Our Team 2015

Ann Carlsson-Lalezarian, BS, RDH, MS

IMG_2968 (1)

Received a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Orebro, Sweden and Farmingdale State College as well as a BS in Community Health from SUNY at Old Westbury. She holds a Masters in Hospital and Business Management from SUNY @ Stony Brook with a Thesis on the need for DH care in assisted living communities. Since 1992 Ann’s private practice experience is in both General and Periodontics. Since 1994, Ann has been an Adjunct Associate DH Clinical Professor at Farmingdale State College where she also was instrumental in creating an international student exchange program between Farmingdale State College and University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Ann is an Adjunct Associate DH Professor at NYU School of Dentistry in the DH department, where she teaches and developed the Pain Management/Lab course and the International Oral Health course. A member of the ADHA, Ann’s passion is Dental Hygiene education and developing new curriculum.

Barbara Greene, BA, RDH, MBA


A member of the ADHA received a BA in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook, an Associate in Dental Hygiene from Farmingdale State College and a MBA in Executive Management from St. John’s University. Barbara has been a practicing Dental Hygienist for 35 years. She has been an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Farmingdale State College since 1994. Barbara has served as a Liaison for Part-time and Full Time DH Faculty as well as recently trained to serve on the Tripartite Grievance Panel at Farmingdale State College. She has been a Continuing Ed. Lecturer at FSC, NYU College of Dentistry and at the Long Island Periodontal Forum. Her involvement in the community has been as a committee member for “Give Kids a Smile”, participating in the Farmingdale State College “Give a Marine a Smile” and supervising her students at the yearly Sjogren’s Awareness and Walkabout Day. Barbara’s passion is educating both students and patients in the importance of oral and general health by treating the “Whole Patient.”

Anita Roth, RDH, BS, MS


Received a BS in Dental Hygiene from Farmingdale State College and a MS in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Bridgeport. Anita is a Clinical Instructor at NYU College of Dentistry in the Dental Hygiene Program where she supervises and trains students in Clinic, Dental Materials Lab and Pain Management Lab. Anita is a Research Coordinator at the, North Shore-LIJ Healthcare System, Division of Allergy & Immunology. In addition, she also still practices in private practice in Great Neck, NY. She was the recruitment coordinator for a five center NIH funded clinical trial. The Clinical trial, Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT) was published in JAMA 2013. Anita is a member of the ADHA. Anita’s passion for Dental Hygiene is in the science, research and education of patients, students and professionals about the oral-systemic link.

Ziba M. Zadeh, DDS


Dr. Ziba M. Zadeh received her degree in Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Zadeh’s achievement at UCSF was recognized by several awards and honor to reflect her extraordinary work in preventive care and restorative dentistry. Dr. Zadeh is a highly skilled dentist dedicated to providing gentle and effective care to patients of all backgrounds. Dr. Zadeh believes that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention and has made it her mission to enlighten patients to ways they can take greater control over their own dental health.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Zadeh has established innovative procedures for apprehensive patients to receive their dental treatment in complete comfort. These procedures comprised of complex extractions, restorations, root canals as well as preventive dentistry.

Dr. Zadeh is passionate about dentistry and has consistently pursued extensive continuing education since graduation. In addition to traditional dentistry, Dr. Zadeh is particularly focused on preventive/cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign and smile designs. Dr. Zadeh’s practice has evolved into a full-service clinic with state of the art technology  providing comprehensive services for its patients and their families.

Dr. Zadeh’s priority is to treat everyone like family and provide them with the highest quality of dental care. She strives to make each visit as enjoyable as possible and makes your comfort her top priority.