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Be Thankful for Knowing in November and Giving Back

Guilderland, NY – What does Be Thankful for Knowing in November and Giving Back really mean? Well, for starters it is taking a moment to be thankful for all the things that you actually know. Maybe you figured something out on your own by doing your own research, or maybe you learned it from a teacher, your dentist, a family member, or something you read or saw on the tv. It is a great feeling when you fully understand, and truly know something, especially learning from someone who has dedicated their lives to educate you. 

Teachers educate children and adults every day. Their knowledge of things that they researched and planned to teach, takes a lot of dedication and time, and they give that back to you. But did you know that your dentist does the same thing? At Oshins of Smiles, Dr. Oshins is not only a dentist, he is an educator in the field of dentistry. He gives back to all of his patients by educating them in total body wellness and oral health. He takes the time to keep up with new advances in dentistry and dental sleep medicine, so that he can fully take care of every single one of his patients. He gives back his knowledge to you with all of his educational and hands on experiences. As a Kois graduate, Dr. Oshins received advanced training in dentistry by learning from the best of the best in the field of dentistry. He went over and beyond his education in dental school to go the extra 10 miles, to better educate himself by attending the Kois Center. In addition, Dr. Oshins did his Dental Sleep residency at the University of North Carolina to help his patients that may have a sleep breathing disorder, and ultimately add years on to their lives by creating oral sleep appliances to open airways. He did this to gain more knowledge, not just for himself, but for all of his patients. Giving Back! On top of all of those amazing accomplishments, Dr. Oshins teaches dental residents at Ellis Hospital to further educate them with all of the techniques, skills and exceptional patient care he has learned throughout his schooling and career, so that they too can become high quality dentists.    

Be thankful for knowing that you have a dentist that is passionate about dentistry and the overall health of his patients. Check out the Oshins of Smiles website at www.oshinsofsmiles.com. Call us today to set up your initial exam. Let Dr. Oshins give back to you, and you will be thankful for knowing that there is a dentist that is willing to put every ounce of his knowledge and energy for the well-being of all of his patients’ health. Spread the word!! Many thanks!

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!!

With Oshins of Smiles,

Dr. Steven Oshins DDS and the Oshins of Smiles Team

Steven Oshins

Steven Oshins

Dr. Steven Oshins is committed to achieving extra-ordinary levels, expanding both knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry in order to provide his patients with the highest standard of care. He is not here to judge patients, but to thoroughly learn about each patient’s oral condition, determine their susceptibility to future breakdown, and discuss a plan to help them successfully achieve and maintain a healthy and attractive smile. A lifelong capital district resident, Dr. Oshins graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He pursued his childhood dream of becoming a dentist because it combined his love of science and technology and the visual arts with his overwhelming passion to help people. While in dental school, he was one of two students across the United States selected for an internship at the Unites States Penitentiary, Atlanta Dental Clinic, where he worked under the most prestigious dentists in the Federal Government. Upon graduation, he completed his two-year residency at Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, NY. During his second year of residency, he worked with various local oncologists and cardiologists and developed protocols for patients prior to starting chemotherapy, radiation treatment, or cardiac surgery. He stayed on as a staff dentist until 2000, when he opened up his private practice in Guilderland, NY. Dedicated to providing his patients with the most effective, up-to-date, and proven dental treatments, techniques, and options, he pursued multiple post-graduate programs in advanced dentistry, studying under the top dentists in the world, such as Dr. John Kois, Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. John West, and Dr. Ronald Jackson, completing over one hundred continuing education hours each year. He recently graduated from the renowned Kois Center, an advanced didactic and clinical program for practicing dentists, after completing a comprehensive, rigorous nine course curriculum with the latest advances in esthetic, occlusion, implant, and restorative dentistry. Because of his compassion for others, he donates his personal time and professional services to local schools and humanitarian organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity and Freihofer Run for Women. He taught radiology and worked in the clinic for eight years at Hudson Valley Community College in the Dental Hygiene program and has a current faculty position at Ellis Hospital Residency program. He also writes a monthly article for the Guilderland Our Towne newspaper in hopes of sharing his knowledge of how to achieve lifelong oral health. He hopes to realize his dream of participating in missions to impoverished countries to teach proper oral health and provide services to the needy. He is a current member of the American Dental Association, New Your State Dental Society, Western New York Kois Study Group, Third District Society, Ellis Medicine Implant Study Club, and Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, Dr. Oshins enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially with his aunt and uncle at their camp in Lapland Lake, NY. A standout soccer player in high school, he continues his love of the sport by playing in local recreational leagues. He also enjoys all sports, working out, traveling, biking, kayaking, photography, and the arts. He continues his passion for cooking and takes classes at the Culinary Institute of America and Schenectady Community College. Dr. Oshins’ greatest achievement is the difference he makes in his patients’ lives by helping them smile.