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
Advanced clinical dental hygiene practice and clincal periodontology
and the legal
and prevention aspects of child abuse
and family violence; herbal medicines.
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 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
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 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
Periodontology: theory and non-surgical therapy; bi-directional relationships between chronic periodontal infection and systemic diseases; oral hygiene management of the medically compromised individual.
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
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
Danielle Peterson graduated from University of New England in 2009 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and went on to complete her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010 while working full-time in private practice. Danielle continued her education at Saint Joseph's College online where she obtained a Masters Degree in Health administration in 2015. She joined the UNE Dental Hygiene faculty as a part-time clinical instructor in the Spring semester of 2017... Read More
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
Community Health & Public Health
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
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