Meet Dr. Oleg Shvartsur
"Most dentists choose this profession to help others and relieve discomfort. I chose dentistry to also help people, but to do it in a manner that would make them feel comfortable. I know that we can change the way our patients experience their dental visit. Our office is built around our patients’ comfort. Come see for yourself and experience the difference.”
— Dr. Oleg
Dr. Oleg is a true King County native, graduating from Bellevue High School before going on to attend the University of Washington, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he served as class president all four years.
Even before attending dental school, Dr. Oleg helped start and subsequently manage a free dental clinic in Northgate, WA that provided the uninsured and low-income residents of King County with a safety net for their dental needs.
By attending several continuing-education groups each month, Dr. Oleg makes it his obligation to provide the latest research to benefit his patients — not only in dentistry, but also in overall health and well-being. He passes on his knowledge and dedication to learning by teaching as an affiliate faculty member in the Oral Medicine Department at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Dr. Oleg has gone above and beyond the requirements of continuing education for a dentist, with hundreds of hours in advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, periodontal therapy, dental implants, TMJ disorders, orthodontics (Invisalign®), sleep apnea, and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Oleg and the 425 Dental staff hosted “Kids Free Dental Day” in May 2019, a free clinic which was organized by UW microbiology graduate and future dental student Alexander Choe. The event served low-income and disadvantaged children from the local community. More than 40 children received treatments including fillings, sealants, cleanings, and fluoride varnish from the 425 Dental staff, Dr. Oleg, Dr. Nikole, Dr. Sakai and a volunteer corps of more than 20 people powered by the School of Dentistry’s Husky Smiles student organization and their acting chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Travis Nelson.
In June of 2019, Dr. Oleg received the Gold Level of Achievement by the American Academy of Clear Aligners, recognizing him as one of the top ten clear aligner therapy doctors in North America. Additionally, he was the only doctor to have two of his Invisalign cases chosen within the top ten finalists of the most transformative cases in the AACA’s 2019 Golden Aligner Contest.
Galler Reingage Top Invisalign Provider Group, Key Opinion Leader
American Academy of Clear Aligners, Executive Board
Awards and Acknowledgments
House of Delegates
Dr. Oleg was nominated and elected as a Delegate for the American Dental Association on behalf of the Washington State Dental Association. As a result, he represented the dentists in the state of Washington at this National delegation. Dr. Oleg is honored for both the nomination and election to the House of Delegates, which is the authority behind the American Dental Association. The House of Delegates speaks on behalf of its 158,000 members in the dental profession across the country.
Doctor of the Year
Dr. Oleg was also recognized by Dr. Galler and Invisalign as Doctor of The Year! This award recognized Dr. Oleg's outstanding clinical expertise and dedication to both the Galler Re-Ingage program and Invisalign.
International College for Dentists
An honorary organization for the recognition of outstanding and meritorious services to the profession and community, the International College for Dentists recognized Dr. Oleg for conspicuous service rendered in the art and science of Dentistry.
In an impressive cap and gown ceremony, 256 dentists from the United States were inducted into the College at a ceremony witnessed by hundreds of members and guests. The College, with representative chapters in more than 120 countries, has over 11,000 members, including about 6,500 in the United States.
Pierre Fauchard Academy
In 2015, Dr. Oleg was honored with an invitation to join the Honorary Pierre Fauchard Academy. PFA is a worldwide organization that recognizes doctors for significant contributions to the field of dentistry in an effort to foster the growth of industry leaders throughout the profession, their communities and society. To learn more about the academy, visit: https://www.fauchard.org/
Having grown up locally in King County, Dr. Oleg highly values community involvement and helping those less fortunate. Whenever he has the time, he volunteers with local organizations, teaching oral health care and providing free dental work to those in need.
Dr. Oleg has given back to the following organizations and continues to help whenever time allows:
Boys & Girls Club, Rainier Vista, affiliate faculty and volunteer dental provider
Lectures at the University of Washington Dental School
Puget Sound Dental Clinic
Teaching students at Cougar Ridge Elementary about dental decay and gum disease
Tutoring kids at King County Library in Redmond
Kids Free Dental Day in affiliation with UW School of Dentistry
Taking a trip to Eastern Washington with UW’s Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) to provide dental care to patients with mental and physical disabilities
Providing advice and lecturing to students in Project H.O.P.E. (Health Occupations Preparatory Experience
Raised $1,600 for Nassau fisherman Captain CJ to help support his family. While in the Bahamas for the American Academy of Clear Aligners Strategic Planning Meeting for Invisalign, Captain CJ’s story inspired the original post that brought over a thousand people together to help change his life.
Outside the Office
Dr. Oleg is fluent in Russian and enjoys practicing his Spanish. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Nikole, their two sons, Sammy and Sawyer, and daughter, Stella, trying new restaurants, camping, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends and family. Dr. Oleg recently started cycling and mushroom hunting with his father and is always interested in hearing about new and interesting hobbies and restaurants to try!