Staff

 NAME

 POSITION

 TELEPHONE

Bower, Marsha Associate Professor
 292-2767
Ellis, Barbara Instructor 292-2763
Fontana, Dr. Camillo Adjunct Professor
 292-2045
Laurion, Kim Instructor
 292-2762
Lawrence, Dr. David Professor/Director
 292-2761
Rodriguez, Krista Adjunct Assistant Professor  
 292-2765
Ryan, Tracey Adjunct Instructor  
 292-2038
Viswanathan, Dr. Saroj Professor
 292-2765
 

Marsha E. Bower, Associate Professor

Degree
  • AAS Dental Hygiene, Monroe Community College
  • AAS Accounting, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • BS Business Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • MA Liberal Arts and Sciences, SUNY Brockport
Previous Experience
  • Practicing dental hygienist for 30 years.
  • Non-surgical dental hygiene therapist.
  • NYS CDA.
  • Registered Dental Hygienist.
Role at College
  • Associate Professor Dental Studies.
  • 1st/2nd Year Clinical Coordinator/Liaison.
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence.
  • Dental Office Management and Business Practice.
  • Dental Studies Faculty Mentor.
Other
  • Chancellors Award
  • Dental Studies Peer Tutoring Chair/Advisor
  • Distance Learning Assessment Committee
  • Faculty Senator/Professional Development Committee
  • Health Related Professions Retention/Tenure and Promotion Committee
  • Innovation of the Year Award/Distance Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene
  • New Faculty Mentor
  • NISOD Award
  • NYSDHEA Past Treasurer
  • SADHA Faculty Advisor
  • Veterans Student Advisor
 

Barbara R. Ellis, RDH, CHES, MA, Instructor

Degree
  • A.S. Dental Hygiene, Monroe Community College
  • B.S. Health Education, SUNY Oswego
  • MA Health Education / Public Health, University of Alabama
  • EDD Administrative Management and Leadership (in progress), Capella University
Previous Experience
  • 35 years in private dental practice as both a dental assistant and hygienist.
  • 5 years at Monroe Community College, Full-time Faculty.
Role at College
  • Full-time Faculty - Instructor.
 

Camillo F. Fontana, Adjunct Professor

Degree
  • DDS, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • BS Chemistry, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Previous Experience
  • General Dentistry Residency, St Clare’s Hospital, Schenectady, NY
  • Attending Dentist, St Clare’s Hospital, Schenectady, NY
  • 29 years practicing general dentistry in private practice
Role at College
  • Supervising Dentist
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Liason to online course preceptors
  • Lab Instructor in Clinial Dentistry
  • Continuing Ed Clinical Instructor
Other
  • Vice-President and Co-Founder: Excelsior Brigade Fife & Drum Corps
  • Amatuer Astronomer
  • Owner of Historic Landmark in Pittsford, NY
 

Kim Laurion, Instructor

Degree
  • B.S. Health Sciences Education, SUNY at Buffalo
  • M.S. Career and Technical Education (candidate - expected graduation 2013), SUNY College at Oswego
Previous Experience
  • 30 years - Dental Hygienist - private practice Periodontics
  • 4 years - part-time instructor - MCC Distance Dental Hygiene
  • 2 years - full-time instructor MCC
Role at College
  • Clinical Instructor
 

David B. Lawrence, D.D.S., Associate Professor / Director

Degree
  • B.A., Alfred University
  • D.D.S., New York University
Previous Experience
Dr. Lawrence has taught at Monroe Community College since 1989. Besides being chairperson of the department since September 1996, he has been supervising dentist for the program since 1995.
Role at College
  • Professor / Director
Other
His interests include educational technology and distance learning.
 

Krista M. Rodriguez, RDA, RDH, MA, FADAA, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Degree
  • AAS in Dental Assisting, Niagara County Community College
  • BS in Allied Health Education, State University of NY at Buffalo
  • AAS in Dental Hygiene, Monroe Community College
  • MA in Liberal Studies, State University of NY College at Brockport
License
  • NYS Certified Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
  • Certified to Administer and Monitor Local Infiltration Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Analgesia
Previous Experience
  • Private practice and specialty practice in dental assisting
  • Clinical dental assisting at the University of NY at Buffalo School of Dentistry
  • Clinical dental assisting in the US Army Reserves
  • Clinical dental hygiene in private practice
  • Teaching and program coordinator for Dental Assisting Program, Muskingum Area Technical College, OH
  • Teaching and course coordination for Dental Studies Programs, Monroe Community College
  • Online instruction, development and assessment for distance Dental Assisting Program and Dental Hygiene courses, Monroe Community College
  • Continuing Education Presentations for both DA and DH topics and Diversity Issues in Healthcare
  • Teaching experience in courses: dental materials, radiology, oral anatomy and physiology, clinical dental assisting and dental hygiene, specialty practice procedures, preventive dentistry, therapeutics, pathology, expanded functions, practice management, ethics, emergency procedures, caries management, DANB Review Course
Role at College
  • Assistant Professor, Full-time Faculty in Dental Studies Programs
  • Teaching: Oral Anatomy courses, Preclinical and Clinical Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene, Specialty Procedures
  • Coordination: Clinical Externship for Dental Assisting
Other
Professional Membership/Committee Participation
  • American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
  • New York Dental Assistants Association (NYDAA)
  • Rochester Dental Assistants Society (RDAS)
  • NYS Dental Hygiene Educators Association

Awards and Accomplishments
  • Merit Award from Seventh District Dental Society
  • Fellowship in the American Dental Assistants Association (FADAA)
 

Tracey Ryan, Adjunct Instructor

Degree
  • A.S., Onondaga Community College
  • B.S., SUNY Oswego: Vocational Teacher Preparation: summa cum laude
  • M.S., SUNY Buffalo: Adult Education
Previous Experience
  • 25 years clinical experience as registered dental hygienist
  • Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES: GED preparation instructor
  • Oswego BOCES: Dental Assisting instructor
Role at College
  • Adjunct instructor: dental studies
Hobbies
  • Reading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
 

Dr. Saroj Viswanathan, Professor

Degree
  • DDS, MDS - Government Dental College, Bombay, India
  • DDS - State University of NY at Buffalo
Previous Experience
  • Private Dental Practice 1974 - 1995
Role at College
  • Faculty in Dental Studies 1974 - present
  • Served as Department Chair 1984 - 1990
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