Dr. Oshins believes it takes the “whole team” to achieve the best and longest-lasting dental care possible. The staff at Oshins of Smiles are among the most knowledgeable in the Capital District. They offer to patients the benefit of having worked with a dentist like Dr. Oshins and
have exceptional ability and compassion that is rarely seen in staff members. Their commitment to excellence and loyalty to Dr. Oshins and our patients is unique in the field of dentistry. You will feel the love they have for their work the minute you arrive at our office.
Gracious comprehensive state-of-the-art dentistry is the foundation of all we do at Oshins of Smiles. Whether you’re looking for a life long oral health partner or you’re considering a complete smile make-over, you’ll quickly discover the difference our team can make in your life.
The experienced and talented dental team at Oshins of Smiles is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Linda is the first person you’ll speak to when you come to our office. She manages the day-to-day operations of the front desk and maintains the integrity of the schedule and patient flow. She enjoys answering questions you may have about your visit, reviewing your treatment plan and options, processing insurance claims, and helping you come to a helpful and healthy financial arrangement.
Linda began her career as a certified dental assistant after graduating from the Westchester School for Dental Assistants in 1979 at the top 3% of her class and receiving her NYS Certification through the Dental Assisting National Board. Over the last 37 years, she has gained experience in all aspects of the dental field from working as an assistant, receptionist; human resources manager; bookkeeper; treatment, insurance and finance coordinator; office manager; and operations manager. Additionally, she completed accounting coursework through Syracuse University and has attended over 100 continuing education hours in office management, patient care, OSHA compliance, behavior management techniques for patients with developmental disabilities, and healthcare management and applicable laws and regulations. She is also a NYS Notary Public and provides these services to patients.
Linda has received many awards, including the Extra Mile Award, Service Award, and Best Practices Achievement Award, as the former operations manager at Patterson Dental Supply. She was also named Employee of the Year as the former assistant controller/HR coordinator. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.
Linda is very involved in the community and her church, sharing the gift of her time to organizations such as the Christ Child Society, St. Madeleine Sophie Food Pantry, Adopt-a-Family, and is a Eucharistic Minister.
When enjoying her free time, Linda spends time with her family and friends, especially her new granddaughter. Her hobbies include golfing, biking, swimming, bowling, cooking, crafting, traveling, and watching her favorite sports teams, the Knicks, Rangers, and Yankees.
Linda loves the atmosphere of our office and the level of commitment of Dr. Steven Oshins and the other staff have to providing excellent dental care to our patients. She is always excited about the opportunity to meet and help our patients.
Sarah is passionate about her profession and she always does her best to make sure all of her patients are comfortable and are well taken care off. Every day at work, Sarah continues to work hard at becoming a better dental assistant; she enjoys helping both kids and adults and takes pride in everything she does, making sure that all the little details are well taken care of.
Sarah attended Midway College in Kentucky for her degree in Dental Assisting. She also completed courses in Human Resources at Schenectady County Community College. She acquired versatile dental experience while working across the United States as well as countries such as Japan and England while traveling with her military dad, and uses this knowledge to enhance and support the team here at Oshins of Smiles. She continues to update her skills to stay on the cutting edge of technology through continuing education courses.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, traveling and working out.