Dr Carnu was awarded a PhD degree in Oral Biology and Pathology by State University of New York at Stony Brook for her research in adjunctive therapies for periodontal disease. After finishing her PhD, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Carnu was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Honor Dental Society for her outstanding academic results. She practiced as a General Dentist in East Bay Area and Marin County. She has a gentle and caring approach to dental treatment and treats her patients like family.
Oana grew up in a dental office, as she likes to say. Her father was a dentist and her first memories as a child are about taking rides up and down in the dental chair. She remembers the games her father invented when she was a little older "Who recognizes what's wrong with the tooth on the x-ray?" and how patiently he explained to her why teeth were hurting sometimes. When asked what career she was going to pursue, Oana knew there was only one answer for her, Dentistry. Dr. Carnu came to United States in 2002 after 3 years of practicing Dentistry back home in Romania. She was interested in expanding her knowledge in adjunctive therapies for periodontal disease and she participated in clinical research during her graduate program. Dr. Carnu has extensive experience in the treatment of periodontal disease and she has a considerable knowledge about the particularities of diabetic patients. After finishing her PhD, she moved on the Pacific coast to attend UCSF and obtain her DDS. Since then she practiced as a General Dentist in Bay Area.
While visiting San Lorenzo Valley on a sunny autumn day, she fell in love with the forest, with the way the sun was throwing a gold powder in the air and with the pace she found in Ben Lomond. This was the place that brought back memories of the mountains from home. This is where she met Dr. Anderson with whom she was sharing the same philosophies about patient care. She decided to continue Dr. Anderson tradition and she remained here. She thought that this would be an amazing place for her son to run around .