Dental Hygiene

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Gail VasilenkoDirector of Dental Hygiene
Gail Vasilenko, MA, R.D.H., CDA

Gail Vasilenko is an associate professor who graduated in 1978 from the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, the world’s first dental hygiene school. Previously at Rutgers University since 2001, her years of experience as a clinical supervisor have provided Gail with the insight and understanding of the many responsibilities involved to be an efficient educator and leader. As a mentor and role model, Gail’s communication skills develop relationships and build trust. Many years as outcomes assessment coordinator have provided Gail with the expertise to gather and analyze relevant data for program improvement. Gail holds a master’s degree in education from Seton Hall University and serves on multiple committees on the American Dental Hygienist’s Association. She earned the Mary Dutton Faculty Mentor Award and coming full circle to Rowan College at Burlington County, Gail was a member of the original steering committee for the initiation of the first Burlington County Dental Hygiene Program.

Full-Time Instructor
Faith Zimnes, R.D.H., M.S.

Faith Zimnes graduated from RCBC in 2010. She obtained her bachelor of science in Geoscience at the College of New Jersey and joined the RCBC faculty in 2013 as an adjunct. Ms. Zimnes was hired as a full-time instructor in 2016. Ms. Zimnes is the clinical coordinator for both freshmen and senior clinic sessions. She is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Mentorship Award through the auspices of the New Jersey Dental Hygienist Association.

Clinical Assistant
Mary Kay Comegys, R.D.H.

Ms. Comegys brings a wealth of clinical experience to the Dental Hygiene Program having spent many years in a pediatric dental practice. She is an integral part of the program responsible for patient reception, student rotation supervision, sterilization and infection control and assistant to the director, faculty and students.

Adjunct Faculty

Lois I. Aaronson, RDH, BS
Marshall J. Alter, DMD
Mark Birnbaum, DMD
Pat Bocage, RDH, BS
Jennifer Brook, RDH
Mitchell G. Cohen, DMD, MAGD
Kym Davis, RDH
John Grant, DMD
Lindsey Holmes, RDH
Stephanie Houghkirk, RDH, BSDH
Kimberly Jakubicki, RDH
Denise McSorley, RDH, MS
Eileen Morrissey, RDH, MS
Jean Rath, RDH, BS
Barbara Ann Rich, DDS
Rita Salva, MA, RDH, CDA
Fina K. Saunders, RDH, MHSc
Harmit Sekhon, DMD
Amy Shah, RDH, MS
Jonathan Simon, RDH
Karen Vidovich, RDH
Tom Viola, RPh