Meet the Team
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 28 years as a Dental Assistant. 25 of those years are with the Perna Dental Team. I have been the Office Manager for over 14 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.
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.
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.
Loryn Lee - Patient Coordinator
I graduated from Cincinnatus Central High School in 2013. I started with Perna Dental in 2023. I live in Conklin, NY with my son and Boyfriend and our dog. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. We like to take walks with our dog and spend most of our time in the summer boating at the lake.
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.
I graduated from SUNY BCC in 2020 with a degree in dental hygiene. I have been practicing for over 3 years. I joined the Perna Dental team in 2022.
When not taking care of my patients, I live in Susquehanna ,Pa. I enjoy reading, doing a variety of crafts, and spending time with my pets and family.
Michelle Cornell, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist
Vestal senior Highschool class of 89’. AAS travel and Tourism 1992 BCC. AAS Dental Hygiene 2001 BCC. Practicing RDH for over 21 years full-time.
I live in Vestal. I love my patients , coworkers, helping people better their health with proper oral hygiene habits. Making my patients feel comfortable & special. BRIGHTER SMILES. I spend time with family & friends, travel, nature, hiking & walking. I practice Reiki & Sound Healing. I enjoy live music, musicals, reading and meditation, praying & fine dining.
Katie Fenton, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist
Graduate of SUNY Broome- 2003. Oral facial Myofunctional Therapist. Certified Breast Feeding Specialist & Maternal Support Practitioner. Originally form Western NY & have lived in the Southern Tier area over 20 years.
I love being part of an amazing team and building lasting relationships with patients. I coach basketball & softball for my kids. Volunteer at my kids school. Love to play golf, softball, travel, hiking and Skiing.
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 13 years.
I devote all my free time to my 5 children. We love traveling, being outdoors and making family memories.
Darby Crocker - Dental Assistant
I graduated from Harpursville in 2015. I have been a dental assistant for over 6 years. Started at Perna Dental in 2023.
I live in Endwell with my 2 beautiful children. In my free time I enjoy, hiking, traveling, golfing and spending time with my family.
Halee Brown - Dental Assistant
I graduated from Windsor High School in 2023. I studied nursing and BOCES while in high school. Perna Dental is my first job in the dental field.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, jet skiing at my family’s lake house, and spending time with my boyfriend.
Brianna O’Brien - Dental Assistant
I graduated from Binghamton High School in 2009. I attended Broome Community College from 2009-2011. I have been a dental assistant for over 12 years, working with many dentists and specialist, including Oral Surgeons, Pediatric, periodontist, and Anesthesiologists. I started with Perna Dental in 2023.
The best part of my job is getting to work hands on to help patients achieve good oral health. I love educating patients, and helping them understand different aspects of dentistry.
Outside of work, I spend time with my fiancé, my son and our 3 dogs. We enjoy being outdoor, and spending time with friend and family.
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.