JoEllen Hawley, Office Manager
JoEllen began her career in dentistry and in our office in 1972 under the guidance of Dr. Hurley’s predecessor, Dr. John Aber. Her 33 years in the field allows her to better guide patients through the often confusing maze of dental care options, treatments, and financial concerns. JoEllen enjoys our family oriented practice and is eager to help all of our patients feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit.
Lisa Bockus, RDH
Lisa received her dental hygiene degree from Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York. Joining Near Westside Dental in 1996, Lisa works one on one with each of her patients. She enjoys educating and implementing personalized hygiene programs specific for each of her patient’s needs. Her work here is full time and she is often a sounding board for her longtime, trusting patients when questions arise about treatment options.
Felicia graduated from a two year Dental Assisting program at BOCES in 2016 and began working at the office in January of 2017. Felicia is currently studying at Corning Community College with the hopes of transferring to Broome Community College for Dental Hygiene. She strives to create a very welcoming and relaxing environment for each and every patient.
Jo Ann Lax, RDH
Jo Ann is a part of our team with over 30 years of dental hygiene experience. She takes pride in providing her patients with a relaxing, comfortable service and always has an unmatched positive attitude at the office. She absolutely loves the friendly and family oriented practice that she helps foster here. Jo Ann resides in Elmira with her husband Ted who is also a practicing general dentist in the community, and their two children.