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About Us


Dr. Askold (Winnie) Wynnykiw has been practicing general dentistry for over 25 years and has a strong reputation for quality care and attention to detail.


Our mission is to provide our patients with exceptional service in a friendly and caring environment. We are a team, committed to caring for our patients and promoting their lifelong dental health as well as their emotional and physical wellbeing. We will always treat our patients with the utmost respect, confidentiality and dignity. We will be clear in our communications with them regarding treatment, finances, and education.



What does this mean for you?

Gentle, quality dentistry for your family, without hassles, gimmicks, cut corners, or nonsense. Friendly people who enjoy getting to know you (as a whole person, not just a mouth).


At your first visit, Dr. Wynnykiw will provide a comprehensive oral evaluation, providing a general tour of the condition and health of your mouth. From this foundational visit, a thorough treatment plan is devised with you so that your care is completely individualized to your values and goals.  Dr. Wynnykiw and our entire team encourage you to ask questions and be directly engaged in the process of restoring and maintaining your oral health.


The Team


Askold (Winnie) R. Wynnykiw, DDS

Dentist & Proprietor


Dr. Wynnykiw was born and raised in the Astoria neighborhood of New York City.  After graduating in the top 10% of his class from NYU College of Dentistry in 1987 and being inducted into the OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) Dental Honor Society, Dr. Wynnykiw went on to complete a general practice residency program at the Brooklyn VA Hospital in 1988 and was invited back to NYU to teach. In 1993 he moved to the Capital District and opened his own office in 1999. Read more about Dr. Wynnykiw.



Justin Taranto

Practice Administrator & Relationship Coordinator


Justin is our Practice Administrator and has been a member of the team since 2004. A graduate of Siena College, Justin brings to our office the skill to handle all of our management and technical support needs. Justin oversees all aspects of our practice and helps ensure that every patients' experience with our office is an excellent one. Justin takes great pride in having the opportunity to work with all of our office's great patients and looks forward to handling any questions and concerns that new or current patients may have.





Teresa F. Gargano

Concierge & Front Office Coordinator


Teresa is an artist, avid dog lover and lover of everything nature.  For 25 years, she owned and operated a successful pet salon. After changing careers, Teresa found her way to our office. She is committed, as always, to being the best at what she does and to helping make the patient's experience with this office one they will remember - and appreciate.



Diana Pasinella

Registered Dental Hygienist


Diana is a licensed dental hygienist with the State of New York and has been a member of our team since 2000. She received her degree in Applied Science from Hudson Valley Community College and was the recipient of the Anne F. Hines Award for Clinical Proficiency. She has taken numberous technical and practice management continuing education courses. Diana is dedicated to delivering optimum care for her patients. Her goal is to establish a trusting relationship and to educate patients by providing an individualized prevention program helping each patient achieve and maintain a level of health that they so desire.



Nancy Farrell

Registered Dental Hygienist






Treatment Coordinator & Dental Assistant


Karin joined our practice in 2015 and brings over two decades of dental assisting and patient care experience to our practice. Her warm and caring demeanor and sense of humor puts patients at ease and complements our team. Karin demonstrates every day that she is a true leader in her profession and has helped institute improved patient care techniques in the practice. She was born in Poland and raised in Germany where she received formal training in dental assisting. Karin enjoys music, spending time with her husband and two wonderful children, and training her dog Penny.



Our Location

Located at the historic crossroads of Loudonville, our property has had an interesting past...


The building that houses our dental office was built in 1945 as the Loudonville Post Office. The bricks used were taken from a demolished hotel in Saratoga Springs. Over the years the building has seen many occupants, including Marine Midland Bank, a pediatrician's office and a lawyer's office before finding Dr. Wynnykiw.


Even though our practice is filled with the latest in modern technology, you will not feel like you're in a lab or ultra-modern setting. Our office is traditional and comfortable, and we take pride in its rich history.