Igor Sitnik, DMD
Salem OR DentistSitnik Dental
Dr. Igor Sitnik was born in Psebai, Russia. In 1995 his parents moved their family from this small town to Salem, Oregon so they would have more opportunities for a better life. Dr. Sitnik attended McKay High School and Chemeketa Community College prior to beginning his education into the field of dentistry.
Dr. Sitnik has been in the dental profession for over nine years. His professional education started at the Oregon Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Dr. Sitnik continued his education at Portland State University, after which he was accepted to Oregon Health and Sciences University, his first choice of dental schools, where he earned his doctorate of medicine in dentistry (DMD).
Working as a dental hygienist, to help pay for his education, was influential in giving the doctor insight into a more complete field of dentistry. By way of many years of learning, the doctor went from cleaning beautiful smiles to creating them, something that has always been a form of art to him. He is a strong advocate of preventative dentistry and believes patient education is the backbone to preventing tooth decay.
Dr. Sitnik enjoys expanding his base of knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. Recently the doctor completed comprehensive dental implant courses through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), allowing him to complete dental implants from start to finish. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Marion & Polk County Dental Society.
When not working, Dr. Sitnik treasures time spent with his family. He is happily married with two beautiful daughters. Together with his wife, Lera, they appreciate the many activities Oregon has to offer, especially camping, hiking, fishing, and running.
Dr. Sitnik enjoys the opportunity his dental practice has given him to develop many lasting friendships with his regular patients and looks forward to meeting new smiles.
Colleen, our Registered Dental Hygienist has over 25 years’ experience in dentistry, 16 of those years in dental hygiene. She has worked in this office for 20 years and takes great joy in her patients, many of whom are like family. Colleen stives to provide gentle treatment, and thorough dental education to help our patients acheive optimal oral health. Colleen and her husband have two grown daughters and treasures time with her family.
Gisela, our Dental Assistant is a graduate of Chemeketa Community College. She has been an Expanded Function Dental Assistant for four years. She assists Dr. Sitnik in the care and treatment of patients and ensures they are as comfortable as possible. Her gentle touch and friendly chairside manner will encourage you to feel more relaxed and comfortable during your visit. She is happily married and enjoys the outdoors, camping, hiking, and skiing.
Kristina, our Dental Assistant was born and raised in beautiful Salem, Oregon. She enjoys Oregon by taking trips to the coast, hiking, and snowboarding. Kristina graduated the Dental Assisting program at Chemeketa Community College. She excels in dentistry because she loves meeting new people, enjoys working with children and helping them overcome the anxiety of dentistry.
Susan, our financial coordinator graduated from Chemeketa’s Dental Assisting program in 1981. She was a chairside dental assistant for 10 years, and then moved to the front desk. She performs all duties relating to patient relations. Susan enjoys working with insurance companies to get the best benefits for our patients. On her time off she enjoys spending time with family, especially her two granddaughters. She also enjoys handcrafting homemade products and anything DIY.
Lera, our office manager has worked in an office setting for 10 years. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachler’s degree in Criminal Justice and Business Management Administration. She left her position as a financial crime specialist to pursue a career working in a dental office with more people interaction. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family. Lera enjoys exploring new restaurants, running, and most importantly spending time with her husband and wonderful daughters.