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Oks, Tatyana


TOP DENTISTS: Periodontics
97 Elm St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Last Updated: August 1, 2017

About Oks, Tatyana

There are few periodontal and dental implant practices anywhere that bring to the table the decades of experience of both doctors and staff that River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry offers. With over 70 years’ combined experience in periodontal and implant therapy, it is difficult to find a clinical situation we have not encountered and treated successfully. Continually striving to provide each and every patient the finest, gentlest, most up-to-date and quality treatment in a caring environment is our number one goal. With that in mind, we work very closely with our referring doctors in a team approach to total patient care. When appropriate, laser therapy and other minimally-invasive techniques are offered for a gentle approach to the treatment of periodontal diseases. And for apprehensive patients, various forms of sedation are available to make the process painless.

Dr. Matthew Cantner completed his DMD degree and periodontal residency at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Director’s Award for Top Resident and highest achievement from the Northeast Society of Periodontics. 

Dr. Craig Foisie earned his DMD at Boston University, a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the Naval Dental Center in Norfolk, VA, a certificate in periodontology from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD, and a master’s in oral biology from George Washington University. He is a past president of the Connecticut Society of Periodontists. 

Dr. Tatyana Oks earned her DDS from Columbia University, continuing her post-doctoral training and earning a master’s degree in periodontics and implant surgery there as well. She has served on Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School, where she taught clinical periodontics. 

Dr. I.L. (Lee) Cantner II earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania and did his residency in periodontics at Boston University. He held a faculty position at Penn, taught at the US Public Health Service and worked in private practice in Philadelphia prior to joining the practice in 1978.

River Valley Periodontics & Implant Surgery, LLC

97 Elm St., Old Saybrook • (860) 388-4439