Dental Hygiene Programs Faculty

At Eastern International College, our dental hygiene program faculty are dedicated to teaching students the skills needed to meet the expectations of a competitive job market. By promoting basic and critical thinking skills in the classroom and creating a supportive environment, our faculty aim to help students grow professionally, personally and intellectually. Browse our directory below to see program director and educator credentials for our dental hygiene programs faculty.


Dental Hygiene Programs Faculty Directory

Alaa Mohsen, BDS,MS, MPH, Acting Program Director
M.S., New York University
M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Orofacial Pain Fellowship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
B.D.S., University of Baghdad
Doctor of Health Education and Promotion, ATSU-in Progress
U. S. Active Licensed Dentist

Gloria B. Rosenberg Gertzman, PhD, DMD, FAGD
Ph.D., Rutgers University
D.M.D., University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
M.A., Rutgers University
B.A., Brooklyn College
CCHP, Certified Correctional Health Provider, NCCHC

Mannie Levi, DDS
D.D.S., Columbia University Pediatric Dentistry Certificate
B.A., Queens College

Yraida Aponte-Lipski, RDH, BS
B.S., New Jersey City University
A.A.S., Hostos Community College

Hilda Mallol-Noel, RDH, BSAS
B.S.A.S., Thomas Edison College
A.A.S., Middlesex County College

Mary Lou Nicoletti, RDH, BS
B.S., Montclair State University
A.A.S., Dental Hygiene in Dental Hygiene, Bergen Community College

Dianne Romer, RDH, BS
B.S., UMDNJ (University of Medicine and Dentistry)
A.A.S, Middlesex County College

Ariel Greenblatt, DMD, MPH
D.M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry
M.P.H., Columbia University
B.A., Rutgers University

Thomas Viola, R. Ph.
B.S. St. John’s University

Jennifer Morelli, BSHS, AAS
B.S.H.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
A.A.S., New York University – College of Dentistry

Anaika Forbes Grant, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
MSDH, University of Bridgeport
BSDH, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport
RDH, New York City College of Technology

Daniel Leff, DDS
DDS, SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry
BA, Queen College
GPR Certificate, VA Medical Center

Khrystyna Vyprynyuk, RDH, BS
BS, New York City College of Technology
AAS, New York City College of Technology

Kim Attanasi, RDH, BS, MS, PhD
PhD, Walden University
MS, University of Maryland
BS, College of Long Island
RDH, Essex County College

Maria Rodriguez, MDM, MS
MS, Columbia University

Al-Isha Tisdale-Jones, RDH, BS
RDH, Essex County College

About Our Dental Hygiene Programs

Eastern International College offers two dental hygiene programs: and Dental Hygiene, A.A.S. Each program is designed to help you fulfill rewarding roles in the dental hygiene field. In addition to preventative oral healthcare and dental hygiene skills, you’ll learn how to perform diagnostic assessments, routine dental cleanings, examinations and more. Our dental hygiene programs also feature laboratory and clinical components for a well-rounded learning experience.

Get in Touch with the EIC Faculty

Reach out to Eastern International College’s dental hygiene programs faculty by calling either our Jersey City or Belleville campus, or request contact information using our online form.