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

Fields Farrior

Fields Farrior

D.M.D., M.S.

Interim Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Patient Care

(207) 221-4747

ffarrior@une.edu

Oral Health Center
139
On Campus

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

Nicole Kimmes

Associate Dean of Curriculum Integration and Analytics

(207) 221-4700

nkimmes@une.edu

Goddard Hall
107
On Campus

Nicole S. Kimmes, D.D.S., is the Associate Dean of Curriculum Integration and Analytics.  Dr. Kimmes received her B.S. from Northern State University in 1997 and her D.D.S. from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2001.  Dr. Kimmes joined the dental faculty at Creighton following graduation and worked part-time as a private practitioner.  During her 14-year tenure at Creighton, she taught in dental anatomy, operative dentistry, dental materials, dental radiology, and oral diagnosis; directed the Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Center; was... 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

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

mbeaulieu1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Beaulieu is a native of Maine and joined the CDM team in the summer of 2016. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in biochemistry and earned her DMD from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She then completed a General Practice Residency at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Beaulieu enjoys working with patients and seeing them smile after their dental work is completed. She is committed to helping patients maintain their oral health as an integral part of... Read More

Britten

Mark Britten

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

mbritten@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Mark Britten grew up in Portland, ME and is a graduate of Cheverus High School. He attended Assumption College for his undergraduate degree and then went on to Tufts University for dental school. Dr. Britten completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY in 1986.

Upon completion of oral surgery training, Dr. Britten returned to Maine and started a solo practitioner oral and maxillofacial surgery practice located in Saco, ME. He has... Read More

Charlie Brown

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

cbrown23@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Charles Brown is an Augusta, ME native, graduating cum laude from St. Anselem College in Manchester, NH with a BA in Biology. He earned his DDS degree from Northwestern University Dental School in 1980. Upon graduation, Dr. Brown started his practice in Naples, ME, where he has been for 36 years.

Dr. Brown has been active in numerous professional organizations, including the ADA, MDA, and GPDS (past president). He also serves on the MDA's Peer Review Committee and Charitable... 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 Chatah

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

Miles Cone

Miles R. Cone

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

mcone@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Miles Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and he completed a three-year residency in prosthodontics while serving in the U.S. Army. Dr. Cone has achieved board certification within his specialty, and he has also obtained his qualifications as a Certified Dental Technician. Dr. Cone currently practices at a private office in Portland, ME, and lectures as a Key Opinion Leader for GC America with an emphasis on all-ceramic restorations, dental implant therapy, and complete... 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

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

Jeffrey Finegold

Assistant Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

(207) 221-4747

jfinegold@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

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

Elizabeth Franco

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4874

efranco@une.edu

Goddard Hall
316
On Campus

Dr. Elizabeth Franco grew up in Maine, graduated cum laude from Colby College in Waterville, ME, and received her DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation from dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency program at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Franco worked in private practice in Maine and New Hampshire prior to joining the faculty at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine. She... Read More

Michael Hersom

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

mhersom1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

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

Kivus

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

jkivus@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Kivus grew up in Maine, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, and received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1979. Following graduation from dental school, he taught in the Oral Health Services Department at Tufts while he prepared for private practice. Dr. Kivus purchased a practice in Auburn, ME in the Fall of 1979 where he treated patients for 25 years. In 2004, he transitioned his office to South Portland, where he... 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

Lamothe

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

flamothe@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

After a varied career of over 42 years in public health dentistry in Saskatchewan, Canada and private practices in Wells, ME and Portsmouth, NH, Dr. Lamothe retired in November 2015. This year finds him busier than ever. He is Coordinator of Dental Programs at York County Community College, spends two days per week at Maine Community Dental in Biddeford, ME, and spends two days per week at the UNE College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lamothe lives in Wells, ME with... Read More

edilia marshall

Edilia Marshall

D.M.D., M.A.G.D., A.A.A.C.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4703

emarshall1@une.edu

Goddard Hall
212
On Campus

Dr. Marshall received her DMD degree from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in 1980. After graduation she joined the US Navy and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and San Diego, California, where she was trained as a Division Officer and ran the Oral Diagnosis Department at the Naval Regional Dental Center in San Diego. She was in private and group practice from 1984 until 2013, focusing on General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Marshall earned a Master of the... 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 moyer

David Moyer

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

dmoyer1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Moyer joined Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in 1989 upon completion of his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BS in Biology in 1979 and continued his education at Temple University Dental School, obtaining his DDS with honors in 1983. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in anesthesia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1984. His MD was completed with honors in 1987, also at... 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

Alan Rich

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

arich1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Alan Rich was born in Portland, ME. He attended Deering High School followed by Amherst College, where he earned a B.A. (cum laude) in English and played varsity rugby. Dr. Rich served in the U.S. Army Dental Corp in Heidelberg, Germany from 1978-1981, and since 1981 he has been in private practice in Portland, ME. Professionaly, he is an active member of the ADA, MDA, and Casco Bay Study Club, and he has also served on the SAD15 Board... Read More

Barry Saltz

Barry Saltz

D.D.S.

