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 24 years as a Dental Assistant. 20 of those years are with the Perna Dental Team. I have been the Office Manager for over 9 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 10 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.



Hurija Mujkic at Perna Dental

Hurija Mujkic - Dental Assistant


Education: I graduated from Binghamton High School. I attended SUNY Broome and Practical Dental. I am now enrolled in the DANB/CDAMP dental assisting program. I have been a Dental Assistant for over 5 years and at Perna Dental since the summer of 2020.

I recently moved back to Binghamton from Hampton, VA to be closer to family and friends. I like to travel to new places, explore and experience different cultures.



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.

Shannon Lewis at Perna Dental

Shannon Lewis, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist


Education: I graduated from Binghamton High School, received my bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego, and then my Dental Hygiene degree from SUNY Broome.

I have been a dental Hygienist for over 7 years and started working for Perna Dental the summer of 2020. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my dog, Albie.

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.



Laura Beavers at Perna Dental

Laura Beavers - Patient Care Coordinator


I have been in the dentistry field for over 25 years, and with the Perna Dental family 6 years.

I grew up in Harpursville where I've raised my 2 daughters. I'm happily enjoying life with my kids and close friends.

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.


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