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Dental Management Course Faculty

Dr. Joseph Fantuzzo

Dr. Fantuzzo is Chair and Residency Program Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Division of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH). He is an Assistant Professor of Dentistry and an attending surgeon with active staff privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Sharon Elad

Dr. Sharon Elad, D.M.D., M.Sc

Dr. Elad is the Chair of the Oral Medicine Division at the EIOH. She is a Professor of Dentistry and an attending dentist with active staff privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, New York. Dr. Elad is the Secretary of the International Society of Oral Oncology and involved is a principle investigator in multi-central international clinical trials.

Dr. Patricia Carlson

Patricia Carlson, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Dr. Carlson obtained her D.D.S. degree from the Instituto Metodista de Ensino Superior in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1996. She obtained her M.P.H. in 2006; completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program in 2006 and a General Practice Residency (GPR) Program in 2007 all at the University of Rochester. She was recruited in 2008 as a faculty member in the Division of General Dentistry. Dr. Carlson has worked with hospital dentistry and GPR residents since she joined the faculty group at UR.

Dr. Maricelle Abayon

Maricelle Abayon, D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Abayon is an Assistant Professor at Eastman Institute for Oral Health. She supervises residents at Howitt Urgent Dental Care at EIOH, and has worked with patients with various medical conditions.

Dr. Tejal Shastri

Tejal Shastri, D.D.S., M.H.A.H.

Dr. Shastri graduated at Marquette University both Dental School (2006) and Master of Health Administration program (2002). She is the Site Director and Downtown Health Care Center and the Intermediate Program Director of the General Practice Residency Program at Eastman Institute for Oral Health.