Dr. Michael Perna leads an excellent team of dental professionals. Equipped with advanced technology, he continues excellence in dentistry that has spanned 3 generations. We look forward to caring for you, your family and your friends.
Michael C. Perna, DDS
“Dr. Mike”, as his patients know him, is a Binghamton native and a third generation dentist. He follows his father, Dr. Alfonso J. Perna, who followed his father, Dr. Alfonso A. Perna, in caring for the dental needs of this community.
After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in biology at SUNY Oswego, he received his dental degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1993. He continued his career at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, completing a year residency with advanced training in all aspects of dentistry. He returned to Binghamton and today practices family dentistry for adults and children, including cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry, as well as implant placement and restoration.
In addition to his commitment to providing quality dental health care to all of his patients, Dr. Mike is an active member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Broome County Dental Society. He was the chairman of the Peer Review and Quality Assurance committee of the 6th District Dental Association and secretary of the Broome County Dental Society.
Dr. Mike is married to his wonderful wife, Casey, and they have three beautiful children.
Alfonso J. Perna, DDS
Positions Held: Past President of the Broome County Dental Society; Past President of the Sixth District Dental Society; Past Member of the Board of Governors, NYSDA, 1981-1987; Chairperson of the Western N.Y. Section of the American College of Dentists, 2003; Executive Director of the Sixth District Dental Society, 1991-2016.
Fraternal Organizations: Alpha Zeta Fraternity; Delta Sigma Delta; Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree
Emily Walton (CDA)
I began as a dental assistant in 2005 and attended BCC for Biology. I have been with the Perna Dental family since 2013.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My husband, Michael, and I have been married since 2000 and are very proud of our four children. I also enjoy books, movies, music, and a good cup of coffee.
I began as a dental assistant over 12 years ago. I joined the Perna Dental team in 2015.
I have been married to Sean since 2009. We have 2 wonderful children, Spencer and Freya.
Interests: Hunting, fishing, swimming, being outdoors, crocheting. Hanging with family and friends, watching movies and playing cards.
Daniele Klepfer (RDH)
I worked for 5 years as a dental lab technician. I have been a hygienist for 25 years and have been at Perna Dental since 2002.
Interests: Walking my dog and being with family and friends. I am currently involved with the Oral Cancer Foundation and have become the event coordinator for the Southern Tier Oral Cancer Awareness Walk.
Julia Valle (RDH)
I am originally from the Binghamton area but went to Dental Hygiene school in Tucson, Arizona. I graduated from the hygiene program in 2005. I worked there for a few years in a periodontal office and pediatric office.
I moved back to Binghamton to be with family. Shortly after moving back I met my wonderful husband Kenny and we were married in 2009. That same year I started working at Perna Dental.
My Husband and I love salsa dancing and hanging out with family and friends. I have three great stepsons that are grown. The oldest has twin boys and the middle son has two boys. I love being a young grandma.
I thank God everyday that I have such a great family and work with such a great team at Perna Dental.
Michele Farthing (OM/CDA)
I am a Binghamton High School graduate and attended BCC. I am DANB licensed and CDAMP certified Dental Assistant.
I have over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant and 6 years as a Office Manager.
I have been a part of the Perna Dental team for over 17 years.
As the office manager, I oversee all office policies, staff and patient care. I am also the coordinator of Children’s Dental Health Month. We provide education for children through schools and public events.
I live in Johnson City with my 2 children. I stay busy with all their sports and musical activities.
Colleen Babicek (Patient Care Coordinator)
I graduated from BOCES as a licensed practical nurse and I worked as a geriatric nurse for twenty plus years. Then I attended Ridley Lowell Business Institute and received a degree as a medical administrative assistant and started my career over 12 years ago with my Perna Dental family.
I live with my husband in the Vestal area and we’ve been blessed with three children and nine grandchildren. When I have free time, I enjoy family time, reading, gardening, baking, Christian music and traveling.
Laura Beavers (Patient Care Coordinator)
I have been in the dentistry field for over 20 years and with my Perna Dental family over 3 years.
I grew up in Harpursville where I’ve raised my family. I have 2 daughters. The oldest in attending SUNY Oneonta and the youngest is a senior in high school. Happily enjoying life with my kids and close friends.
Melissa Bronson (Bookkeeper)
For 15 years, I worked for the M&M/Mars company. I left when my son was almost two and was a stay-at-home mom for fours years. I returned to work part-time as a bookkeeper at Moxie. I have been there for six years.
I live in the town of Conklin with my husband, Daniel, who I have been married to for 17 years, our two wonderful sons, Sean and Even, and our two dogs, Luke and Leia.
I enjoy reading and walking, but most of all camping every weekend with the family.
I love what I do and wouldn’t want it any other way! LIFE IS GREAT
It is our goal and privilege to treat our patients as we would treat our families. We offer high-quality, friendly service in a gentle, caring atmosphere. Our patients are the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. Our patients will be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion at all times. Being of service to our patients is the definition of our purpose and the mission of our practice.
- a highly trained and professional staff
- state-of-the-art equipment and technology
- the finest quality of care and value
- our patients will be highly satisfied with their personalized care
- they will develop a long term relationship with our practice family
- they will enjoy oral health and beautiful smiles for a lifetime
- our patients will feel confident in referring their friends and family members to our practice