Olga is a dental hygienist, but prefers to describe her job as "patient educator". A Poughkeepsie native now living in Yonkers, NY, Olga obtained an associate’s in dental hygiene from SUNY Farmingdale, followed by a Bachelors in Human Development from Empire State College and a Masters in social work from Fordham University, and has served in the dental industry for many years.
"I want people to keep their teeth, and prevention is the only way to do that," she says. "We can only do so much here at the dental office, and getting patients to follow through at home is key. The mouth is the gateway to the body, and an unhealthy mouth eventually means an unhealthy rest of you!" Olga remembers always having cavities as a child, and hopes to help others avoid her own tribulations.
When she's not hammering home the precepts of oral care to her patients, Olga has a full life outside the dental office. She volunteers with the aging and elderly from her church, and also as a hospice and palliative care worker. Olga has a large family, including three married children and two grandsons who make her hart sing. She loves to go kayaking, and dreams of visiting Europe and her family there.