People

Administration

Jon Ryder

Jon S. Ryder

D.D.S., M.S.

Dean

(207) 221-4700

Goddard Hall

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.

Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Patient Care

(207) 221-4700

Oral Health Center

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

Goddard Hall

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

Full-time Faculty

Tatyana Baranovsky

Tatyana Baranovsky

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

Goddard Hall

Dr. Tatyana Baranovsky received her D.M.D. from Lviv Medical University in Ukraine in 1999. After passing the Israeli Dental Boards, she lived and practiced as a general dentist in Israel for 12 years.

Dr. Baranovsky successfully graduated from Advanced Education in General Dentistry and Prosthodontic specialty programs at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health. She received multiple Research Grant Awards from prosthodontic societies such as the American College of Prosthodontics, New York Section, Gnathological Society, and... Read More

Linda Baughan

Linda W. Baughan

D.D.S., M.Ed.

Clinical Professor

Goddard Hall

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dr. Baughan received her B.S. in Biology from Christopher Newport University and her Master of Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She entered dental school as a non-traditional student after having taught in public schools for six years. Upon graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 1983, Dr. Baughan practiced in Richmond, Virginia as a general dentist and served as adjunct faculty at VCU School of Dentistry until she entered dental education full time in 1988. Dr. Baughan... Read More

Jay Beauchemin

Assistant Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

Oral Health Center

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

Michelle Beaulieu

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Goddard Hall

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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

Oral Health Center

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

Goddard Hall

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 at mBrace Orthodontics in Falmouth, ME, 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... Read More

Jeff Doss

Jeffrey Doss

D.D.S.

Associate Clinical Professor

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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

Eileen Dunfey

Eileen Dunfey

RDH, MS.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4845

edunfey@une.edu

Goddard Hall
321

Professor Eileen Dunfey has been a faculty member at the University of New England since 1997.  She received her B.A., at the University of New Hampshire, A.S., in Dental Hygiene at Westbrook College and M.S., in Medical Educational Leadership in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England.  Professor Dunfey  has taught Radiology and Special Care I & II in the Dental Hygiene program.  She has also been a clinical instructor for the third and fourth year dental hygiene students.... Read More

James Dunn

James Dunn

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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

Jeffrey Finegold

Assistant Clinical Professor/Group Practice Leader

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

Elizabeth Franco

Assistant Clinical Professor

Goddard Hall

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

Glenn Hanf

Glenn C. Hanf

D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Associate Clinical Professor

Goddard Hall

Dr. Hanf was born in Elizabeth, NJ. He graduated from Ursinus College with a B.S. in Biological Science. He subsequently graduated from UMDNJ, now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

In his first year upon graduating, Dr. Hanf was a full-time Clinical Instructor in a T.E.A.M. (Training in Expanded Auxiliary Management) program at UMDNJ. He then served as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in Oral Diagnosis, Radiology, and Emergent Care two... Read More

Michael Hersom

Assistant Clinical Professor

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

Goddard Hall

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

Goddard Hall

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

Rachel King

Rachel L. King

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

Goddard Hall

Dr. Rachel King is originally from the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, but she has lived in a variety of locales throughout her years of education and practice. After graduating from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in 2009, Dr. King continued her training as a pediatric dental resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Following residency, she entered the U.S. Air Force, where she had the opportunity to practice for two years in... Read More

Kivus

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

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

Goddard Hall

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

Oral Health Center

After a varied career of over 44 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 spends two days per week at the UNE College of Dental Medicine and manages his family's rental home at Province Lake, NH. Dr. Lamothe lives in Wells, ME with his wife of over 35 years, Cindel. They have two children. His hobbies... Read More

Peter Larrabee

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

Dr. Larrabee received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maine at Orono, followed by a D.M.D. from Tufts University in 1976. In 1977, he founded a general practice in Buxton, Maine, which he owned and ran until 2012.

Like the CDM Class of 2018, Dr. Larrabee began his career at UNE in August of 2014, teaching primarily in the Simulation Clinic. Since 2015, his responsibilities have shifted to focus more on overseeing students in the Oral Health Center... Read More

Kristin Lawson

D.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

Dr. Lawson grew up in western New York. She went to the University at Buffalo, completing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master's degree in Nutrition. She earned her DDS degree from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2012. Following dental school, Dr. Lawson completed a residency program to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry and received a Master's degree in Dentistry from The Ohio State University, as well as a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from... Read More

rachel mckee garoufalis

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

Since her early years as a swim instructor, Dr. McKee Garoufalis (Dr. McKee for short) has always had a special passion for teaching. In both dental school and her endodontics residency, Dr. McKee was actively engaged in teaching both in the clinic and in the classroom, earning her the Joseph I. Tenca Scholarship for commitment to education.

