Meet Dr. Wolfe
Dr. Matthew Wolfe was born and raised in Rochester, NY; he is a graduate of West Irondequoit High School. He completed both his undergraduate and dental school degrees at the University of Pittsburgh. He also received a minor degree in Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales in Sidney, Australia, where he studied abroad. He recently completed his intensive General Practice Residency program at MAHEC and Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he received advanced clinical and didactic training in private practice and hospital settings. Dr. Wolfe was able to use his knowledge of dentistry to treat patients both domestically and abroad. After having been on three humbling mission trips he understands there are many people that don’t have access to care, it is his passion and calling to serve those in need!
“I am beyond excited to return back home to serve my local community! My experiences have led me to take chances, see the world, and inspire individuals to find the best in themselves, I love traveling, experiencing new cultures, and trying many different foods. I am a big sports fan as I have played lacrosse and soccer my entire life. I thrive on feeling adrenaline and I am hungry for each opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. I am very proud to join Harborside Dental, and look forward to serving all of you & your family’s dental needs.”
Meet Dr. Antetomaso
Hello, my name is Jordan Antetomaso and I could not be more excited to join Dr. Viola and his esteemed colleagues, I grew up in Webster, New York and graduated from Webster Schroeder High School. I received my Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University of Pittsburgh in biochemistry, followed by my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Recently, I completed a General Practice Residency at Rochester Dental Hospital, where I received clinical and didactic training in the dental field. I have spent extensive time giving back to the community through volunteer dental charities including Mission on Mercy, Bright Island Outreach in the Dominican Republic and beyond. Some of my passions include playing ice hockey, golf and spending time with friends and family, Some of my favorite hobbies of course rooting for the Sabres, Bills ans Nittany Lions. I am beyond thrilled to return to my hometown of Webster long term and join such a great practice!
Meet Dr. Viola
Born and raised in Rochester NY, I am privileged to have been providing your dental care for over 35 years. I grew up in Irondequoit and attended St Cecilia’s and Bishop Kearney High School. After studying at the University of Notre Dame and Loyola of Chicago School of Medicine and Dentistry, I worked in Chicago and then many years in beautiful Geneva NY. I eventually returned to my roots to practice in Webster. It has been great to be back home for more than 20 years with all of my family, friends and familiar places. My wife Rebecca, an administrator in the Rochester City School District, and I live in Penfield with our little rescue dog Joey. We enjoy the outdoors, traveling and dining in all of our wonderful local restaurants. In my younger years, I was an avid sailor, scuba diver, bicyclist, musician and for a short time, a radio DJ. Now I spend my free time golfing, skiing and cheering on the Fighting Irish.
Meet Dr. Pignato
Dr. Michael Pignato graduated from Mcquaid High School in 1970. After studying at Niagara University and St. Johns Pharmacy, he then went on to NYU School of Dentistry class on 1978. He completed his residency in 1979. Dr. Pignato owned his practice from 1979 until he joined Harborside Dental Team. When he's not in the office taking care of patients, he enjoys providing community support. He has taken numerous trips to Nicaragua, St. Lucia and Tennessee where he donated his dental services. He has been married to his wife, Diane since 1979. They share one daughter, Alyssa, and granddaughter, Natalie, together.
Deanna, Accounts Payable
It has been Deanna’s pleasure to be working with Dr. Viola for 20 years. She feels very grateful to be working with an amazing team that provides wonderful dental care. She attended Monroe Community College and holds an associate degree in Business Administration. She is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family. “It is a pleasure working with Dr. Viola and the whole staff,” says Deanna.
Lisa, Office Manager
Lisa has been in the dental field since 1977, where she began working for her father, Dr. Russell Gugino. “Throughout the years, I have truly come to have a passion for what I do. It is very rewarding to provide excellent dental care to our patients. Creating beautiful, healthy smiles is what I strive to achieve. Working for Dr. Joseph Viola allows me to continue to provide the highest quality of dentistry by improving our patients’ oral health,” says Lisa. She attended Our Lady of Mercy High School and is a graduate of Monroe Community College. Previously, Lisa has held Treatment Plan Coordinator, Scheduling Coordinator, Financial Coordinator and Dental Assistant positions. She is married with two daughters.
