Dr. Sarah Sukhorukov was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida before she graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Prior of entering dental school, Dr. Sukhorukov worked as a dental assistant for many years. After witnessing a close family member’s journey through extensive dental surgery and seeing firsthand how the results changed their life with renewed confidence, self esteem, and overall improved quality of life, she knew then she wanted to become a dentist. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Sukhorukov continued her education by obtaining her Ph.D. in Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases by studying the effects of periodontal disease on systemic health. This knowledge has allowed her to continue fulfilling her role in life and career by being a public servant to the community and to her patients. Having a positive impact in the lives of her patients and improving their overall health is what she enjoys most about being a dentist. In her spare time, Dr. Sukhorukov enjoys traveling, painting and spending time with her family. Her and her husband have one daughter.