People

Full-time Faculty

Marji Hamer-Beem

Marji Harmer-Beem

R.D.H., M.S.

Dental Hygiene Program Director, Associate Professor

(207) 221-4315

mharmerbeem@une.edu

118

Marji Harmer-Beem received her degree in dental hygiene from Westbrook College Dental Hygiene Program in Portland, Maine in 1977 and her Master of Science degree in education from the University of Southern Maine in 1993. She has taught advanced clinical dental hygiene, clinical periodontology, practice management, and ethics. Professor Harmer-Beem has published many articles and written book chapters related to clinical practice. She has held leadership positions in faculty governance. She... Read More

Expertise

Advanced clinical dental hygiene practice and clincal periodontology

health ethics

and the legal

ethical

and prevention aspects of child abuse

elder abuse

and family violence; herbal medicines.

Aube

Mary Aube

RDH, MS Ed

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Hygiene

(207) 221-4319

maube4@une.edu

Coleman

Professor Aube graduated with her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Westbrook College, Portland , Maine,  in 1988.  She worked in clinical practice for a general dentist for a year in Rhode Island.  Professor Aube then moved to Maine and joined Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry, practicing for over 25 years.  Through these years she returned to Westbrook College where she attained her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene as well as joined the UNE Dental Hygiene Faculty.  After 9 years of part time at UNE, Professor Aube... Read More

Ruth Collard

Ruth Collard

RDH BS

Clinical Instructor of Dental Hygiene

(207) 221-4317

rcollard@une.edu

Ruth Collard  Full time clinical instructor in the University of New England dental hygiene clinic. 

graduate of University of Minnesota school of dental hygiene in 1978

graduate of University of Minnesota undergraduate degree in social psychology 1980Read 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

LIsa Dufour

Lisa A. Dufour

R.D.H., M.S.

Professor

(207) 221-4313

ldufour@une.edu

Hersey Hall
321

Lisa Dufour received her dental hygiene degree from Westbrook College (now UNE) in 1976, and her Master of Science degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1987. She is a well  practiced clinician  (both in private practice and dental public health) with extensive experience in the delivery of non-surgical periodontal therapy. Professor Dufour has been teaching at UNE since 1981 with her primary teaching responsibilities being periodontology theory and clinical practice. Her research, in part, has focused on the... Read More

Expertise

Periodontology: theory and non-surgical therapy; bi-directional relationships between chronic periodontal infection and systemic diseases; oral hygiene management of the medically compromised individual.

Laura Krause

Laura Krause

D.D.S.

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4470

lkrause@une.edu

Coleman

Dr. Krause received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas and her  DDS from The University of Missouri at Kansas City.  She has taught at The University of New England continuously since 1988 in the Department of Dental Hygiene.Read More

Beverley Litchfield

Assistant Clinical Professor

SBIRT Champion

(207) 221-4318

blitchfield@une.edu

Coleman
113

Dr. Litchfield received her Doctor in Health Science Degree, with a Global Health Concentration from Nova Southeastern University in 2015.  She has a Master in Health Administration, from St. Joseph's College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and an Applied Associate of Science with a Dental Hygiene major from Westbrook College.

Prior to joining the Dental Hygiene Program as an assistant clinical professor, she was an adjunct faculty both as a clinical instructor and as a lecturer, and was in private... Read More

Courtney Vannah

Courtney Vannah

IPDH, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4249

cvannah@une.edu

Coleman
113

Professor Vannah graduated with her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from the UNE Dental Hygiene Program in 2003 and returned to complete her Bachelor of Science in 2009. She worked in various clinical practices in Maine ranging from general dentistry to cosmetics. In 2009 Professor Vannah returned to UNE as the founding Program Director of the Dental Hygiene Outreach Program, generously funded by the Ludcke Foundation, in which she set up extramural clinical rotations for students in interdisciplinary FQHCs across... Read More

Expertise

Community Health & Public Health

Professional Staff

Charlene Sargent

Office Manager

(207) 221-4278

csargent2@une.edu

Coleman
110

Charlene Sargent has been with the Dental Hygiene Program for 10 years, most recently as the Office Manager.  The dental hygiene program runs a clinic, serving the general public, for which Charlene oversees the day to day operations, ensuring the clinic runs smoothly.  She also provides academic support to the program director as well as faculty. Read More

Patty Farrar

Administrative Assistant

Dental Hygiene

(207) 221-4277

pfarrar@une.edu

Coleman
109

I have worked with the Dental Hygiene department for seven years which I greatfully enjoy.  The dedicated staff and students are the highlite of my days.  Prior to working here at UNE I was a Real Estate Broker with my husband specializing in the sale of hospitality properties while owning a full sevice hotel in Ogunquit, Me. 

I enjoy cooking for family and friends and entertaining.  Reading and outdoor gardening  and traveling are among the many things I enjoy doing... Read More

Janet Lefebvre

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4471

jlefebvre2@une.edu

Janet Lefebvre has been with the Dental Hygiene Program since October of 2007 as an Administrative Assistant.  The dental hygiene program operates a clinic providing preventive oral health care to the general public.  Janet works at the front desk at the clinic providing support to patients, faculty and students.  She assists in helping students achieve their requirements.  Read More

Barbara Norton

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4471

bnorton@une.edu

Barbara Norton has been at UNE since 2006 in the Department of Dental Hygiene as a Staff Assistant and provides administrative support to the departmentRead More