In her spare time, Dr. McKee enjoys traveling above all else. In addition to living on both coasts and traveling to many states... Read More

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

Timothy Mitchell

Timothy A. Mitchell

D.M.D., M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

James Ortengren

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

Dr. Ortengren was born in Sweden and immigrated to Tacoma, Washington as a child. He is a 1979 graduate of Washington State University.

Dr. Ortengren attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington DC. After graduation in 1983, he and his wife moved to Summit, NJ, where he accepted a position as an associate dentist in a large family practice. In the spring of 1987, Dr. Ortengren and his wife moved to Maine. They have two grown children now and... Read More

Adepitan Owosho

B.Ch.D., F.A.A.O.M.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Goddard Hall

Dr. Adepitan A. Owosho received his dental degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria in 2010 and practiced as a general dentist for 2 years before commencing his oral and maxillofacial pathology residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/School of Dental Medicine in 2012. After successful completion of his specialty training, Dr. Owosho completed a 2-year oral/dental oncology clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Owosho is a board-certified Diplomate of the... Read More

David Pier

David Pier

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

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

Alan Rich

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

Dr. Kent Thompson worked in private orthodontic practice in Granite Bay, CA from 1990 to 2006. He was the Chief of Orthodontics at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX from 2007 to 2011. From 2014 to 2017, he worked in private radiology practice in Loomis, CA.Read More

Daniel traub

Daniel J. Traub

D.D.S., M.A.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Oral Health Center

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

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

Goddard Hall

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Goddard Hall

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

Affiliated Faculty

Arafat

Hwyda A. Arafat

M.D., Ph.D., MMEL

Professor

Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2389

harafat@une.edu

Stella Maris
420

Dr. Hwyda Arafat graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with highest honors. Upon completing her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Pathology, she joined the faculty of Ain Shams University as an instructor of Anatomy and Histology. She received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Histopathology/Biochemistry) and her PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Arafat received her... Read More

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2415

fdaly@une.edu

Stella Maris
428

Dr. Frank Daly has focused on vertebrate retinal biology and is currently an associate professor of biomedical science at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 interest in the developing nervous system, using immuno-histochemistry and other molecular techniques to investigate melanopsin in the retina of the Nassau Grouper, the... Read More

Expertise

Vertebrate Retina Anatomy

Physiology histology

Immunocytochemistry

In Suit Hybridization

David Johnson

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2403

djohnson@une.edu

Stella Maris
432

Dr. Johnson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont, his Masters Degree from UMASS Amherst, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D, he did a one year fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse under Dr. Joe Goldfarb. After that, he trained for two more years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College... Read More

Expertise

Neurobiology of drugs of abuse

including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health

longevity

peter morganelli

Peter Morganelli

M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Peter Morganelli, Ph.D.  joined the UNECOM Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2013 and teaches immunology and physiological sciences for the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Dental Medicine.  Dr. Morganelli received formal training in physiology focusing on neurophysiology, cell physiology, and endocrinology at Miami University of Ohio and Dartmouth Medical School.  After completing post-doctoral training in immunology, he went on to study how immune cells affect the underlying mechanisms of atherosclerosis, in particular how immune... Read More

Expertise

Human Physiology

Cell Physiology

immunology

Staff

Malcom Benham

Assistant Director of CDM Information Systems

Oral Health Center

Malcolm Benham joined the staff of 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. Malcolm now serves as the Assistant Director of CDM Information Systems.Read More

Madeline Brooks

Staff Assistant

Goddard Hall

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

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Goddard Hall

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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

Receptionist

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Oral Health Center

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

Kayla Collins

Academic Student Affairs Coordinator

Goddard Hall

Kayla was born and raised in Caribou, ME, but has lived in Orono, ME the past six years while pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master's degree in Student Development in Higher Education at the University of Maine. During her undergraduate studies, Kayla worked at the Tutor Program providing academic support to students and was also active in her sorority and the Greek community. Through her graduate assistantship, she worked with Fraternity and Sorority Life... Read More

Inventory Control Specialist

Oral Health Center

Jimmy has an Associate's degree in business. He has worked at the Univerisity of New England for sixteen years, primarily in the mail room/copy center, but also as an administrative assistant in the Physician Assistant program for three years. During his time at UNE, he has developed a deep understanding of and respect for how hard UNE's students work to achieve their goals. Now joining us at the CDM, Jimmy's goals include being a good team member and helping our... Read More

Jennifer DeRosa

Clinic Support Coordinator

Oral Health Center

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

Stacey DuBois

Stacey Dubois

M.S., M.F.A.

