At the beginning of a New Year, we say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. We make resolutions, and vow to make a fresh start. Maybe you’re resolving to spend more time with your family, to work out more or finally get the smile you’ve dreamed of. While we can’t help you out with all your resolutions, Oshins of Smiles would love to help you get that superstar smile that enables you to look and feel your best.
Today, no one should hide their smile from the world, especially when there are ways to straighten, whiten and perfect it. Some of the cosmetic dental procedures we offer are:
Whitening- a safe, effective way to lighten your teeth. The most efficient way to do this is with custom whitening trays and gel obtained in our office.
Bonding– We can blend different shades of composite chairside to match your surrounding teeth making the fillings unnoticeable.
Porcelain veneers- These are custom made thin shells of porcelain which are bonded on your teeth. They can be used to change color, shape, size, length and correct minor alignment. They have good longevity and are strong and resistant to stain and wear.
Invisalign Orthodontic Aligners- These are virtually invisible clear aligners which are worn like retainers and are effective in achieving tooth movement and alignment.
Through cosmetic dental procedures we not only transform your smile but we place importance on making people feel happy, more confident, and proud.
If you’re ready for the New Year and for your new smile call our office to set up a complimentary exam and let’s see what option is best for you. We look forward to making you look and feel your best. Remember, everyone deserves to smile. Have a happy and healthy new year!
With Oshins of Smiles, Dr. 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.