Women in Business Feature

Dr. Inna Shimanovsky, AAdvanced Dental

Dr. Inna Shimanovsky is a highly skilled and experienced dentist at the forefront of integrating holistic principles into dental care. At AAdvanced Dental in Oregon City, her practice stands out for family and cosmetic dental care specializing in treatments that are mercury-free, non-toxic, and biologically safe for patients and the environment.

Professional Background:

Inna’s professional journey began at Portland State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sciences in 1996. She then pursued and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 2000.

After working at various dental practices in the Portland area for 5 years Dr Shimanovsky purchased AAdvanced Dental, providing comprehensive dentistry, blending aesthetic excellence with holistic, patient-centered health practices, from a retiring dentist in 2005. Inna’s belief is that a high standard of care extends beyond simply addressing patients’ oral health but must align with their overall well-being.

Her practice’s approach is not only about treating dental issues but also about educating patients on the potential health implications of mercury and the benefits of choosing safer, more sustainable alternatives. This commitment is reflected in her choice of safe, biocompatible materials and her mercury-safe protocols.

AAdvanced Dental is grounded in a deep understanding of the risks associated with mercury (amalgam) fillings and the critical importance of their safe removal. They utilize advanced protocols to minimize mercury exposure during the removal of amalgam fillings to safeguard patients’ health.

In August 2010, AAdvanced Dental relocated to its current location at 1508 Washington Street in downtown Oregon City.

Vision and Values:

Inna has dedicated her career to pushing the boundaries of traditional dentistry, integrating holistic, mercury-safe, and environmentally sustainable practices, ensuring that every treatment is not only effective but also safe.

Beyond her technical expertise, Inna is known for her empathetic patient care, offering a comforting and informed experience that addresses the mind, body, and spirit. Her dedication to patient education empowers individuals to make knowledgeable decisions about their dental care, echoing the values of autonomy and partnership.

Her practice is a testament to her belief in the power of informed choice and the importance of integrating eco-friendly practices into dental care. This commitment reflects her deep respect for the well-being of all individuals and the planet.

Industry Influence:

Inna is not only championing mercury-safe practices but is also a respected voice in the industry. As an advocate in holistic dentistry, she helps contribute to the broader dialogue on environmental sustainability and the integration of advanced technology in dental care.

Her influence is amplified through her active participation in educational initiatives like Mercury-Free Awareness Week and offering wellness classes to spread knowledge about safe dental practices and holistic health.

Continuing Education & Involvement:

She continually enhances her skills through education and training, including courses at the renowned Aesthetic Advantage Institute of New York and SMART certification (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique).

She is also a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
  • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD)
  • Holistic Dental Association (HDA)

Personal Life:

Beyond her professional accolades, Inna is a family-oriented individual, cherishing time with her husband, two children, and friends, and pursuing personal interests like traveling and reading. Her cultural heritage and proficiency in Russian add depth to her persona, making her relatable to a diverse clientele.