Our Dentists

Dr. Stuart F. Fass

Dr. Fass, originally from Long Island, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1972. He graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1976 and completed a one-year general practice residency at the V.A. Hospital in Albany. Dr. Fass is a general dentist who established and has practiced at the current Altamont location since 1979. Professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Third District Dental Society.

Dr. Fass is on the teaching staff at the Samuel Stratton V.A. Hospital and conducts seminars for dental residents from the V.A. Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital. Over the past 44 years, he has at various times served as the president of the Guilderland Lions Club, as a founding board member of the Community Caregivers, on the board of directors of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, and as president of the Altamont Business Association.

His leisure time is spent boating on The Great Sacandaga Lake and traveling in the United States.  Adventures include cattle drives in Wyoming, flyboarding, waterskiing, and photography trips, just to name a few.

Dr. Nicole Shen

Dr. Nicole Shen joined Altamont General Dentistry in September 2022. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada and is a graduate of McGill University Doctor of Dental Medicine program in Montreal. Following graduation, Dr. Shen pursued a year of residency to further her skills at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany NY.

Dr. Shen was inspired to become a dentist due to the wonderful experience she had with her childhood dentist. She is known for being patient, easy-going, and attentive to her patient’s needs.

Originally from a suburb outside of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Shen enjoys hiking and traveling in her spare time, especially on road trips. (She once completed a cross-country road trip across Canada in only 4 weeks!)