Dental Hygiene

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Director of Dental Hygiene
Linda Hecker, C.D.A., R.D.H., B.S., M.A.

A native New Yorker, Ms. Hecker received her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from New York City College of Technology in 1978. While working full-time as a clinical hygienist and raising a family, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology with a Dental Hygiene specialty from Thomas Edison State College in 1996. Ms. Hecker began teaching in 1996, launching a new Dental Assisting Program for Mercer County Technical Schools. During her tenure there as Director, she completed her Master of Arts in Professional Studies. Rowan College at Burlington County hired Ms. Hecker as the Dental Hygiene Program Director in 2004 and she diligently worked towards accreditation from the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Previous experience as a consultant and site visitor for the ADA CODA was helpful during this process. Recently appointed as a consultant to the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Ms. Hecker continues to broaden her professional horizons. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and has served the New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association as secretary, trustee and liaison to various other professional organizations.

Full-Time Instructor
Faith Zimnes, R.D.H., M.S.

Faith Zimnes graduated from RCBC in 2010. She obtained her bachelor of science in Geoscience at the College of New Jersey and joined the RCBC faculty in 2013 as an adjunct. Ms. Zimnes was hired as a full-time instructor in 2016. Ms. Zimnes is the clinical coordinator for both freshmen and senior clinic sessions. She is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Mentorship Award through the auspices of the New Jersey Dental Hygienist Association.

Clinical Assistant
Mary Kay Comegys, R.D.H.

Ms. Comegys brings a wealth of clinical experience to the Dental Hygiene Program having spent many years in a pediatric dental practice. She is an integral part of the program responsible for patient reception, student rotation supervision, sterilization and infection control and assistant to the director, faculty and students.

Adjunct Faculty

Lois I. Aaronson, RDH, BS
Marshall J. Alter, DMD
Pat Bocage, RDH, BS
Jennifer Brook, RDH
Mitchell G. Cohen, DMD, MAGD
Claire H. Denshuick, RDH
Susan Disoteo, RDH, MS
John Grant, DMD
Stephanie Houghkirk, RDH, BSDH
Kimberly Jakubicki, RDH
Jill Kern, DMD


Amy Molnar-Shah, RDH, MS
Eileen Morrissey, RDH, MS
Denise McSorley, RDH, BS
Jean Rath, RDH, BS
Barbara Ann Rich, DDS
Rita Salva, MA, RDH, CDA
Fina K. Saunders, BS, RDH
Harmit Sekhon, DMD
Karen Vidovich, RDH
Tom Viola, RPh
Jonathan Simon, RDH, BS