Our Team

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using state-of-the-art equipment, latest techniques and procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
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Dr. Yelena Ostrovsky

At a very young age I was fascinated by Medicine. Born in Ukraine I was exposed to very primitive Dentistry, but was fascinated about the ability to help people regardless of the availability of technology. The realization of the differences of the two continents came in 1991 when I became a Dental Assistant in a Downtown office In San Francisco. I wanted to experience the American way and asked to be a volunteer at the dental office where I was a patient. To my delight, I was offered a job. The experience allowed me to observe doctors delivering cutting edge dentistry with each patient in mind. I was privileged to observe the interaction and results of such doctor-patient relationships.

While working and studying, I took and passed a registered dental assistant license exam and was able to expand my duties and responsibilities. That allowed me to learn and observe day to day interactions. Through this and other experiences in the dental offices, I saw how important it is to treat a person as a whole, not just their tooth. My mentors taught me that behind each tooth is a living, breathing individual. Each has desires, fears, and no two people were alike. I learned compassion, integrity and respect were vital to delivering excellent care. Today I embrace this vision and philosophy in my practice. We are here to understand and present the best possible solutions without judgement or pretense utilizing cutting edge technology which is integral in our practice. My team and I hope to provide an atmosphere of openness, honestly and attention to your comfort and your needs. We strive to give you a blueprint of possibilities based on your individual needs as to exceed your expectations.

It has been an amazing journey with much more ahead. I am grateful to my family who are with me and support me daily. I am proud to be part of San Francisco community and support it through volunteer efforts.

Our Team

Jennifer King, RDH

Jennifer joined Cable Car Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2002. Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience in the dental field and has remained with Dr. Yelena Ostrovsky since day one of her practice. She is enthusiastic about new products and practices that will improve the dental health of our patients and the quality of our care. Jennifer also practices, outside of dentistry as a professional artist and exhibits her work throughout the year. She enjoys time with her family in San Francisco Ca.

Tommy Lee, RDH

Tommy was born in Hong Kong and have been living in San Francisco since he was about 2 years old. He went to University of Pacific Arthurs A Dugoni undergrad. He worked two years in biotech before entering dental hygiene school.

His uncle, whom is his family dentist, was the one that encouraged Tommy, his sibling and his wife to enter the dental field. Now, he loves working with people helping them their dental and better health care.

Robin Blackmon, RDA

Robin has been working in the dental field for many years and worked for Dr. Ostrovsky for almost 10 years. She enjoys interacting with patients and seeing the smiles on their faces. She feels honored to work with an incredibly hard working and caring team.

Outside of our office Robin is passionate about creating her own natural products, hosting, serving the community, and displaying God’s love and kindness. Robin brings to the team a very calm, caring, and compassionate demeanor which our patients find very comforting.

Rita Sabini

Front Office Coordinator

Rita is the voice that greets you to our office and takes care of all of your scheduling, insurances, and billing needs. Rita have been in the dental profession for many years supporting the Front Office area. She worked for her former employer for over 40 years. As he started his practice, she was with him working both Front Office and, on occasion, assisting him with dental procedures.

She brings this experience and passion with her as she join our team at Cable Car Dental. She is here to help you understand your dental treatment and to navigate your dental insurance. And to make sure you attain your optimal dental health. When she is not working she loves doing crossword puzzles, traveling to far off places and reading.

New Patients

We know that your time is valuable. That’s why we offer a simplified office experience with online patient forms that you can complete prior to your appointment. You’ll spend less time in the waiting area, streamlining your initial visit. These forms help us better understand your background, allowing us to provide you with the most effective care possible. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us is you have any questions about patient forms or your appointment.

Please note that you’ll need the latest version of adobe acrobat to download all patient forms.

"Very lucky to have found Cable Car Dental. Dr. Ostrovsky knows her stuff!"

“She and her staff are all incredibly personable, sharp, and always on top of their game. The office is consistently clean and smooth, and I’ve never felt better about my dental health”

Cameron G.
San Francisco

“I would recommend this practice to anyone.”

“I have had nothing but positive experiences with Dr. Y and ALL of her staff. I have had a lot of major dental work done with her and after seeing many different dentists throughout my life”

Debra N.
San Francisco

"This is my all-time favorite dentist"

“With a great staff that has taken great care of my face for many years! They helped me through dealing with my crappy insurance fantastically and did great work every time.”

Ethan P.
Oakland

"Dr. Yelena is quite frankly the best dentist I have every had."

“Good dentistry is both an art and science, and Dr. Yelena personally cares about how your teeth look and feel. Not only the basics but the aesthetics as she is a perfectionist and wants the best for her clients. “

Michael B.
San Francisco