Dr Ricahrd Andolina..In Love with His Profession & His Football Team!!

October 28, 2016

  All you really need to know about Rick Andolina is by his own admission that he has a hard time saying "no" when asked to take on yet another responsibility.  The consequence is that while filling the office as president of the New York State Dental Association, he's also serving as Chairman of the ADA Political Action Committee.  While some might see this as an excess of responsibility, Rick counters that it's a marriage of his two loves: dentistrt and advocacy. Dr. Andolina has always felt it necessary that he work to help protect his profession from political foes and regulatory measures that threaten to damage or alter the livelihood of his colleagues.

Dr. Andolina grew up in Stannards, NY graduating from Wellsville High School.  Rick attended Ohio State University where he became an avid Buckeye fan.  After graduating from Ohio State, he attended the State University of NY at Buffalo- School of Dental Medicine, receiving his degree in 1980; then completing his residency at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo.

Rick returned to Hornell to establish his practice and marry his wife, Molly.  The couple are blessed with 4 children.  Rick Jr. followed in his father's footsteps at Andolina Dental, Nick practices chiropractic medicine, Mitch is a self-employed computer technician, and Jillian graduataed from the State University at Geneseso.  Shortly after graduation, Jill was diagnosed with leukemia.  Sadly, she lost her battle at the age of 26.  Dr. Andolina also recognizes his staff as his "second" family.  Several of his employees have been with him between 15 to 30 years.

Amond many of his rewards and accomplishments, Dr. Andolina received the University at Buffalo Alumni Association Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2004, and was selcted to deliver the commencement address at the 2016 UB School of Dental Medicine graduation ceremony.  Rick has served on many boards and committees, enjoyed coaching sports, loves the outdoors, and enjoys vacationing with his family....and attends as many Ohio State games as possible. 

Thank you Dr. Andolina for your excellent service, professionally and personally, to the Hornell area for over 35 years!  The Hornell Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have Dr. Andolina's business, Andolina Dental, as a member and to have Dr. Andolina serve on our Chamber Board for so many years.