MEET DR. OYANGEN
Dentistry has allowed me to improve the lives of thousands of people. My team strives to make our patient’s time with us as comfortable and efficient as possible. When the patient looks me in the eye and says, “I can’t stop showing off my beautiful smile.” I know I have done my best.
Education and Continuing Education
I completed my Undergraduate Degree at S.U.N.Y. Albany, and my dental training at Fairleigh Dickenson University’s College of Dental Medicine in Hackensack, NJ. I graduated with honors in 1986. I then studied cosmetic dentistry under Dr. Ross Nash at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Charlotte, NC, and am an active member in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Since beginning my sole proprietorship in 1997, I have completed thousands of hours in continuing education courses while learning all types of dental treatments. I average ten full days of continuing education each year. The classes and courses I take involve subjects in Oral Implantology, Endodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Cosmetic Restorations, Oral Rehabilitation and Sleep Apnea. The materials we use are improving every day, and it is my obligation to be aware of the latest procedures, materials, and equipment available.
After over 30 years of helping people, my dentistry continues to improve every day. My enjoyment at providing dentistry increases every year as the technology and equipment available improve. This gives me the ability to help patients I could not help before. I can do dentistry faster, more efficiently, and more comfortably than ever before. I love dentistry because my job allows me to improve lives by removing pain and restoring confidence and self-esteem! When a patient leaves me with a relieved smile, it always makes my day, and I am grateful for what I do.
I am always striving to bridge the gap between oral health and general health by educating local physicians about the connection between oral health and how it can affect the total health of their patients. I also represent the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine by educating local physicians about the role the dental professional have in treating patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- American College of Oral Implantology
- Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
- American Association of Periodontology (AAP)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- New York State Dental Society
- Fourth District Dental Society
- Light Force of America Orthodontics
- International Congress of Oral Implantology
- International Team for Implantology
- Professional Dedication
Family and Community
I was born in Brooklyn, NY, and have been providing dentistry in Schenectady for the since 1997, 30+ years. My family includes my Wonderful & Amazing wife, Denise, four children, two grandchildren, and three Labradoodles; Baer, Odin, and Xena (notice a trend)!
When I’m not in the office, I love to spend time with my family, golf, ski, travel and play with our three dogs. I am also an active volunteer firefighter with Rotterdam District #2. I have been volunteering for the past seven years, and really enjoy the experience! I serve on the Firehouse’s Board of Directors. I am also an active member of the Red Knights, chapter 3 in NY. The Red Knights promote motorcycle safety, a positive image of motorcycles, and enjoying the fraternity of firefighters. They also do fundraising.