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Dr. Yelena Ostrovsky
From a young age, I was fascinated by medicine. As I was born in Ukraine, I was exposed to very primitive dentistry and became fascinated by the ability to help people regardless of the availability of technology. I realized the differences between the two countries–Ukraine and the United States–in 1991, when I became a dental assistant in a downtown office in San Francisco. I had wanted to experience the American way of dentistry and asked to be a volunteer at the dental office where I was a patient. To my delight, I was offered a job. The experience allowed me to observe doctors delivering cutting-edge dentistry with each individual patient in mind. I was privileged to observe the interaction and results of such doctor-patient relationships.
While working and studying, I passed a registered dental assistant license exam and was able to expand my duties and responsibilities, allowing me to observe day-to-day interactions. Through this and other experiences in various dental offices, I saw how important it was to treat a person as a whole and not just their tooth. My mentors taught me that behind each tooth is a living, breathing individual who has unique desires and fears. I also learned how compassion, integrity, and respect were vital to delivering excellent care. Today, I embrace this vision and philosophy in my practice: we are here to understand and present the best possible solutions without judgement or pretense, utilizing the cutting-edge technology that is integral to our practice. My team and I strive to provide an atmosphere of openness, honesty, and attention to your comfort and needs. We hope to give you a blueprint of possibilities based on your individual needs and to exceed your expectations.
It has been an amazing journey with much more ahead. I am grateful to my family, who support me daily, and I am proud to be part of the San Francisco community.
Jennifer King, RDH
Jennifer joined Cable Car Dental as a registered dental hygienist in 2002. She brings over 20 years of experience in the dental field, and has been with Dr. Ostrovsky since day one of the practice. Jennifer is enthusiastic about new products and practices that will improve the dental health of our patients, and the quality of our care. Outside of dentistry, she is a professional artist and exhibits her work throughout the year. She enjoys time with her family in San Francisco, CA.
Tommy Lee, RDH
Tommy was born in Hong Kong and has been living in San Francisco since he was two years old. He went to the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni as an undergraduate, and worked in biotech for two years before entering a dental hygiene school. His uncle, who is the family dentist, was the one who encouraged Tommy, his wife, and his younger brother to enter the dental field. Now, Tommy loves working with people to promote their dental health.
Robin Blackmon, RDA
Robin has been working in the dental field for many years, and has worked for Dr. Ostrovsky for almost 12 years. She enjoys interacting with patients and seeing the smiles on their faces. She feels honored to work with an incredibly hard-working and caring team. Outside of the office, she is passionate about creating her own natural products, hosing, serving the community, and displaying God’s love and kindness. Robin brings to the team a calm, caring, and compassionate demeanor that our patients find comforting.
Front Office Coordinator
Rita is the voice that greets you to our office and takes care of all your scheduling, insurance, and billing needs. She has been in the dental profession and supporting the front office area for many years. She was with her former employer, Dr. Caselli, for over 40 years, working at the front office and occasionally assisting him with dental procedures. She brought this experience and passion with her when she joined our team at Cable Car Dental. She is here to help you understand your dental treatment, navigate your dental insurance, and attain your optimal dental health. When she is not working, she loves doing crossword puzzles, traveling to far-off places, and reading murder mysteries.
We know that your time is valuable, which is why we offer a simplified office experience with online patient forms that you can complete prior to your appointment. This streamlines your initial visit as you will spend less time in the waiting area. Additionally, these forms help us to better understand your background and allow us to provide you the most effective care possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the patient forms or your appointment.
"Very lucky to have found Cable Car Dental. Dr. Ostrovsky knows her stuff!"
“She and her staff are all incredibly personable, sharp, and always on top of their game. The office is consistently clean and smooth, and I’ve never felt better about my dental health”
“I would recommend this practice to anyone.”
“I have had nothing but positive experiences with Dr. Y and ALL of her staff. I have had a lot of major dental work done with her and after seeing many different dentists throughout my life”
"This is my all-time favorite dentist"
“With a great staff that has taken great care of my face for many years! They helped me through dealing with my crappy insurance fantastically and did great work every time.”
"Dr. Yelena is quite frankly the best dentist I have every had."
“Good dentistry is both an art and science, and Dr. Yelena personally cares about how your teeth look and feel. Not only the basics but the aesthetics as she is a perfectionist and wants the best for her clients. “