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, DHEd, Acting Program Director
DHEd, A.T. Still University

M.S., New York University
Orofacial Pain Fellowship, UMDNJ

B.D.S., University of Baghdad/College of Dentistry
U. S. Active Licensed Dentist

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

Maria Rodrigues, DMD, M.S.
MS, Columbia University

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

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

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

Yraida Aponte-Lipski, RDH, BS, MPH
M.P.H, University of New England
B.S., New Jersey City University
A.A.S., Hostos Community College

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

Tiffany M. Puccia-Janajreh, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
MSDH, University of Bridgeport
BSDH, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
RDH, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 

Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MS.Ed.
MS.Ed, Bernard M. Baruch College
BSDH, University of Bridgeport
RDH, New York City Technical College 

Robin Apton, RDH, BS, MS
MS, Columbia University School of Dentistry
BS, Columbia University School of Dentistry
RDH, Columbia University School of Dentistry,

Julina DaSilva, RHD, BDS
BDS, Centro University Serra Dos Ogaos
RDH, Eastern International College

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

Alyssa Depiro, RDH, BSDH
BSDH, University of Bridgeport
RDH, Rutgers University

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

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

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

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

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.