People Involved in this Dental Mission

Indigent children and their families of Guayaquil, Ecuador will be the recipients of pro bono Dental Care.

Ann Carlsson-Lalezarian, BS, RDH, MS

Received a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Orebro, Sweden and Farmingdale State College as well as a BS in Community Health from SUNY at Old Westbury. She holds a Masters in Hospital and Business Management from SUNY @ Stony Brook with a Thesis on the need for DH care in assisted living communities. Since 1992 Ann's private practice experience is in both General and Periodontics. Since 1994, Ann has been an Adjunct Associate DH Clinical Professor at Farmingdale State College where she also was instrumental in creating an international student exchange program between Farmingdale State College and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Ann is an Adjunct Associate DH Professor at NYU School of Dentistry in the DH department, where she teaches and developed the Pain Management/Lab course and the International Oral Health course. A member of the ADHA, Ann’s passion is Dental Hygiene education and developing new curriculum.

Barbara Greene, BA, RDH, MBA

A member of the ADHA received a BA in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook, an Associate in Dental Hygiene from Farmingdale State College and a MBA in Executive Management from St. Johns University. Barbara has been a practicing Dental Hygienist for 35 years. She has been an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Farmingdale State College since 1994. Barbara has served as a Liaison for Part-time and Full Time DH Faculty as well as recently trained to serve on the Tripartite Grievance Panel at Farmingdale State College. She has been a Continuing Ed. Lecturer at FSC, NYU College of Dentistry and at the Long Island Periodontal Forum. Her involvement in the community has been as a committee member for “Give Kids a Smile”, participating in the Farmingdale State College “Give a Marine a Smile” and supervising her students at the yearly Sjogren's Awareness and Walkabout Day. Barbara’s passion is educating both students and patients in the importance of oral and general health by treating the “Whole Patient”.

Anita Roth, RDH, BS, MS

Received a BS in Dental Hygiene from Farmingdale State College and a MS in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Bridgeport. Anita is a Clinical Instructor at NYU College of Dentistry in the Dental Hygiene Program where she supervises and trains students in Clinic, Dental Materials lab and Pain Management lab. Anita has been a Research Coordinator at the Center for Learning and Innovation, North Shore-LIJ Medical Center. She was the recruitment coordinator for a five center NIH funded clinical trial. The Clinical trial, Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT) was published in JAMA 2013. Anita is a member of both the ADHA and the AADH where she served as an AADH Governing Council Member for two years and chaired the Finance Committee and Membership Committee. Presently, she has been elected as Treasurer. Anita’s passion for Dental Hygiene is in the science, research and education of patients, students and professionals about the oral-systemic link.