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

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

Daniel traub

Daniel J. Traub

D.D.S., M.A.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4747

dtraub@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Dr. Traub was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from Colorado College in 1976 and subsequently taught secondary school in Colorado and Wyoming. He attended dental school at Creighton University, graduating magna cum laude in 1984. He then performed his residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1988 and became certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1990. Dr. Traub was engaged in the... Read More

Michael Truscott

Assistant Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

(207) 221-4747

mtruscott@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

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

Phyllis Wagstaff

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 Davidoff

Professor of Pharmacology

Director, Histology and Imaging Core Facility

(207) 602-2824

adavidoff@une.edu

Pickus Center
210
On Campus
Teaching Online

Expertise

Diabetes and obesity

physiology

pathophysiology

pharmacology

Cardiovascular disease

Staff

alissa balano

Receptionist

(207) 221-4747

abalano@une.edu

Oral Health Center
Front Desk
On Campus

Alissa Balano was born in Brooklyn, NY but grew up primarily in the Portland, ME area. She also lived with her family in Puerto Rico for several years. Alissa graduated with a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Brown in 2012. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered in Olneyville, RI, teaching English as a Second Language to immigrants from Central and South America. Alissa has also worked in the hospitality industry for Marriott hotels. Whether at home or... Read More

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

Madeline Brooks

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4702

mbrooks11@une.edu

Goddard Hall
On Campus

Madeline Brooks joined the CDM team in February 2016. A native of Cumberland, ME, Madeline now lives in Gray with her husband in their new home. Madeline enjoys working on home improvement projects, spending time at local Maine State Parks with her husband, and visiting with family.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

Sheryl Carr

Receptionist

(207) 221-4747

scarr5@une.edu

Oral Health Center
Front Desk
On Campus

Sheryl Carr joined the CDM team in June 2016. She was a licensed Zumba instructor for four years, teaching in Standish, Cornish, and MSAD 55 Adult Ed. Sheryl has experience working in a medically supervised weight loss clinic as well as at an insurance company for seventeen years. Her interests include dancing, kickboxing, hiking and kayaking, and she also loves animals.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

Julia Chernikova-Glidden

Laboratory Technology Coordinator

(207) 221-4747

jchernikovaglidden@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Julia Chernikova-Glidden joined the staff at UNE in June 2016. She received her doctorate degree in dentistry from Omsk State Medical Academy in Russia in 1998. During her time at school, she participated in research on the structural properties of human saliva. She worked as a dentist for five years before arriving in the USA. For over ten years, she has been working as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in several states.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

Jennifer DeRosa

Clinic Support Coordinator

(207) 221-4747

jderosa1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
202
On Campus

Jennifer DeRosa is from Auburn, Maine. She lives with her three kids and "other half." She has worked in the dental field for eleven years. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and kayaking.Read More

Holly DuBois

Holly DuBois

C.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4747

hdubois2@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Holleday (Holly) DuBois 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 Certified Dental Assistant since 1984.Read More

Stacey DuBois

Stacey Dubois

M.S., M.F.A.

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

(207) 221-4700

sdubois3@une.edu

Goddard Hall
114
On Campus

Stacey Dubois was born and raised in Caribou, ME, way up in "The County." Stacey majored in Psychology and minored in Creative Writing at Colby College, and she graduated summa cum laude in 2008. 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 2011. From 2011-2013, Stacey worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she assisted... 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

Helen Harder

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

Regina Korney

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

Amanda Langley

Community Outreach Coordinator

(207) 221-4729

alangley1@une.edu

Goddard Hall
106
On Campus

Amanda Langley grew up in Falmouth, ME and graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. After graduating, she worked for seven years as a Care Manager with the Connecticut Homecare Program for Elders. In 2013, she returned home to Maine, and in February 2014, she began working with Graduate Admissions at the University of New England. In this position, she coordinated the admissions for UNE's DMD program and was able to attend ADEA conferences. She... 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

Kathi Lucas

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

Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray

C.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4747

smurray12@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

Sarah Murray joined the staff at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine in August 2016. She is a Certified Dental Assistant with the Dental Assisting National Board and brings with her over 10 years of experience. Sarah has lived in Turner, ME for the past 20 years. She is an animal lover and currently resides with her son and two rescue dogs.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
221
On Campus

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 as well as the Class of 2018. Isaac earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England in 2008...Read More

Jordan Tallman

Patient Care Coordinator

(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

Rachael Tulipano

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4816

rtulipano@une.edu

Oral Health Center
112
On Campus

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) 221-4823

mvictory@une.edu

Oral Health Center
On Campus

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

Heidi Wieland

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