Dr. Robert Olan
Dr. Robert Olan is a very caring, soft spoken, and compassionate doctor, taking an innovative approach in the care of his patients to positively impact the quality of their lives.
He graduated SUNY at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine 1989, where he was awarded the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors. He then was awarded a post-doctorate Certificate in Periodontology from New York University College of Dentistry 1991. As a board eligible periodontist, he is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, and New York State Dental Society. He is active in the Queens County Dental Society as a Board of Trustees member, and participates on many important committees.
Dr. Robert Knepper
Dr. Knepper was born and raised in the Bath Beach neighborhood of the great borough of Brooklyn. Always interested in science and nature, he often could be seen hunting insects for his collections or trying to develop rocket fuel in his extensive chemistry lab. Upon graduation from Dyker Heights Jr. High School he was awarded the Medal for Science Excellence. During his Lafayette High School days, continuing with his chemistry pursuits, he won the regional and National Prizes in the Ford Future Scientists of America competition, as well as the Honors Award in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. He next majored in chemistry at Brooklyn College, where he received two National Science Foundation grants for electrochemistry research, was elected to Sigma Xi Science Honor Society, and met his wife-to-be.
The he enrolled in Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine, spending the fourth year in a Senior Honors Program doing cardiovascular pharmacology projects at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; he won the prestigious Bartelstone Award in Pharmacology at graduation. After dental school, Dr. Knepper became Chief of Periodontist Services at South Brooklyn health Center where he practiced all phases of dentistry for seven years. He served as Dental Chief of Manhattan Health Plan HMO, Adjunct Professor at St. John's University teaching Medical Theory, and Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Health, and then Preventive Dentistry at Columbia. He found the field of periodontics interesting because of its intimate relationship with the basic medical sciences, so he returned to Columbia as a post-doctoral student, successfully completing the program to receive a Certificate in Periodontology. He held the faculty position at Columbia of Assistant Clinical Professor in Periodontics where he taught post-doctoral student surgical techniques, implantology, as well as ambulatory anesthesiology. He is Certified by the American Board of Periodontology, and practices in Astoria, Queens, New York.