Meet Our Staff
Kenneth D. Schwartz, D.D.S.
Dr. Ken Schwartz has been practicing dentistry in Schenectady for over thirty years. He did his undergraduate work at Kent State University in Ohio. He later graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. He did his general practice residency at the Highland View Rehabilitation Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Schenectady and buying a dental practice.
An experienced general dentist, Dr. Schwartz has developed a high degree of skill in preventative, restorative, cosmetic and specialty dental care. His patients also admire him for his gentle touch and calm manner.
Dr. Schwartz remains passionate about learning new techniques and regularly participates in extensive continuing education courses that keep him current with the latest developments in the field of dentistry. His recent course study includes implants, sleep apnea and oral appliances and Invisalign (clear braces).
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Society the American Dental Implant Association and the Fourth District Dental Society of New York.
Kathryn L. Cuilla, D.D. S.
A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dr. Cuilla completed her General Practice Residency at St. Peters Hospital in Albany. During her clinical training she treated a diverse group of patients including patients with special needs and patients undergoing care at St. Peters Hospital under general anesthesia. She completed clinical rotations in Anesthesiology, the Emergency Department and Internal Medicine. She is also certified to practice IV Conscious Sedation (Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY) and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Dr. Cuilla graduated Magna Cum Laude from her dental school class of 2013. She was also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society and she was active in treating patients under a Pediatric Dentistry Clerkship and a Domestic Violence Survivor Clerkship.
Dr. Cuilla has been working in private practice since completing her residency. She has fully developed skills in general practice dental procedures and she has a wonderful engaging personality.
Our three skilled hygienists Yulia (left), Gail (center) and Kylie (right) have friendly personalities and a gently touch. We know this because our patients consistently compliment each of them. Yulia has been on the staff for over ten years. She is also fluent in Russian. Gail worked part-time for us for two years before accepting a fulltime position. Gail is fluent in Tagalog (Filipino) and speaks basic Spanish. Kylie has worked for us on and off for over ten years. We were delighted when she recently accepted a part-time position on the staff. All hygienists are graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program at Hudson Valley Community College.
Dental Assistants: We are fortunate to have two talented and professional dental assistants on our team. For over 15 years Pat (left) has worked with Dr. Schwartz as his assistant. She is also the purchasing agent for the medical supplies. Alka (right) began her career in elder care and more recently switched over to dental assisting. She joined our team a couple of years ago and she loves working in the dental field. Alka is also fluent in Guyanese.
Business Staff: Our Business Office staff is exceptional. Nicole is the Office Manager and holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY Albany. She has worked for the practice for over a decade. Rita Machin had been a patient for years and before being hired as a Business Assistant. Rita holds degrees in Hotel Technology and Culinary Arts. These two staff members are friendly, dedicated and on top of their game! If you have any questions about your account, insurance, treatment or appointments, do not hesitate to contact them.
Cynde Elsemiller Schwartz has served as the practice Operations and Financial Manager for many years. She holds a BA Ed from the University of Florida. She also did graduate work at the University of Florida in Mass Communications in the College of Journalism. With over 20 years of experience working in many areas of the performing art business, Cynde continues to oversee all non-medical areas of the practice.