Dr. Olya Zahrebelny (pronounced Zara-bell-knee) graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, Canada, then completed a General Practice Residency, focusing on oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology. She has practiced in both hospital and private practice environments for the past 39 years. Dr. "Z", as she is fondly called by her patients, is a former consultant to commercial and government insurance programs. She has also taught at three dental schools, in the Departments of Restorative Dentistry and Oral Medicine/Diagnosis, as well as holding the position of Attending Physician at Swedish Covenant Hospital for 19 years, and also an Attending Physician in the General Practice Residency program at the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center.
Selected for four years in a row by Dentistry Today as one of the Leaders in Continuing Dental Education, and for each of the last eighteen years as a Leader in Dental Consulting, she is featured on their web site and in the December 2016 issue of the magazine. Dr. Zahrebelny has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad at all the major dental meetings, as well as for state and local societies and study clubs, continuing education programs, and hospital residents. She is a former Guest Columnist for Inclusive Magazine, Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and Materials, and Insurance Solutions. Her book, "Accessing Medical Benefits in the Comprehensive and Surgical Dental Practice" has now been in print for 18 years, with yearly revisions, edits, and updates.
Dr. Z is a comprehensive general dentist, with special interests in cosmetic and implant dentistry, and a Principal in The Z Group, a practice management consulting company.