Our Dentists

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


Solomia Zhownirovych, D.D.S.

Dr. Zhownirovych or “Dr. Z” as she is referred to by our patients, has been practicing dentistry in the greater Rochester area for the past few years. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she did her residency at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY. She has an undergraduate degree from Fordham University where she majored in biological sciences.

As an experienced general dentist, Dr. Zhowniroych is skilled in restorative dentistry, crown and bridge, simple and surgical extractions, implant restorations, third molar extractions, removable prosthodontics, etc. She has also been trained to work with patients with complex medical histories. While she speaks fluent English and Ukrainian, she also has basic conversational skills in Russian and Polish.

Dr. Zhowniroych is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the New York State Dental Association.   She has also taken continuing education classes through the Dawson Academy.


Medical Staff

Hygienists:  Our two skilled hygienists Yulia (left) and Gail (right) have friendly personalities and a gentle touch. We know this because our patients consistently compliment both 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 a few years ago. Gail is fluent in Tagalog (Filipino) and speaks basic Spanish. Both are graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program at Hudson Valley Community College.

Schenectady Dental Assistants

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

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 Schwartz Schenectady Dentistry

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.