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

Goddard Hall

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

Holly DuBois

Holly DuBois

C.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

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

Travis Erickson

Assistant Director of Student Success and Professional Development

Goddard Hall

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

Ashli Fraser

Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

Ashli Fraser enjoys spending time with her two children and husband. Some of her favorite pastimes include hiking, camping, and watching her boys play sports. Ashli lives in Saco, ME with her family and pets.Read More

Casey Groff

Receptionist

Oral Health Center

Cassandra Groff grew up in Munjoy Hill in Portland and has spent the last decade developing her skills as an artist and as a beauty consultant. She enjoys meeting new people, giving them guidance, and helping them to overcome challenges. She also loves to explore all that Maine and New England has to offer by traveling new roads and experiencing the rustic towns and natural splendor.Read More

Lead Sterilization and Dispensary Technician

Oral Health Center

Mark Guhl was recently employed at Mercy Hospital, where he gained seven years of experience in sterile processing. He has worked with multiple health disciplines, including orthopedics, spinal, ENT, dental, and thoracic. He was previously empoyed at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Ballard Community Hospital in Washington.Read More

Bienvenu Kantungeko

Sterilization Dispensary Assistant

Oral Health Center

Bienvenu (Ben) Kantungeko is originally from Burundi in East Africa and has lived in Maine since the summer of 2011. He speaks Kirundi, Swahili, French, Kinyarwanda, and English. Outside of work, he enjoys performing Burundian traditional drums (ingoma) in the Batimbo United band. He also likes outdoor activities such as running, soccer, and basketball. Ben is looking forward to continuing his education at the University of New England while employed at the CDM. Read More

Regina Korney

Certified Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

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

Goddard Hall

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

Receptionist

Oral Health Center

Cassandra grew up in Falmouth, ME. She attended the Dental Careers Institute for dental assisting and also previously worked at an assisted living facility as a CRMA. Cassandra enjoys the outdoors and traveling.Read More

Kattia Lomando

Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

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

Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

Tha is originally from Cambodia, and she moved to the United States in 2006. She began working as a cashier, and, after furthering her education, became a Rehab Nursing Technician in 2009. She worked in this position for four years while taking additional coursework. Tha has also worked as a Direct Support Professional and as an on-call Cambodian interpreter. She joined the College of Dental Medicine team in late January, 2017 and is looking forward to working with individuals at... Read More

Patoine

Patient Care Coordinator

Oral Health Center

Susan Patoine is a graduate of Westbrook College, having earned an A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the UNE College of Dental Medicine in June 2016 after practicing 33 years as a dental hygienist in private practice. Gardening, kayaking, and spending time with family are just a few of her favorite hobbies.Read More

Receptionist

Oral Health Center

Miriam (Mim) Powelson grew up in Penacook, NH before she moved out to Syracuse to pursue a degree in Environmental Education. Mim worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club for three years before she moved to Portland. She enjoys spending time outside, including hiking, canoeing, and camping.Read More

Kathryn Rondeau

Lead Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

For twenty-eight years, Kathy worked as an Oral Surgeon Assistant in two private practices. She has a passion for emergency medicine, which inspired her to work as a volunteer Medical Emergency Technician for nine years. Kathy was also a senior member of National Ski Patrol for sixteen years, where she taught outdoor emergency care to new patrollers. Over the years, Kathy's hobbies have included whitewater kayaking, skiing, hiking, and gardening. Kathy currently resides in Saco, ME with her husband and... Read More

Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

Stephanie Salamone joined the UNE CDM in June 2016. Prior to this, she worked as a dental assistant in private practice. Stephanie enjoys working with CDM students, giving them guidance, and helping them to succeed. She is currently working toward a Bachelor's degree in Biology, with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies, at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Stephanie is a native to the Portland area, where she currently resides with her daughter, Francesca. In their free time,... Read More

Kacee Smith

Kacee Smith

C.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

Oral Health Center

Kacee graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMA, Bangor Campus in 2012. She worked at Penobscot Community Dental Clinic in Bangor for two years until she moved to southern Maine. Kacee worked at Community Dental in Portland and served as the AEGD Residency Coordinator. She was credentialed to go to the O.R. at Maine Medical Center for Sedation Dentistry.Read More

Kimberly Soulard

Assistant Director of Patient Services

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

Assistant Director of Educational Support and Student Recruitment

Goddard Hall

Isaac joined the College of Dental Medicine in July 2014 and has been with UNE since 2008. Isaac spent his first six years with UNE holding various positions in the offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate & Professional Admissions. In his current role, Isaac manages the educational technology and student enrollment aspects of the CDM. Isaac was elected Secretary of the American Dental Education Association Section on Dental School Admissions Officers at the 2017 ADEA Annual Session held in Long... Read More

Jordan Tallman

Patient Care Coordinator

Oral Health Center

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

Melissa Victory

Patient Care Coordinator

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

Heidi Wieland

Inventory Control Specialist

Oral Health Center

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