Dr. Yang & Dr. Ahmed are accepting new patients and are ready to serve our communities.
Dr. Hong (Grace) Yang received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Case Western Reserve University and earned the Stanley M. Koobation Award in recognition of her outstanding clinical skills. She also has a MBA from Texas A&M University and a BS in Health Science from the Campbell University of North Carolina. Dr. Yang served in the US Army Special Forces Airborne Division as a medic & QA Specialist for four years. She has moved to Presque Isle from North Potomac, Maryland, and her hobbies include running, playing basketball, aerobic dancing, reading, and listening to music. Please join us in welcoming Dr Yang to our dental team!
Dr. Qaiser Ahmed received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a National Health Service Corps scholar. He also has a Masters in Bio medicine from Eastern Mennonite University and a BA in Biology from the University of Mary Washington, both of which are located in Virginia. Additionally, over the past year Dr. Ahmed has provided dental care to a wide range of patients, including children, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a 4-year collegiate basketball player where he served as team captain for 2-years. He has coached high school and youth basketball. His hobbies include watching and playing sports, hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Ahmed recently moved to Presque Isle from Philadelphia and is looking forward to getting acclimated to the community! Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ahmed to our dental team!
Jan Tompkins, RDH
University of Maine
Jan has been practicing dental hygiene for 15 years and joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in 2013. She is committed to helping children learn how to achieve a happy and healthy smile! Jan was born and raised in Caribou and resides there today with her husband, Jeremy and incredible son, Lucas.
Christine Edgecomb, RDH
Christine was born and raised just across the border in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada. She joined the St Apollonia Dental Team in 2018 and has been practicing dental hygiene since graduating from Dalhousie University in 2010. She is dedicated to making each dental visit pleasant and comfortable, while helping children maintain a healthy smile! She currently resides in Presque Isle with her exceptionally tall and caring husband, Michael!
Donna Green, EFDA, CDA
University of Maine
Donna joined the St. Apollonia Dental Team in 2011 and has been working as a certified dental assistant for many years. Donna makes every effort to help children feel comfortable at their appointment with her kind-hearted and warm personality. She is very hard-working and it pays off here at St. Apollonia Dental Clinic. She has recently become EFDA certified (Expanded Functional Dental Assistant). Donna grew up in Island Falls and resides in Presque Isle with her beautiful daughter, McKenzie.
Lyndsey Lynch, Dental Assistant
Lyndsey is a 2013 graduate of the NMCC Dental Assisting Program. She is working towards becoming a Certified Dental Assistant and hopes to complete those requirements by the end of 2019. She has worked in the dental field for over 6 years and rejoined the St. Apollonia team in 2019 because she has a passion for working with children. In addition to being a skilled dental assistant she is uniquely gifted in easing a child’s fears with laughter, compassion and understanding. Lyndsey resides at Scopan Lake with her fiancé Ryan, her charismatic and adventurous children Ava, Adelle and Clyde along with Otto, their German Shepherd pup.
Erin Susee, Dental Assistant
Erin is one of our newest team members and we are pleased to have her on board. She loves all Disney princesses, especially Cinderella. Her warm smile and kind manner will help any patient through their dental appointment.
Jodie Rooney, Scheduling Coordinator
Jodie joined the St A team in the Fall of 2019. . She is the pleasant voice and smiling face of our practice! Jodie works with our patients to help manage appointments and coordinate needed care. Jodie and her husband,Chris reside in Presque Isle. They have two sons.
Julie Tucci, Practice Manager
Julie joined the St. Apollonia Dental team in 2013. She believes the most important qualities for any team of health care professions should be providing the best dental experience and care for each patient, excellent customer service as well as connecting with the parents who make St. Apollonia their dental home for their children. She has extensive training in practice management, and is always pursuing new and effective leadership experience. In her free time she enjoys camping and 4 wheeling with her husband Dennis, making quilts for those she loves and traveling often to Cape Elizabeth where she loves making memories with her grandchildren, Behr and Dakota.
Dr. Norma Desjardins, Executive Director
Dr. Desjardins grew up on a potato farm in the County. She graduated from the University of Maine and from Tufts Dental School, and has practiced general dentistry in the County since 1992. She is the cofounder of Academy Dental and founded St. Apollonia Dental Clinic where she serves as Executive Director. Dr Desjardins resides in Van Buren with her husband Paul. They have two adult children and a growing number of fabulous, fun, fantastic grandchildren.