

Assistant Director of Student Success and Professional Development

(207) 221-4712

terickson@une.edu

Goddard Hall
222

Travis Erickson joined the College of Dental Medicine team in October of 2014.  He has worked primarily with graduate and professional students since 2003 within UNE’s Graduate and Professional Student Affairs.  He has served as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Maine and at the University of New England.  Prior to UNE, he worked at The University of Maine in Student Affairs and in the community within the area of public service as a police officer, regional investigator,... Read More

Renee Giroux

Renee Giroux

C.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4747

rgiroux@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Renee Giroux joined the UNE CDM team in 2014. She has been a dental assistant since 2000 and became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2004. Before coming to UNE, Renee worked in a practice in Buxton for 12 years.Read More

Sterilization Dispensary Assistant

(207) 221-4827

hharder@une.edu

Oral Health Center
Sterilization/Dispensary
On Campus

Helen Harder previously worked for UNE Sodexo. She enjoys reading, cleaning, and gardening in her spare time.Read More

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4747

rkorney@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Regina Korney joined the UNE CDM team in October 2015. She previously worked in Massachusetts for 30 years and has enjoyed her career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Patient care and comfort are her top priority. Regina loves living in Maine and  enjoysparticipating in a variety of activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and boating.Read More

Kattia Lomando

Receptionist

(207) 221-4747

klomando@une.edu

Oral Health Center
Front Desk

Kattia Lomando began working as a receptionist in the UNE Oral Health Center in March of 2015. Kattia holds an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate from Southern Maine Community College. Kattia, a native of Costa Rica, is bilingual in Spanish and English, and she understands some Portuguese. She enjoys traveling, wild roller coasters, and is an avid animal lover. In the winter, her favorite season, Kattia can be found slopeside--often at Sugarloaf Mountain.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­... Read More

Maureen Lombard

Maureen Lombard

R.D.H, M.M.

Associate Director of Dental Clinical Affairs

(207) 221-4842

mlombard2@une.edu

Oral Health Center
113

Maureen Lombard joined the UNE College of Dental Medicine staff as Associate Director of Dental Clinical Affairs in April of 2014. A native of Massachusetts, Maureen attended Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and became a dental hygienist. Her early hygiene career was focused on public health and patients with special needs. After raising her children, she returned to private dental practice with a focus on prevention, esthetics, and prosthodontics. Maureen joined the staff at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine... Read More

Office Manager

(207) 221-4701

klucas3@une.edu

118
On Campus

Kathi Lucas joined the College of Dental Medicine in November 2015 as Office Manager. She previously worked for Bowdoin College and L.L. Bean. A Massachusetts native, Kathi has called Maine her home since 1989 along with her husband, who grew up in Portland. She is proud of her two grown children, and she enjoys traveling with her family, spending time on the lake or ocean, finding new courses to run, and cheering on athletes of any sport.Read More

Amy Prescott

Information Systems Coordinator

(201) 221-4873

aprescott1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
115

Amy Prescott joined the UNE College of Dental Medicine in the spring of 2015 as Information Systems Coordinator. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern Maine, specifically the College of Science, Technology, and Health, with a B.S. in Applied Technical Leadership. She is a Maine native and has worked in Information Systems for decades, in both support and leadership roles. She has worked in various industries, from paper-making and wood products manufacturing to commercial radio communications. She also... Read More

Kimberly Soulard

Assistant Director of Patient Services

(207) 221-4839

ksoulard@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Kimberly Soulard joined the staff at the University of New England, College of Dental Medicine as a Certified Dental Assistant in March of 2014 and moved into the role of Patient Care Coordinator in January 2015.  A native to Maine, Kim received her Dental Assisting Certificate from York County Community College in Wells, Maine in 2002, later to continue her education by receiving her Certified Dental Assistant License through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).  Before coming to UNE, Kim... Read More

Isaac Stickney

Educational Support Coordinator

(207) 221-4773

istickney@une.edu

Goddard Hall
114

Isaac Stickney joined the College of Dental Medicine in July 2014 after working with UNE admissions for the previous six years. His first two years were spent in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, with the proceeding four in the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. In his prior role as Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor, he managed the admissions process for the inaugural CDM class of 2017 in addition to the class of 2018. Isaac earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England in 2008...Read More

Susan Talbot

Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4747

stalbot@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Sue Talbot is a true Mainer who was raised in the Sebago Lake region. She graduated from Gorham High School and attended Maine Medical Center School of Operating Room Technology. After graduating, Sue went to work for Brighton Medical Center as a Surgical Technician for eleven years. Looking for a change, but wanting to stay in the medical field, Sue then became a Dental Assistant and has worked in this position for the past twelve years. 

Sue has been married for... Read More

Jordan Tallman

Receptionist

(207) 221-4747

jtallman@une.edu

Oral Health Center
Front Desk
On Campus

Jordan Tallman graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Elementary and Middle School Education. She enjoys crafting and working on home projects in her free time.Read More

Sterilization Dispensary Assistant

(207) 221-4827

ktreadwell@une.edu

Oral Health Center
Sterilization/Dispensary
On Campus

Kaylee Treadwell hails from the Bangor, ME area. Her interests include running, nutrition, gardening, outdoor activities, and homeopathic medicine and wellness.Read More

Rachael Tulipano

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4816

rtulipano@une.edu

Oral Health Center
112

Rachael Tulipano joined the CDM team in January 2015. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine in May 2014 with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Sociology. Rachael studied abroad twice as an undergraduate, once in Greece and once in Italy. During a summer in Greece, she was engaged in history, language, science, and art courses that immersed her in the Greek culture and expanded her understanding of historical ancient landmarks. In Italy, she spent two weeks... Read More

Melissa Victory

Patient Care Coordinator

(207) 221-4747

mvictory@une.edu

Oral Health Center

Melissa Victory has been a dental assistant since 2009 and has worked in private practice and for an endodontist.  Prior to becoming a dental assistant, she was the Registrar at a small college in Western Massachusetts.  Melissa became a Certified Dental Assistant in July 2014 and joined the team at the UNE CDM in 2015­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­.... Read More

Inventory Control Specialist

(207) 221-4747

hwieland@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Heidi has worked in the dental field for the past ten years as a chairside assistant and office coordinator in private dental practices. She is a Maine native from the Auburn area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and bike riding with her husband and their three children.Read More