People

Administrator

James B. Hanley

Dean and Professor

(207) 221-4700

jhanley@une.edu

Goddard Hall

James B. Hanley, DMD is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts who attended public elementary schools in Shrewsbury and graduated from Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Sciences at Assumption College, he matriculated to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and was awarded a DMD upon successful completion of his studies.

Dr. Hanley practiced General Dentistry in Worcester before returning to Tufts and completing a residency program in Periodontology.  Subsequently, he opened a...

Jon Ryder

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

(207) 221-4707

jryder2@une.edu

Goddard Hall
113

Dr. Jon Ryder received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in private practice as well as teaching operative dentistry since 1996.  Dr. Ryder owned and operated two dental clinics for 10 years in Iowa. He was adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Operative Department at the University of Iowa where he lectured in restorative dentistry, dental technology, CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry and dental photography, as well as provided clinical instruction and supervision.  Dr....

Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs

(207) 221-4706

lvachon@une.edu

Oral Health Center
115

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...

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.

Jay Beauchemin

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4700

jbeauchemin1@une.edu

Goddard Hall
211

Dr. Jay Beauchemin received his DDS degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1986. He has been in full-time private practice as a general dentist since graduation. 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, since its inception...

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...

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) 221-4700

mdombroski@une.edu

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 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. ...

James Dunn

James Dunn

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4700

jdunn8@une.edu

Goddard Hall

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...

Fields Farrior

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4722

ffarrior@une.edu

Goddard Hall
221

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,...

Jeffrey Finegold

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4700

jfinegold@une.edu

Goddard Hall

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...

Andreina Izarra

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4721

aizarra@une.edu

Goddard Hall
208

Dr. Izarra completed both her Dental Medicine Degree and three-year surgical Postdoctoral Certificate in Periodontics at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There she received extensive experience in traditional periodontics, as well as cutting-edge regenerative treatment, dental implant surgery with ridge and sinus augmentation, and cosmetic periodontal plastic surgery procedures. In addition, she is certified in Wilckodontics (Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics). During her residency, Dr. Izarra provided didactic and clinical instruction to predoctoral students and participated in research involving the...

Tarryn Mac Carthy

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4712

tmaccarthy@une.edu

Goddard Hall
222

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...

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,...

David Pier

David Pier

D.M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4700

dpier@une.edu

Goddard Hall

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...

Affiliated Faculty

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...

Expertise

Vertebrate Retina Anatomy

Physiology histology

Immunocytochemistry

In Suit Hybridization

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

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.

Jeffrey Burgess

Associate Director, Clinical Operations

(207) 221-4704

jburgess1@une.edu

Oral Health Center
212

Jeff Burgess became Associate Director, Clinical Operations for the UNE College of Dental Medicine in August 2013. Prior to coming to UNE, Jeff was Director of Operations & IT at Community Dental.  From 1997 to 2008, Jeff worked for Catholic Charities Maine where he held several high level positions including Contract Manager, Director of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer.  Jeff also administered the organization's two dental centers and set the groundwork for establishing an orthodontic program.

Rebecca Carr

Rebecca Carr

M.P.H.

Community-Based Clinical Education Coordinator

(207) 221-4723

rcarr@une.edu

Goddard Hall
105

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Rebecca 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, a...

Megan Cummings

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

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4809

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....

Stacey Dubois

M.S., M.F.A.

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

(207) 221-4705

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...

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4809

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. 

Renee Giroux

C.D.A.

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4809

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.

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...

Certified Dental Assistant

(207) 221-4800

ksoulard@une.edu

Kimberly Soulard joined the staff at the University of New England, College of Dental Medicine as a Certified Dental Assistant in March of 2014.  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 worked at three fast-paced dental practices in the Greater Portland Area.  ...

Educational Support Coordinator

(207) 221-4773

istickney@une.edu

Goddard Hall
114

Isaac 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...