Meet the Team


Michele Farthing at Perna Dental

Michele Farthing, CDA - Office Manager/Certified Dental Assitant


Education: I graduated from Binghamton High School, attended Broome Community College. I am a DANB licensed and CDAMP certified Dental Assistant.

I have over 26 years as a Dental Assistant. 20 of those years are with the Perna Dental Team. I have been the Office Manager for over 11 years.

As the Office Manager I oversee all patient care, staff, and office policies. I enjoy my staff and patients.

I live in Johnson City with my 2 children. I stay busy with all their sports and activities. I also enjoy being at our summer cottage and traveling.

Heather Lutynski Shedd at Perna Dental

Heather Lutynski Shedd - Dental Assistant


Education: I graduated from Chenango Valley High School in 2007. Attended Broome community College from 2007-2009. Criminal Justice/Paralegal. Attended Elmira Business Institute from 2009 to 2011 where I got my Medical Assistant degree. I've been a Dental Assistant for over 12 years.

I have 5 children and 2 step children, a fiancé and a dog named Ragna. I love spending time with my family and I enjoy the outdoors.

Marissa Parr at Perna Dental

Marissa Parr - Dental Assistant


Education: I graduated from Binghamton High School and attended SUNY Broome. I have been a dental assistant since 2015. I have recently joined Perna Dental in September 2020.

I spend my free time traveling and making memories with my son, family and close friends.



Jennifer Hamar at Perna Dental

Jennifer Hamar, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist


Education: I grew up in Kirkwood and attended Windsor High School. In 2003, I graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I then went to SUNY Broome, where I studied Dental Hygiene. I have been a Dental Hygienist for over 10 years.

I now live in Binghamton and have a 14 year old daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy working out and spending as much time as I can outdoors.

Laurie Washburn at Perna Dental

Laurie Washburn, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist


Education: I graduated with distinction from Broome Community College Dental Hygiene program in 1981.

Worked six years for a periodontist, then Dr. Anthony Franzonello for 30 years. I just recently joined Perna Dental in summer of 2020. I enjoy being a Dental hygienist, love my personal interactions and building long lasting relationships with all my patients. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.



Erin Snyder at Perna Dental

Erin Snyder - Patient Care Coordinator


Education: I graduated from Windsor High School and attended SUNY Cortland.
I have been in the dental field for over 24 years. I started with my grandfather who was a local dentist. I worked with Dr. Anthony Franzonello for over 20 years and now with Perna Dental as we just joined practices.

I live in Binghamton with my 2 beautiful children. When I am not at work, you can find me on the lake with friends and family or off on an adventure.

Brittany Finkle at Perna Dental

Brittany Finkle - Patient Care Coordinator


Education: I grew up and graduated from Windsor High School. I then furthered my education at SUNY Broome and SUNY Geneseo, where I was a member of the basketball team for both schools.

I now live in Windsor with my family. I have a toddler that keeps me very busy! I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.



Lindsay Heath at Perna Dental

Lindsay Heath - Patient Care Coordinator


Education: I graduated from Chenango Forks High School in 2009. I have been in the dental field as a Patient Care Coordinator for over 4 years.I joined the Perna Dental team in November of 2021. I enjoy helping patients and working with my teammates.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my 3 children and fiancé’. We like outside activities such as camping, fishing, going to the lake and cooking out. I am also and active reader and love to cook.



Melissa Bronson at Perna Dental

Melissa Bronson - Bookkeeper


I have been in the accounting field for over 30 years and with Perna Dental for 4 years.

I live in the town of Conklin with my husband of 20 years and our two sons. I keep busy attending all sporting and musical activities they are involved in. In my spare time I enjoy camping, reading and walking, but most of all, spending with my family.

Lillian Tayor at Perna Dental

Lillian Tayor


Bio Coming Soon!

Michelle Cornell at Perna Dental

Michelle Cornell


Bio Coming Soon!


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