Dr. Steven Oshins is committed to achieving extraordinary levels, by expanding both his knowledge and expertise in health and dental wellness in order to provide his patients with the highest standard of quality care. He does not judge patients on their home oral care. He thoroughly learns about each patient’s oral health, and overall wellness, in which he is then able to determine their susceptibility to future breakdown. Dr. Oshins will analyze all the information that he has compiled on his patient’s and is able to discuss a treatment 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 United 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. Dr. Oshins is a graduate from the renowned Kois Center, an advanced didactic and clinical program for practicing dentists. This includes completing a comprehensive, rigorous nine course curriculum with the latest advances in esthetic, occlusion, implant, and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Oshins furthered his education in dentistry by completing his Dental Sleep Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina, in April of 2019. He is now able to incorporate all that he has learned in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine from the brilliant minds of Dr. Mayoor Patel, Dr. Terry Bennett and Dr. Gregory Essick, and make Dental Sleep Medicine a part of his dental wellness practice. Dr. Oshins is able 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.
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 as an attending dentist. 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 achieve 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, Academy of General Dentistry, New York 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 and supporting his patients by attending their games. He also enjoys all sports, working out at the gym, biking, kayaking and cross-country skiing. He has competed in multiple Spartan races and will be training to achieve another Trifecta. In addition to sports, Dr. Oshins loves traveling, photography, and the arts. He continues his passion for cooking and has taken classes at the Culinary Institute of America, Honest Weight Food Co-op and other local gourmet shops.
Dr. Oshins’ greatest achievement is the difference he makes in all of his patients’ lives by helping them to not only gain a healthy smile but being a part of their overall wellness.