Chelene, Front Office Appointment Coordinator
Chelene started her dental career in 2010. “I have the privilege of interacting with our patients on a daily basis, as well as everyone I work with at Harborside Dental.” Says Chelene. She is married and has two children. Outside of work she enjoys, reading, hiking, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.
Amy, Front Desk
Amy has been in the medical field for over 25 years. Prior to joining Harborside Dental, Amy worked at Rochester General for 20 years as a phlebotomist. Amy is excited to join Harborside Dental. Amy lives in Ontario with her husband Mark and dog Toby Joe.
Alexa, Front Desk
Alexa has been working in the dental field since 2018. She graduated from Webster Schroeder and then went on to get a Communications Studies degree from the University of Georgia. She was a student-athlete in college, playing soccer for the Georgia Bulldogs. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She continues to play soccer and likes to go golfing.
Michele, Registered Dental Hygienist. BS
A 1992 graduate form University of Maryland, Baltimore college of Dental Surgery, Michele has been working with Dr. Viola and his team since 2003. She provided dental care in Maryland, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania before returning to Rochester, New York. She also served as Adjunct Faculty, teaching clinical skill to Dental Hygiene students at Harrisburg Area Community College and MCC. “Helping people achieve optimum dental health is my greatest reward.” says Michele.
Kathryn, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie has been a dental hygienist for 30 years, working with Dr. Michael Pignato. "I am excited to join the amazing team at Harborside Dental and continue to provide great dental care for our patients. Harborside Dental provides state of the art dental care while maintaining a warm family like atmosphere." Outside of work, Katie enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling.
Andrea, Registered Dental Hygienist
Andrea began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant before becoming a dental hygienist in 1990. "I love providing complete dental healthcare and making patients smile! Getting to know patients and their families is the best part of my job! Joining the Harborside Dental team has been amazing!" Andrea attended Bishop Kearney High School and earned her hygiene degree at MCC. She currently resides in Webster with her husband of nearly 30 years, Rob. She has two sons, RJ and Luke. Her daughter and son-in-law, Lexie and John live in Brighton. Andrea enjoys cooking, bike riding, relaxing in the sun, live music events and spending time with family and friends.
Jessica, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessica graduated from MCC's Dental Hygiene Program in 2017 and has been practicing full-time since then. I love to help people understand how to maintain a healthy smile that will last them a lifetime! In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants.
Kaila, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kaila graduated from Monroe Community College in 2017 and has been a full-time Registered Dental Hygienist since then. I am excited to join the dental team here at Harborside Dental and provide the best care to all of my patients. Outside of work, I love being home with my family and two dogs. I look forward to meeting you.
Shaela, Dental Assistant
Shaela graduated from MCC's dental assisting program in 2016. She loves every aspect of dentistry and love to learn about the new and upcoming advances that dentistry offers. She has more recently graduated from Roberts Wesleyan with her bachelor's in Health Care Administration. in Shaela's spare time, she loves to go to the Thousand Islands with her two children and baking.
Meri, Dental Assistant
Meri has been working with Dr. Viola since 2010. “I value his knowledge of dentistry, all that I have learned and continue to learn throughout each year ” says Meri. She is married with two sons and one daughter. In her free time she enjoys being with them.
Margaret, Dental Assistant
Margaret graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Tunxis Community College in 1990. "I am very lucky to have found a career that I love. I enjoy taking care of patients and working with such an outstanding dental team everyday." In her free time, she enjoys cooking, solving puzzles, cozy time with her two cats and her five grandchildren.
Laura, Dental Assistant
Laura has been in the dental field for 25 years and is very excited to be part of the Harborside Dental Team! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and family. She loves the outdoors, gardening, camping, swimming and reading. "The beach is my go to place, so being here us like a day at the beach."
Deana, Dental Assistant
Deana has worked alongside Dr. Pignato since 1995 immediately following dental assisting school. She is very excited to now be a part of the Harborside Dental Team. Deana grew up in Webster, NY. She now resides in Ontario with her husband, Chad and son, Avery.