Meet the Doctor
Serban A. Olaru, DMD
Dr. Olaru, a resident of Coeur D'Alene and Bonners Ferry, was born in Eastern Europe and escaped communism as a young teenager by moving with his family to the United States in 1982.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
In 1989, Serban Olaru graduated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania with a degree of Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Religion and Sociology. Between 1989 and 1991, he completed his predoctoral sciences program at Columbia University in New York City.
Dr. Olaru graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1997. He proceeded to complete a post graduate fellowship in Oral Medicine in 1999 and a one year post graduate training in specialist level Periodontics in 2000, both at UMDNJ.
Dr. Olaru has been in private practice since 1999 in various dental offices ranging from New York and New Jersey to the Annette Island Federal Dental Clinic in Alaska and in Marysville, Washington. Besides covering all phases of family and general dentistry, oral medicine and orofacial pain syndromes, Dr. Olaru performs minor oral and periodontal surgery ranging from extractions, bone and gingival (gum) grafts to placing and restoring dental implants.
His past endeavors were in the field of neurophysiology research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ) where he has published numerous research papers on pain transmission mechanisms in the Trigeminal System (Head and Neck Pain Pathways).
Lastly, Dr. Olaru has been a clinical instructor in the Oral Medicine Departments at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at the University of Washington Dental School, Seattle, WA. He is a licensed dentist in the states of Idaho, New York, New Jersey and Washington.
Dr. Olaru's wife, Ingrid Lintmaer Olaru, MD, works as an Internal Medicine Physician in private practice at Spokane Internal Medicine in Spokane Valley, while being a full time mother to their ten year old son, Andrei.